This is a social film with a very strong social message of providing education to the underprivileged and especially to the minority (Muslims in this case as they are the most backward community).This film is about how a young boy Pran Nath wants to provide education to the entire village so that they can progress in life. He goes off to the city to work and gather funds, but perishes while trying to save a lady from anti socials. His savings are sent home by that very lady. Meanwhile the Mahajan’s wife (a Hindu by birth) comes across her uncle and her father in the village who (her father) had been ostracized by society for getting her married off to a Muslim.They start a night school with the support of some villagers and when the rest of the villagers come to know they also readily support the others.
This is surprisingly an excellent film considering the stance which the director has taken in sending a strong social message through his film. Muslims are the most backward community and without taking their religious beliefs into consideration, it is because of their illiteracy that they take to mainly crime to sustain themselves. This is an excellent effort to show how education can change the life of a village and maybe many, many more in the future. Women especially Muslim women have been shown to be more progressive and more ready to accept change than the men which is probably one of the best points of the film. The director of this film, Subhamoy Chatterjee also doubles up as the screenplay writer, music director, lyricist, editor,cinematographer and even as a playback singer. We have never ever seen anyone with so many technical and creative abilities before and it is unlikely we will ever see anyone like that again, but nevertheless for once we don’t have any complaints.
It is a pity that there were only four people in the theatre to watch such a good film. Good things (films included are never appreciated).