Photo of Madhabi Chakrobarty Madhabi Chakrobarty

Madhabi Chakrobarty in Calcutta 71

Calcutta 71

1972 NR

The spirit of a condemned 20-year-old student wanders through time, linking together four stories of people struggling for survival in this gritty meditation on poverty, natural disaster and political strife in India. A middle-class family's home is no match for the monsoons, while another clan's morality is compromised when famine strikes. Young boys smuggle rice, and politicians pity the poor while living in the lap of luxury.