Kapurush (The Coward) - Amitabha Roy (Soumitra Chatterjee) is a Calcutta based scriptwriter who is driving around in the country to collect
material for a film. His vehicle breaks down in a small town. A tea planter, Bimal Gupta, offers hospitality for the night. Amitabba is forced to
accept the offer as he has no alternative.
At Gupta’s house, he is introduced to his wife Karuna (Madhabi Mukherjee). Amitabha is shocked to find her to be the girl he once
loved and had let down. Unaware of their past relationship, Gupta entertains Amitabha.
Amitabha Manages to steal a few moments alone with Karuna. He conveys to her about his love and asks her to leave her husband.
Karuna bides her own feelings. Unable to regain the old intimacy with her, he remembers his betrayal. Roy, proved to be a coward. Now that he is
a successful man, Amitabha asks Karuna to leave her husband for him. Karuna, rejects the proposal.
The next morning, Amitabha decides to take the train instead of waiting for the vehicle to be repaired. He writes a note to Karuna,
requesting her to meet him at the railway station if she still cared for him.
Amitabha waits for Karuna at the station. Karuna does arrive but only to snub him before going back to her husband.
Mahapurush (The Holy Man) - After the death of his wife, Gurupada Mitter (Prasad Mukherjee), an advocate, has not been at
peace. He and his daughter Buchki (Gitali Roy), meet Birinchi (Charuprakash Ghosh). Birinchi Baba claims to be ageless. He tells stories from
the past, about his arguments with ‘Pluto’ about time, how he taught E-mc2 to Einstein, and was on first-name terms with Jesu (Christ) and
Gautam (Budha). Birinchi Baby has a growing hand of rich devotees.
Gurupada decides to patronize the holy man and become his disciple. Daughter Buchki is disappointed with her lover Satya. Teach him
a lesson, she tells Satya that she is going to leave him and become a disciple of Birinchi Baba.
Satya turns to his friend Nibaran for his help. It does not take Nibaran long to realize that Birinchi Baba is a fraud. Nibaran and friends
expose Birinchi Baba. The devotes feel foolish and perhaps have learnt a lesson.
Producer: Rob & Co [Rob Productions] Screenpaly & Direction: Satyajit Ray, Based On The Short Stories: 'Janaiko Kapuruser Kahini'
by Premendra Mitra [The Coward] and 'Birinchibaba' By Parashuram [The Holy Man] Cinema Tography: Soumendu Roy Editing: Dulal Dutta Art
Direction: Bansi Chandraguta Sound: Nripen Pal, Atul Chatterjee, Sujit Sarkar Music: Satyajit Ray.
Includes Original Film Booklet, Lobby Card, Costume Design, Film Stills Film Posters & Domestic & International Folders of the Film.
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