Ek Nadir Galpo: Tale of a River

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Ek Nadir Galpo: Tale of a River
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySamir Chanda
Produced bySangeeta Ajay Agarwal
Leela Chanda
Screenplay bySamir Chanda
Shyamali Dey
Story bySunil Gangopadhyay
adapted from his short story
StarringMithun Chakraborty
Shweta Prasad
Nirmal Kumar
Anjan Srivastav
Jisshu Sengupta
Montu Moha Patra
Music byNachiketa
CinematographyRajan Kothari
Edited bySanjib Datta
Release date
  • 24 October 2008 (2008-10-24) (IFFI)
  • 14 August 2015 (2015-08-14) (Theatrical)

Ek Nadir Galpo: Tale of a River is a 2008 Bengali-language Indian feature film directed by Samir Chanda and produced by Sangeeta Ajay Agarwal and Leela Chanda, starring Mithun Chakraborty, Shweta Prasad, Jisshu Sengupta, Anjan Srivastav, Nirmal Kumar and Montu Moha Patra.[1]

The film was India's entry for the Asian, African and Latin American competition segment of the 38th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), held in Goa, 2007.[2][3]

The film was officially released in theaters on August 14, 2015 even though it was made in 2007.[4][5][6]


Ekk Nadir Galpo is taken from adaptation of short stories of Sunil Gangopadhay. Although initially set to be released on cinema, it went to film festivals worldwide.

It shows the special relationship a father and daughter share. Anu consider Darakeshwar (Mithun) her hero and Anu (Swetha) is his pride, joy and life. Tragedy strikes as Anu drowns in Keleghai river. The bond between Darakeshwar and Anu transcends time and even Anu's death. Now Darakeshwar's only goal is to rename the river Keleghai as Anjana in memory of his loving daughter.

It shows whether Darakeshwar is right in wanting to rename the river and if the names of rivers be changed very easily. The film shows who helps Darakeshwar in his goal and if he manages to rename the river.


Critical response[edit]

Times of India gave the film four out of five stars, lauding Ek Nadir Galpo as a visual masterpiece that holds you and glues not only to your seat, but also to the silver screen, wondering what could possibly happen after the intermission. They appreciated director Samir Chanda and lead actor Mithun Chakraborty, mentioning it as one of his career's best performances.[7]


  1. ^ "Debut directorial venture finds place in IFFI" (PDF). Govt of India Press Release. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Indian entries for IFFI". thehindu. 17 October 2007. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Ekti Nadir Galpo-Mithun Bengali film trailer". youtue. 4 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Omkara art director's debut directorial up for release". timesofindia. 13 August 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Wife lives out Samirs dream". timesofindia. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Bolly biggies gather at Ek Nodir Galpo premiere". timesofindia. 17 August 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Ek Nadir Galpo: Tale of a River Review". The Times of India. 2 May 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2015.

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