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A poster for Charachar
Directed by Buddhadev Dasgupta
Produced by Gita Gope, Shankar Gope
Written by Buddhadev Dasgupta, Prafulla Roy (novel)
Music by Biswadep Dasgupta
Cinematography Soumendu Roy
Edited by Ujjal Nandi
Release date
7 February 1996 (France)
Running time
97 minutes
Country India
Language Bengali

Charachar (English language:Shelter of the Wings, Bengali: চরাচর) is a 1993 Bengali drama film directed and written by Buddhadev Dasgupta based on a novel by Prafulla Roy.


Lakha (Rajit Kapoor) comes from a family of bird catchers, but questions the value of catching birds. He, and the older Bhushan (Sadhu Meher), sell their caged birds to the local dealer. Lakha's wife, Sari (Laboni Sarkar), complains that he is not ambitious enough because he cares more for the birds than for her, and she starts meeting Natobar. Kalicharan, a city dealer, suggests they sell their birds directly to him. So Bhushan and Lakha take their next catch of birds on the train to Calcutta. Kalicharan invites them to a feast for the ceremony of the birds, with disastrous consequences.




  1. ^ "Berlinale: 1994 Programme". Retrieved 2011-06-11. 

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