Chander Pahar
Embark on a journey to a fabled Mountain of the Moon.

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Chander Pahar

30 Dec, 2013
2 hrs 28 mins
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Chander Pahar is the journey to the fabled, `Mountain Of The Moon`, in search of gold and diamond mines, up against threats as vivid and varied as lurking snakes, pouncing lions, poisonous flora, the fury of an active volcano and a seemingly, almost supernatural mythical horror `The Bunyip` the guardian angel of the diamond cave.

However it is also the story of grit and determination, a story of following one`s dream against all odds and emerging victorious, a story about a young lad called Shankar who, faced with the prospect of having to make a living as a factory worker in his impoverished village, bids farewell to his family in Keutia, rural Bengal, and through his aid Prasad Das Banopadhay, who happens to work for the Uganda railway head office sets sail to the Dark Continent to work as the station master in Nakuru station, a dream come true for Shankar who has always envisioned himself as a expeditionary and holds interest in world geography and map reading.

It is at this Nakuru station, where Shankar is faced with the consequences of Africa, ranging from bloodthirsty lions & aggressive Black Mambas. Shankar`s true test begins when he rescues the Portuguese explorer Diego Alvarez and he tells the story of the ultimate adventure; a journey to the fabled `Mountain of the Moon`.
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Having watched Kamleshwar Mukherjee`s earlier film `Meghe Dhaka Tara (cloud-capped star)`, it is striking to see a new director on the block who is just 3 films old, make such a powerful use of cinematic techniques. It`s a huge leap forward in terms of visual production for the Bengali film industry. The story is an ... ...Read full review
Stuck in a backward village, Shankar dreams of travelling the world. Then, one day, he gets a job that takes him to Africa, where he embarks on a quest to find a diamond mine through a land inhabited by lions, snakes and other fabulous dangers."I will go anywhere, provided it is forward" David Livingstone (born 1813)."Damn right, we say" Kamaleswar Mukherjee and Dev (reborn 2013). ...Read full review

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