Athens International Film Festival

A Tale of a Naughty Girl - Mondo Meyer Upakhyan

Buddhadeb Dasgupta
3, Kankulia Road
1st Floor
Kolkata - 700029
India.
Tel: 0091 33 2460 4088
e-mail: bdgg11@yahoo.co.in
It is July 1969, man walks on the moon for the first time and a prostitute’s daughter somewhere in rural India makes a radical decision that will change her life for ever. Refusing to obey her mother’s command and get married to a rich old man, 14-year-old Lati runs off to Calcutta to attend school. What starts as an ordinary tale of adolescent rebellion is transformed into an ode to willpower in Dasgupta’s skillful hands. A frank portrayal of life in the Indian red light districts, A Tale of a Naughty Girl is an ethereal and surprisingly uplifting masterpiece of Indian cinema. The film was presented at the 2003 Berlin Film Festival.

Director: Buddhadeb Dasgupta
Screenwriter: Buddhadeb Dasgupta
Cinematography: Venu
Editing: Rabiranjan Maitra
Music: Biswadeb Dasgupta
Principal Cast: Samata Das, Rituparna Sengupta, Arpan Basar

India, Color
Bengali, 90΄
Format: 35mm


    Publication date: 2007-09-10 23:49:38

    Director in Focus: Buddhadeb Dasgupta

    Director in Focus: Buddhadeb Dasgupta

    Filmography 2007 The Voyeurs (Ami, Yasin Arr Amar Madhubala) 2005 Memories in the Mist (Kaalpurush) 2004 Chased by Dreams (Swapner Din) 2002 A Tale of a Naughty Girl (Mondo Meyer Upakhyan) 2000 The Wrestlers (Uttara) 1996 Red Door (Lal Darja) 1993 Shelter of the Wings (Charachar) 1992 Their Story (Tahader Katha) 1989 The Tiger Man (Bagh Bahadur) 1988 The Return (Phera) 1984 Blind Alley (Andhi Gali) 1982 Seasons Memoir (Seet Grismer Smriti) 1981 Crossroads (Grihajuddha) 1979 Bitter Morsel (Neem Annapurna) 1978 Distance (Duratwa)

    The Tiger Man - Bagh Bahadur

    The Tiger Man - Bagh Bahadur

    Buddhadeb Dasgupta 3, Kankulia Road 1st Floor Kolkata - 700029 India. Tel: 0091 33 2460 4088 e-mail: bdgg11@yahoo.co.in

    Shelter of the Wings - Charachar

    Shelter of the Wings - Charachar

    Buddhadeb Dasgupta 3, Kankulia Road 1st Floor Kolkata - 700029 India. Tel: 0091 33 2460 4088 e-mail: bdgg11@yahoo.co.in

    The Wrestlers - Uttara

    The Wrestlers - Uttara

    Buddhadeb Dasgupta 3, Kankulia Road 1st Floor Kolkata - 700029 India. Tel: 0091 33 2460 4088 e-mail: bdgg11@yahoo.co.in

    Chased by Dreams - Swapner Din

    Chased by Dreams - Swapner Din

    Buddhadeb Dasgupta 3, Kankulia Road 1st Floor Kolkata - 700029 India. Tel: 0091 33 2460 4088 e-mail: bdgg11@yahoo.co.in