Distant Thunder (Ashani Sanket) (1973)
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Critic Reviews for Distant Thunder (Ashani Sanket)
A tragedy of such magnitude becomes an event abstracted by arithmetic. But Ray's artistry alters the scale. His concentrating on just a few victims of the famine causes such massive loss to become real, immediate.
Distant thunder, indeed; a superb film.
Audience Reviews for Distant Thunder (Ashani Sanket)
A look at the devastating Bengal famine of 1943, and its effects on one village, and one privileged couple in particular. I believe this is Satyajit Ray's first color film, and it's one of the better ones. The photography is quite good. This isn't among Ray's very best work (nor Soumitra Chatterjee's) but it's definitely worth watching, although (naturally) very depressing.
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