Amar Lenin

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Amar Lenin
Amar Lenin scene.png
A scene from the documentary
Directed byRitwik Ghatak
Produced bySumana Films
Screenplay byRitwik Ghatak
StarringArun Kumar
Music byJyotirindra Moitro and Binoy Roy
CinematographyDhruba Kumar Basu and Shakti Banerjee

Amar Lenin (Bengali: আমার লেনিন, subtitle: My Lenin) is a 1970 black and white documentary film directed by film director Ritwik Ghatak made[1] for Government of West Bengal in the centenary year (1970) of the birth of Vladimir Lenin.[2][3]

The film was created by Ritwik Ghatak. It is based on the thoughts and views of Ritwik Ghatak on Lenin and communism. The film was, for some time, not allowed to be released in India.[4]

Initial problems[edit]

After making the film, countries such as the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of Poland approached Ritwik Ghatak for him to show the movie in those countries. However, issues arose with the National Film Censorship Board of India which did not approve of the movie and banned it in India. Ghatak and his team had to work hard to have the movie passed by the censorship board. Ritwik Ghatak personally met with Indira Gandhi on this matter.[5]

Cast and Crew[edit]

  • Production: Sumana Films
  • Direction and screenplay: Ritwik Ghatak
  • Cinematography: Dhruba Kumar Basu and Shakti Banerjee.
  • Music Direction: Jyotirindra Maitro and Binoy Roy
  • Singers: Preeti Banerjee, Binoy Roy, Mantu Ghosh, Anima Dasgupta, Reba Ray Choudhury.
  • Acting: Arun Kumar etc.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rajagopalan, Sudha (2008). Indian Films in Soviet Cinemas : the culture of movie-going after Stalin. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. p. 92. ISBN 978-0-253-22099-8.
  2. ^ "40th Annual Conference on South Asia" (PDF). Center for South Asia University of Wisconsin - Madison. p. 25. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 August 2013. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
  3. ^ "RÉTROSPECTIVE RITWIK GHATAK du 1er au 15 juin 2011". Dossier de presse. p. 9. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
  4. ^ Ghaṭaka, R̥tvikakumāra (2005). Calaccitra, mānusha ebaṃ āro kichu (1. De'ja saṃskaraṇa. ed.). Kalakātā: De'ja Pābaliśiṃ. ISBN 81-295-0397-2.
  5. ^ Ghaṭaka, R̥tvikakumāra (2005). Calaccitra, mānusha ebaṃ āro kichu (1. De'ja saṃskaraṇa. ed.). Kalakātā: De'ja Pābaliśiṃ. p. 309. ISBN 81-295-0397-2.