Antony Firingee

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  • NR
  • 1967
  • 2 hr 28 min
  • 7.8  (198)

Antony Firingee is a historical drama film from 1967 directed by Sunil Bannerjee and starring Uttam Kumar, Tanuja Samarth, and Lolita Chatterjee. The story revolves around the life of a Bengali poet named Antony Firingee who attains immense fame and recognition for his works during the colonial era of India. The film begins with young Antony, who works as a petty thief in Calcutta, crossing paths with a group of wandering singers who are on their way to perform at a royal court. Fascinated by their singing and poetry, Antony decides to join them and travels with them. During the journey, he discovers his own talent and passion for poetry and songwriting. The group reaches the court of the prince of Burdwan, where Antony's performance earns him the admiration of the prince and the audience. The prince, impressed by Antony's talent, appoints him as his court poet.

Antony Firingee, now a recognized and popular poet, falls in love with a young woman named Piyari (Tanuja Samarth). She reciprocates his feelings and they get married. Piyari becomes his muse and he writes some of his best poems for her. However, tragedy strikes when Piyari dies giving birth to their child. Antony, heartbroken and lost, turns to alcohol and abandons his poetry.

After a long period of wandering and depression, he returns to Calcutta and meets a young woman named Laila (Lolita Chatterjee), who reminds him of Piyari. Antony takes Laila under his wing and starts teaching her poetry and music. As Laila becomes more proficient in poetry, their relationship deepens and they fall in love. However, Antony is plagued by guilt over his feelings for Laila and the memory of Piyari.

The film culminates with Antony's death, as he succumbs to his guilt and his body is carried away by the river. The film ends with a poignant scene of Laila, now a successful poet in her own right, reciting one of Antony's poems as a tribute to his memory.

Antony Firingee is a beautifully crafted film that combines a compelling story with stunning visuals and excellent performances by the lead actors. Uttam Kumar in the titular role delivers a powerful and nuanced portrayal of a complex character torn between love, guilt, and passion for poetry. Tanuja Samarth and Lolita Chatterjee also shine in their respective roles as Antony's loves.

The film's soundtrack, composed by veteran Bengali musician Hemanta Mukherjee, is also a standout feature of the film. The lyrics and music beautifully evoke the emotions and themes of the film, with songs such as "Oi Mahasindhur Opar Theke" and "Ami Bhoy Korbo Na Keno" becoming popular hits.

In conclusion, Antony Firingee is a must-watch for lovers of classic Indian cinema and historical dramas. It is a timeless masterpiece that continues to resonate with audiences today, with its themes of love, loss, and the enduring power of poetry.

Antony Firingee is a 1967 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 28 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.8.

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    2 hr 28 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (198)