About the film
The Garden of Bancharam
Release Date: January 29, 1980
|Producers||:||Dhiresh Kumar Chakraborty, Swapan Ghosh|
|Writers||:||Tapan Sinha, Manoj Mitra|
The story of an old peasant,Bancharam (Mitra),who defeats the tyrannical landlord Chhakari (Dey).Inheriting a dry patch of land, Bancharam converts it into a fabulous garden.The British magistrate supports him when Chhakari attempts to acquire the garden, after which he dies. Chhakari's son Nakari tries a new stratagem: he promises Bancharam Rs 400 every month provided Bancharam bequeaths his garden to the landowner after his death. Bancharam agrees but amazingly becomes healthier with every passing day, repeatedly promising to die but failing to do so.