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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1988 - 30 July.7 August

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Category: Edition 1988

Jatin Chatterjee lives a poor lifestyle in India circa the British rule. He is amongst the thousands who are actively agitating for the British to quit India. One day while on the run from authorities, he takes shelter on a tree and is apprehended by Shyam Jadhav, who takes him under his wing, hides him from the British, educates him, and then subsequently hires him to teach his sons, Ram, Ramdas, and Ramdulaare. Years later all three men have grown up, are married and have children of their own, who are also Jatin's students. While there is no electricity in Jatin's classroom, a poor young boy, Tetra, the son of a farm laborer, Chedi Tushar, manually operates a ceiling fan, educates himself, and impresses everyone with his arithmetical and memorizing skills so much so that Ram Jadhav instructs Jatin to include him as a regular student. Then Ram is asked to contest elections which he does so without much help from his Ramdas, who is comically forgetful, and Ramdulaare, who spends all ...

Original Title Aaj Ka Robin Hood
Italian Title Il ritorno di Robin Hood
Category Official Competition
Section Competition
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 80'
Production Year 1988
Nationality India
Directed by Tapan Sinha
Screenplay Tapan Sinha
Main cast Anil Chatterjee, Utpal Dutt, Rabi Ghosh

 regista Tapan SinhaTAPAN SINHA

Tapan Sinha (Calcutta, 2 October 1924) is an Indian director, considered together with Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen, one of the best known Bollywood directors in Bengali language.
Born in Kolkata, but raised in Bihar, he graduated in physics in 1946 at the University of Calcutta. He found work as a sound engineer, and worked - among others with Satyen Boses. He then moved to London (1950- 1951), where he worked at Pinewood Studios.
His first directing experience was in 1954 (Ankush). Since then he directed numerous films that won him numerous prizes and awards. Among others, 19 National Film Awards in various categories, the Unicef prize at the Berlin Film Festival, as well as a nomination for the Golden Bear (1957, for Kabuliwala) and participation in the Venice, Locarno, London and San Francisco festivals (he was also a member of the jury), Moscow (nomination for best film in 1971).