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Parakh (1960) - (Movies To See Before You Die - Drama)
27 May, 2008 | Movies To See Before You Die / Drama

Parakh - Bobby Talks Cinema.comBimal Roy’s not so famous classic about a village, the villagers and their simple lives is indeed a must watch if you still value those innocent times of the past. Admittedly though PARAKH is not considered among the best works of Bimal Roy, but in my opinion it has the power to communicate the truth in an amusing manner and should be rated as a masterpiece, may be less than the other classics directed by the maestro.

Based on an engaging storyline, the film shows how the simple lifestyle of the villagers goes through a sudden change, when they are informed that a huge amount of money is to be received by one of the persons living in the village itself at a given condition. Knowing it, everyone tries to prove himself the best contender of the amount and in the process, their inner persona and all hidden intensions come out in the open revealing their real identities.
 
It is a simple yet powerful film having a great social message, which makes you sit and await that what happens next with all the characters involved. Thoughtfully directed in an impressive and entertaining style, it truly shows you the vision films were conceived in that Golden Era of Hindi Cinema by all the legendary directors and how they magically converted simple story ideas into meaningful ventures. Honestly speaking, PARAKH is a rare or lesser known black & white classic which tries to look into the human psychology through its insightful tale and thus remains a highly recommended Bimal Roy gem for all the lovers of such thought provoking cinema from the past.
 
Directed By Bimol Roy
Starring : Saadhna, Durga Khote, Kanhiyalal, Asit Sen & More
Music By Salil Chaudhary

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