Neel Akasher Neechey

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Neel Akasher Neechey
Neel Akasher Neechey.jpg
Directed by Mrinal Sen
Produced by Hemanta Bela Production
Written by Based on short story "Chini Feriwala" written by Padmabibhushan Mahadevi Barma
Starring Kali Banerjee, Manju Dey, Bikash Roy, Smriti Biswas, Suruchi Sengupta, Ajit Chatterjee and Rasaraj Chatterjee
Music by Hemanta Mukhopadhyay
Release date
  • 1959 (1959)
Running time
133 minutes
Country India
Language Bengali

Neel Akasher Neechey (Bengali: নীল আকাশের নীচে Nil akasher niche, "Under the Blue Sky") is a 1959 Bengali language film directed by Mrinal Sen, starring Kali Bannerjee, Manju Dey, Bikash Roy and others.

Set in the background of the last days of the British Raj in Calcutta, the film explores the lives of a number of characters, including the platonic relationship between an immigrant Chinese wage worker, Wang Lu, and the main female character called Basanti. The film had overt political overtones and was the first film to be banned by the Government of India.[1] The ban was effective for two years.


  1. ^ "The cinema of ‘bad light’". Indian Express. 13 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 

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