Akash Kusum

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Akash Kusum, Up in the Clouds
Directed byMrinal Sen
Produced byPurbachal Film Productions
Written byAshish Barman
StarringSoumitra Chatterjee
Aparna Sen
Subhendu Chatterjee
Music bySudhin Dasgupta
CinematographySailaja Chatterjee
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Akash Kusum is a 1965 Bengali film directed by noted Indian parallel film director Mrinal Sen. The film was remade in 1979 in Hindi as Manzil.


It is the story of the longings of a middle class executive to rise in stature and greater social acceptability. The young man still trying to find a place in the corporate world puts up an innocent bluff to a young girl he chances upon. His deception increases till they become disastrous for him, and for their relationship.


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