Aśani-saṃketa = Distant thunder

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  • A dramatization of World War II famine in India. As the government requisitions the civilian food supply to feed its armies, the common man starves. A Brahmin living in a Bengali village with his beautiful wife must abandon his former aspirations, becoming wiser and more compassionate in the process.


  • Some credits also appear in Bengali script.
  • A foreign film (India).
  • From the novel by Bibhuti Bhusan Bannerji.
  • Originally produced as motion picture in 1973.
  • "Color is weak"--Container.
  • Copyright dates on cassette and container labels vary.
  • VHS.
  • In Hindi and Bengali with English subtitles.
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