Robibar Bikelbela (2004) - A film by Amit Dutta
Robibar Bikalbela, English title A Sunday Afternoon, is a Bengali drama film directed by Indian-American film-maker Amit Dutta. The Bangla cinema released in 2004 has a star-cast of Sudipta Chakraborty, Bhaswar Chatterjee, Gita Dey, Arun Mukherjee, Rumki Chatterjee, Abir Chatterjee and more.
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Rabibar Bikelbela strives to portray some ramifications of the violent naxalite movement that struck West Bengal in the 1970s. The story is set in 1977, the aftermath of the Naksalbari movement in Bengal. Shaon, a former naxalite and now a fugitive abroad, comes back to India after his mothers death and accidentally gets introduced to the daughter of the very man he had assassinated. He finds out about her grinding poverty and that she was forced into prostitution. Yet, there is something fatally attractive about her and he can neither confess to her nor stay away. The story of ‘Robibar Bikalbela’ is the story of the Dilemma of Shaon.