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Meghe Dhaka Tara (1960)

Meghe Dhaka Tara (Eng: The Cloud Capped Star) is a 1960 Bengali film written and directed by Ritwik Ghatak. The film is based on a Bengali novel by the same name by Shaktipada Rajguru. Meghe Dhaka Tara is the first from the Partition trilogy by Ghatak, the other two being Komal Gandhar (1961) and Subamarekha (1962)

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Bhuvan Shome (1969)

Bhuvan Shome is a 1969 Hindi film directed by Mrinal Sen. Based on a story by Balai Chandra Mukhopadhyay, this film is considered a landmark in the Modern Indian Cinema. This film is one of the earliest attempts at what came to be known as art house or new wave cinema in India.

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Do Bigha Zamin (1953)

Do Bigha Zamin (Two acres of land) is a 1953 film directed by Bimal Roy. Inspired by Italian neo-realistic cinema, this film is known for its socialist theme, and is an important landmark in the early parallel cinema of India, also considered as a trend setter.

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Pather Panchali (1955)

Pather Panchali (Song of the little road) is a 1955 Bengali film directed by Satyajit Ray. The film is based on Bengali author Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay’s novel by the same name, published in 1929. This film is regarded as a landmark film in the history of Indian and World Cinema and is considered as one of the best films ever made.

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Neecha Nagar (1946)

Neecha Nagar, released in 1946 is a Hindi film directed by Chetan Anand. This film is considered as one of the pioneering efforts in the field of expressionist social realism in Indian Cinema. Written by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, this film is inspired from Maxim Gorky’s Lower Depths. The film was financed by the Indian People’s Theater Association (IPTA).

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