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Meghe Taka Tara

The film is unashamedly a melodrama - the harrowing tale of a beautiful, clever, promising young woman who is mentally and physically broken by the selfish family. Not only a unique representation of Indian experience, but of human experience, and certainly as a cinema experience, of which it is rare and overwhelming.

This film is a thrilling assault on mind and body. Like the traditional melodrama , its primary appeal is emotional. But this is melodrama filtered with a critical dimension. A psychological sharpness mirroring the political anger of the times. And if the film is beautiful, it is never happily so: it is a beauty repeatedly violated, creating a new, modern beauty.