Chorus (1974)

  • India| 1974| Bengali| 119'| B&W
  • DoP: K.K. Mahajan
  • Writer: Mrinal Sen, Mohit Chatterjee
  • Editor: Gangadhar Naskar
  • Cast: Utpal Dutt, Subhendu Chatterjee, Asit Bannerjee, Shekhar Chatterjee, Rabi Ghosh, Haradhan Bannerjee, Satya Bannerjee, Snighda Majumdar, Rasaraj Chakraborty, Geeta Sen, Dilip Roy, Moon Moon Sen, Nirmal Ghosh


9th Moscow International Film Festival
Berlinale Retrospective, 1990

Award: Silver Prize, 9th Moscow International Film Festival Best Feature Film, Best Cinematography, Best Music Direction – National Film Award 1974 FIPRESCI Award, Berlinale 1990

Synopsis: A sutradhar (Rabi Ghosh) appears at the beginning of the film to set the tone for a fairy tale that takes a terrifying edge as the film proceeds. Chaos ensues as a company announces a hundred job openings for which tens of thousands of candidates gather to apply. Using a range of storytelling and filmmaking elements including handheld shots, newsreel footage, direct audience address and the framework of the fable and the satire with scathing political honesty, the film emerges as one of Mrinal Sen’s most inventive works. The film won the 22nd National Film Award for Best Feature, Best Cinematography and Best Music Direction.

Directors Bio: Mrinal Sen (1923 - 2018) inaugurated his pioneering legacy as a writer and filmmaker with the Indian People’s Theatre Association before directing his first film, Raat Bhore, in 1955. Spanning over six decades, Sen’s films, made in Bengali, Hindi, Odia and Telugu, explored a variety of genres while remaining continually engaged with the social and political happenings of the Indian subcontinent. His prolific Filmography includes Neel Akasher Neechey (1959), Baishey Shravan (1960), Matira Manisha (1966), Mrigaya (1976), Oka Oorie Katha (1978), Akaler Sandhaney (1980), Genesis (1986), Antareen (1993) and Amaar Bhuvan (2002) among others.

Director & Producer: Mrinal Sen

Drama | Satire
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