Bari Theke Paliye

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Bari Theke Paliye
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Directed by Ritwik Ghatak
Produced by Chitrakalpa
Written by Ritwik Ghatak (screenplay),
Shibram Chakraborty
(the original novel)
Starring Kali Banerjee
Satindra Bhattacharya
Nripati Chatterjee
Shriman Deepak
Shailen Ghosh
Krishna Jaya
Param Bharak Lahiri
Gyanesh Mukherjee
Keshto Mukherjee
Niti Pandit
Jahar Roy
Music by Salil Chowdhury
Release date
  • 24 July 1959 (1959-07-24)
Running time
117 min.
Language Bengali

Bari Theke Paliye (English-language title: Runaway or The Runaway) is a 1958 Bengali film by director Ritwik Ghatak.[1][2] It stars Parambhattarak Lahiri, Kali Bannerjee, Nripati Chatterjee, Padma Devi, and Gyanesh Mukherjee.

This film was directed by alternative Indian filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak in Kolkata (then Calcutta) in 1958. The plot is about a misbehaving boy who runs away from his village and goes to Calcutta.


Kanchan, all of eight years old is always up to pranks and mischief in his village home. He finds his father a cruel demon who keeps his mother oppressed and imprisoned. In his dreams, the big city is El Dorado, i.e. Kolkata till he reaches there. But the glimpses of reality are harsher and the victims he meets give him a different view of the city. He know the dialectics of life in the City of joy, love and hate, Honesty and dishonsty. Meets small and loving girl mini and her family, folk singer, street hawker, footpath magician, beggers, thieves. He himself has to struggle for survival and experiences life as it is, only to go back to his village home. This time as a mature person and with the realization that his father is no demon after all, but yet another victim struggling with poverty and still a loving father.


  • Ore–ore nore–nore, shonkure... bulbul bhaja...
  • O, ami onek, ghuriya... Koilkatta
  • Mago amay deko na ko aar

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Banerjee, Haimanti (1985). Ritwik Kumar Ghatak : a monograph. Pune: National Film Archive of India. p. 8. ISBN 8120100018.
  2. ^ Schoonover, edited by Rosalind Galt, Karl (2010). Global art cinema : new theories and histories. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 491–492. ISBN 0195385624.

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