অগ্নিপরীক্ষা - Uttam Kumar-Suchitra Sen AGNIPARIKKHA (1954)


A clip from Tollywood classic film AGNIPARIKKHA (Bengali, 1954)

[Agni Parikkha Bengali Movie DVD Release in USA Canada Worldwide]Calcutta, Feb 14, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Directed by directorial group Agradoot, AGNIPARIKSHA (The Test Of Fire, also spelt Agniparikkha) Bengali classic black-and-white film released in cinema halls in Kolkata in September 1954. The film features music directed by Anupam Ghatak.

Agni Parikkha remains a superhit, with a cast of Uttam Kumar, Suchitra Sen, Jahar Ganguli, Kamal Mitra, Chandrabati Devi, Reba Bose and others. Timeless Bengali film songs like Ke Tumi Amare Dako (Sandhya Mukherjee), Ganey Mor Kon Indradhanu, etc remain tremendously popular after more than half a century!

Part of the enduring appeal of the feel-good drama film lies in the struggle of Tapasi (Suchitra Sen) who had married a young teenage son of a landlord when very young, and subsequently returned to her own family per her mother's wishes. Later on, Tapasi falls in love with Kiriti (Uttam Kumar) - a young handsome and affluent man - but Tapasi, troubled by her past, is in a dilemma about marrying Kiriti. She is reminded of Sita - wife of Rama and heroine of the Ramayana who went through a test of fire - Agni Pariksha. The film ends on a happy note, since as things turn out, Kiriti happens to be the boy Tapasi married when very young, solving all problems!

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