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Padatik, The Guerilla Fighter
Directed by Mrinal Sen
Produced by Mrinal Sen Productions
Written by Ashish Barman
Starring Dhritiman Chatterjee, Simi Garewal, Bijon Bhattacharya, Pravash Sarkar
Music by Ananda Shankar
Cinematography K. K. Mahajan
Release date(s) 1973
Country India
Language Bengali
Preceded by Calcutta 71
Followed by Chorus (1974 film)

Padatik (The Guerilla Fighter) was a 1973 Bengali film directed by noted Indian art film director Mrinal Sen.

Plot

Sumit is an ideologue of an extremist left-wing party, and escapes from police custody. Thanks to his party boss Nikhilda’s connections, he gets refuge in the high-rise apartment of a rich divorcee, who works as a high profile executive in an advertising agency. Isolated in his comfortable refuge, Sumit begins to question the actions of his party and its consequences and also develops a somewhat romantic friendship with his benefactress.


This film is considered to be the third film of Mrinal Sen's Calcutta trilogy, the others being Interview (1971 film), and Calcutta 71.

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