An Enemy of the People (Ganashatru)
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An Enemy of the People (Ganashatru)
Legendary Indian film director Satyajit Ray developed this project based on a classic play by Henryk Ibsen because his doctor wanted him to only shoot films in a studio. The story has been transferred to Bengal, and Bengali is the language used in the film. In the story, Dr. Ashoke Gupta (Soumitra Chatterji) is an idealistic doctor working in a town near Calcutta. He discovers that the water at a popular temple is the source of an outbreak of typhoid and hepatitis. In order to save lives, he risks his career to try and call attention to this polluted water source. His efforts are thwarted by a… More

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"It's Ray's first film after a heart attack four years ago, and his doctors insisted it had to be a studio film. That the film is so dull can't be blamed on the doctors."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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