“Bari Theke Paliye” was created by master film maker Ritwick Ghatak during the 1950’s. The film is adapted from the popular novel “Bari Theke Paliye” by Shibram Chakraborty. The story revolves around a teenage boy Kanchan (Sriman Parambhattarak) who escapes from his village to take refuge from his menacing and patriarchal father. Kanchan walks into the Howrah bound train and arrives at Kolkata. The film promulgates the exploits and adventures of Kanchan in Kolkata and the diverse atmosphere and individuals he has to combat. “Bari Theke Paliye” can’t be classified as onme of the best works of Ghatak. The film aimlessly diverts from the simplicity of the original novel, making the complicated and cacophonous at times. The screenplay, camerawork and editing are not world class considering the shoe string budget on which the film was made. Nevertheless the music, dialogue and philosophy evaluated in the film are of the highest quality. Parambhattarak as the protagonist and Kali Banerjee as the bohemian trinket seller give over – the – moon performances. The song Hari Daser Bulbul Bhaja… stays on with the voyeur even after the closing credits of the fuilm. The film remains as another honest approach by Ghatak where he highlights the ramshackle situation of the metropolitan economy.