Amrita Kumbher Sandhane

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Amrita Kumbher Sandhane
The poster for the film
Story by Samaresh Basu (Kalkut)
Starring Subhendu Chatterjee
Aparna Sen
Bhanu Bandopadhyay
Samit Bhanja
Ruma Guha Thakurta
Music by Sudhin Dasgupta
Release dates
Country India
Language Bengali

Amrita Kumbher Sandhane ( Bengali: অমৃত কুম্ভের সন্ধানে, Quest for the Pitcher of Nectar) is a 1982 Bengali film directed by Dilip Roy. It is based on a story by “Kalkut”, pseudonym of Samaresh Basu (1924–1988). Music is by Sudhin Dasgupta and stars Shubhendu Chatterjee, Aparna Sen, Bhanu Bandhopadhyay, Samit Bhanja, Ruma Guha Thakurta amongst others.[1][2]

The film documents one of the largest Indian religious fairs, the Kumbh Mela, which is held at the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati. The action is seen through the eyes of Shubhendu Chatterjee who has come to the Mela not out of any religious sentiment but to see and understand people and seek the reason why “….multitudes upon multitudes of the old and weak and the young and frail enter without hesitation or complaint upon such incredible journeys and endure the resultant miseries without repining.” (Mark Twain after visiting the 1895 Mela)



  1. ^ "The Telegraph-DVD/VCD reviews". Calcutta, India: 2006-04-21. Retrieved 2008-11-26. 
  2. ^ "AMRITA KUMBHER SANDHANEY - Film Database - Movie Database". Retrieved 2008-11-26. 

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