Netraheen Sakshi (The Blind Witness)

Director: Nabendu Ghosh
Hindi/1991/Colour/90mins

Synopsis:

13 year old Ram maybe blind but he has an uncanny ability to identify people by their voices and footsteps. One day Ram hears gun shots fired at his neighbours place and hears two people run out and identifies them. He tells the police who laugh at the idea of a blind witness. So does a private investigator. Without being disheartened, Ram decides to play a detective himself. This lands him in trouble as the goons now target Ram. Can a blind boy protect himself from a criminal gang out to get him while at the same time solve a murder mystery all by himself?

 

Director’s Biography: Nabendu Ghosh
One of Bengali literature’s progressive shining stars, Nabendu Ghosh has written dozens of novels, short story collection and stories and screenplays for some of Indian cinemas most popular films. Among the acclaimed films he has written screenplays for, include ‘Sujata’, ‘Bandini’, ‘Devdas’, ‘Majhli Didi’, ‘Abhimaan’ and ‘Teesri Kasam’. He has worked with some of the greatest directors of the country including Bimal Roy, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Basu Bhatacharya and Satyen Bose. He has also directed four films including ‘Trishagni’ which won the National Award for Best Film in 1989.

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