Lal Darja

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Lal Darja
Lal Darja.jpg
Directed by Buddhadev Dasgupta
Produced by Chitrani Lahiri, Dulal Roy
Written by Buddhadev Dasgupta
Starring Subhendu Chatterjee
Gulsan Ara Akhtar
Raisul Islam
Indrani Haldar
Biplab Chatterjee
Haradhan Bandopadhyay
Music by Bappi Lahiri
Cinematography Venu
Edited by Ujjal Nandi
Release date
Running time
97 minutes
Country India
Language Bengali

Lal Darja (English language: The Red Door) is a 1997 Bengali allegorical drama film about a Kolkata dentist Dr. Nabin Dutta who fears becoming a cripple. Directed and written by Buddhadev Dasgupta, he film won the Golden Lotus Award for Best Film at the Indian National Film Awards.[1]


Nabin Dutta (Subhendu Chattopadhyay) was a 47-year-old dentist. He had a son Kushal who was studying in Darjeeling. His wife was not satisfied with him and wanted to be separated. Nabin thought he had some acute disease, but it was nothing serious. Every moment Nabin felt a lack of satisfaction.

He compared his situation with his driver Dinu who had two wives, Sukhi (Nandini Maliya) and Maloti (Indrani Haldar). Dinu's wives were satisfied with him and they had no complaints about Dinu. Nabin tried to understand himself. Most of the time he thought about his childhood in Cherrapunji and the red coloured gate which he thought obeyed him. His mother said that the gate had a huge tolerance and Nabin compared himself with the red coloured gate. Ultimately, after departing from his wife and son, he raised his tolerance to a maximum stage and started to live alone with himself.



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