Ek Doctor Ki Maut

  • Pankaj Kapur: Dr. Deepankar Roy
  • Shabana Azmi: Seema Roy's Wife
  • Vijayendra Ghatge: Dr. Arijit Sen
  • Deepa Sahi: Paromita, Sens Wife
  • Anil Chatterjee: Dr. Kundu
  • Irrfan Khan: Reporter Amulya
  • Purnendu Mukherjee:

Ek Doctor Ki toll (Hindi: एक डॉक्टर की मौत ek ḍȏkṭar Ki toll; translated: Death of a physician ) is a Hindi film directed by Tapan Sinha in 1990.


Dr. Deepankar Roy is a doctor in a government hospital and at home to set up a private laboratory where he spends to the annoyance of his wife Seema whole nights with experiments for research on a vaccine against leprosy. She feels neglected and even considering a separation. But after years of diligent work and seems to have Dr. Roy made ​​a breakthrough. The science journalist Amulya persuaded Dr. Roy to make his research public. Quickly the news spread in the media. Seema is proud of her husband after she has read the message in the Amrita Bazar Patrika. His college friend Dr. Arijit Sen, a doctor with a successful private practice, acknowledge him, and he receives support from his mentor, the microbiologist Dr. Kundu.

Because of the long incubation period of leprosy, Dr. Roy pleads for vaccination during pregnancy, which gives the child a life-long immunity. In particular, the observed by Dr. Roy possible side effect of curing infertility the interest of the public and medical professionals attracts attention. However, instead of receiving the discovery as a major step in medicine, met Dr. Roy only their skepticism. Gynecologists are of the opinion that this vaccine can lead to infertility of the woman. Dr. Roy is harassed by the Director of Public Health Department Dr. Khastagir because the influential gynecologist Dr. Ramanand Chatterjee and Dr. Prashant Mullick make pressure. The situation escalates as the hot-headed Dr. Roy referred to the arguments of the superiors as unscientific and insulting him in his office. Of the gynecologists incited medical students invite Dr. Roy to a lecture to show just about him.

Meanwhile, Dr. Kundu reported the findings to the John Anderson Foundation in London. Because disobedient behavior Dr. Roy is set in a remote village, where he is no longer working on his research and can complete its records. The reply of John Anderson Foundation with an invitation for Dr. Roy embezzles Dr. Khastagir, but they send Dr. Emily Bernard to Dr. Roy in the village, so sifting through the documents.

Through the use of intercessory Dr. Sen Dr. Roy comes back to Calcutta. His records may send Dr. Roy but only after approval by a committee of specialists. The committee is a farce of two gynecologists, including Dr. Ramanand Chatterjee, and two still inkompetenteren representatives of leprosy institutions. Microbiologists who could judge Dr. Roy's work, are not there. Dr. Roy is on account of the opposition and lack of support. A short time later, two Americans will develop the same vaccine and received great recognition and merits for the invented actually by Dr. Roy method. This brings him to kill all of his experimental animals. Dr. Kundu on Dr. Roy brings an invitation from Dr. Bernard to work at a laboratory in Chicago. The last setting is a abhebendes aircraft.


Tapan Sinha wrote the screenplay and dialogues for the story of Abhimanyu Bengali author Ramapada Chowdhury and was inspired by the fate of the Bengali doctor Subhash Mukhopadhyay. This was in 1978 made ​​the first artificial insemination in India.

For the interior of the film art director Ashoke Bose was responsible. The costumes were designed by Arundhati Devi. The recordings were made in the "New Theatres Studio 1 "


  • National Film Award National Film Award / Second Best Film at Tapan Sinha and National Film Development Corporation
  • National Film Award / Best Director at Tapan Sinha
  • National Film Award / Special Jury Prize at Pankaj Kapur
  • Bengal movie Journalists' Association Award BFJA Award / Best Film
  • BFJA Award / Best Director at Tapan Sinha
  • Filmfare Award 1992 Filmfare Award / Best Screenplay at Tapan Sinha