|Directed by||Tarun Majumdar|
|Story by||Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay|
Ruma Guha Thakurta,
|Music by||Hemanta Mukherjee|
|Edited by||Ramesh Joshi, Shakti Pada Roy|
Dadar Kirti (Bengali: দাদার কীর্তি) (Deeds of my elder brother) (1980) is a Bengali comic-romantic film starring Tapas Paul, Mahua Roychoudhury, Ayan Banerjee and Debashree Roy. The film was based on an unpublished novel of Saradindu Bandopadhyay. Directed by Tarun Majumdar, it was a huge box office success upon its release and still has a popular following.
Kedar Chatujye (Tapas Paul), a dim-witted simpleton, is exiled to his uncle’s house in a small town in Bihar by his father, who is extremely angry with him for being unable to pass his B.A. exams after three attempts. The simple-minded Kedar becomes the butt of all jokes of his cousin Santu (Ayan Banerjee) gang of friends led by Bhombol Bhattacharjee also known as Bhombolda (Anup Kumar).
He falls in love with Saraswati (Mahua Roychoudhury) a girl with a strong, no-nonsense character who is the elder sister of Santu’s betrothed Beena (Debashree Roy). Saraswati’s parents too are impressed by Kedar’s decency and simplicity; she softens up to Kedar. However, Bhombolda and his gang create misunderstandings between the two. An extremely disappointed Saraswati decides to marry a rich boy from Bhagalpur (Kaushik Banerjee). But at the end, Bhombolda realise that Kedar has a heart of gold and admits his wrongdoing leading Saraswati getting married to Kedar.
- Tapas Paul as Kedar a.k.a. Phulda
- Mahua Roychoudhury as Saraswati
- Debashree Roy as Beena
- Ayan Banerjee as Santu
- Anup Kumar as Bhombolda
- Satya Bandopadhyay as Santu's father
- Kali Banerjee as Saraswati, Beena father
- Sandhya Roy as Santu's boudi
- Ruma Guha Thakurta as Saraswati, Beena's mother
- Sulata Choudhury as Phulmatia (Maid at Saraswati's house)
- Haradhan Banerjee as Kedar's father (guest)
- Kaushik Banerjee as Amarnath (rich boy from Bhagalpur) (guest)
- Shamit Bhanja as Santu's elder brother (guest)
- Direction: Tarun Majumdar
- Production: Ram Cine Arts
- Producer: Ram Gupta
- Production Controller: Ishwar Lal Sharma
- Production Controller Assistants: Savitri Das & Narendra Lata
- Story: Saradindu Bandopadhyay
- Screenplay: Tarun Majumdar
- Cinematography: Shakti Bannerjee
- Music: Hemanta Mukherjee
- Editing: Ramesh Joshi, Shaktipada Roy
- Art Direction: Suresh Chandra Chandra
- Audiography: Anil Dasgupta, Jyoti Chatterjee, Somesh Chatterjee, Amulya Das
The music director of the film is Hemanta Mukherjee. The film has many uses of Rabindra Sangeet such as Charana Dharite, Ei korechho bhalo and also Bodhu Kon Alo Laaglo Chokhe, Guru Guru Guru Guru Ghono Megho which was the part of the play 'Chitrangada' in the movie. There was also a song which was originally written by Saradindu Bandopadhyay himself titled as Janam Abdhi. The music of the film was a huge hit upon release and is still popular today.
|Soundtrack album by Hemanta Mukherjee|
|1.||"Badhu Kon Alo (1)"||Arundhati Holme Chowdhury||4:11|
|2.||"Badhu Kon Alo (2)"||Arundhati Holme Chowdhury||4:00|
|3.||"Chorono Dhorite"||Arundhati Holme Chowdhury||4:26|
|4.||"Chorono Dhorite"||Hemanta Mukherjee||4:26|
|5.||"Ei Korechho Bhalo"||Hemanta Mukherjee||5:32|
|6.||"Eso Pranbharan"||Arundhati Holme Chowdhury and Bitu Samajpati||3:01|
|7.||"Janam Abdhi"||Manna Dey||3:55|
|8.||"Saat Suron Ki"||Hemanta Mukherjee, Shakti Thakur||5:21|
|9.||"Tomar Dake Sara Dite"||Aarti Mukherjee||3:07|
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