Thikadar (1940)

 ●  Bengali ● Running Time: TBA

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Melodrama featuring a thikadar (forest contractor), a somewhat remote figure like the landscape in which he operates. The villain is the plantation-owner named Abani Haldar, with a beautiful daughter, Latika. The thikadar saves Haldar in an accident, while later it is revealed that Haldar killed the thikadar's father and left his wife and children for dead. Latika, who loves the thikadar, succeeds in preventing the forester from taking revenge for those crimes. The playwright Tulsi Lahiri, an influential figure who helped introduce realism to the post-WW2 Bengali theatre with plays like Chhenra, Pathik and Dukhirlman (the latter two were also filmed, in 1939/1953 and 1954 respectively), wrote, scored and acted in this film noted for its extensive location shooting and crowd scenes showing the lives of plantation workers.

Cast: Durgadas Bannerjee

Crew: Prafulla Roy (Director), Bibhati Das (Director of Photography), Tulsi Lahiri (Music Director)

Genres: Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 01 Jan 1940 (India)

Bengali Name: ঠিকাদার

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as Abani Haldar
as Chanchali
as Matilal Thikadar
as Mungri
as Sub Inspector
as Manager
as Latika
as Baganbabu
as Bhikhu
as Kancha
as Sukhen
as Priest




Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director
Playback Singer
Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Black & White
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1