Subarnarekha (Ritwik Ghatak, 1965)
a boy and a girl grow up together ostensibly as brother and sister, but he’s an orphan from a lower caste. they fall in love as adults, their union a threat to their older brother’s life-long sacrificial mission for social mobility. sometimes operatic in tone. certainly operatic in story. only the music here is better. she sings these songs that are so beautiful, voicing her soul and condition. that’s what i’ll take away most. it felt like the movie just decided not to be as good towards the end, unfortunately.