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Saptapadi

Synopsis
Melodrama. During World War II, Krishnendu Mukerjee, a priest, is brought a wounded woman whom he recognises as Rina Brown, an Anglo-Indian and his former lover. In flashback he recalls his college days where in a student production Rina was cast as Desdemona and he learnt the part of Othello to impress her. When Rina’s boyfriend fails to show up for a performance Krishendu took his place. The scene, set in a theatre, starts with ‘it is the cause’ and ends with Othello’s final speech.
Language
Hindi
Country
India
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of release
1961
Duration
163 mins

Credits

Director
Ajoy Kar
Screenplay
Tarashankar Banerjee
Music
Hemanta Mukherjee
Cast
Uttam KumarKrishnendu (Othello)
Suchitra SenRina Brown (Desdemona)

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Othello
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Some critics have observed that the Othello sequence is almost a shot-for-shot match of the Welles film.
Reviews
Lanier, Douglas ‘Film Spin-Offs and Citations’ in Burt, Richard (ed). Shakespeares After Shakespeares: an Encyclopedia of the Bard in Mass Media and Popular Culture. 2 vols. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006. (p. 240-1, entry 999).

Production Company

Name

Alochaya Productions

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