• Short Summary

    Bulganin and Kruschev visit a Punjabi village to watch wrestling and other sports.

  • Description

    Bhatgaon, Punjab, India.

    GV. Soviet Prime Minister, Marshal Nikolai Bulganin and Soviet Communist Party Chief Nikita Kruschev, still on their visit to India, walking through masses of Indian people. They stop and look at some women who are carrying large vessels on their heads. CU. Woman with large ring through her nose. Pan up to show huge vessel she is carrying on her head. Bulganin and Kruschev walking through crowds of Indians. SV. Indians applauding. SCU. Bulganin & Kruschev walking through crowds of Indians. SCU. Bulganin & Kruschev surrounded by Indians throwing flower petals over them and Mr Bulganin is about to receive a garland. SCU. Indians throwing petals. SV. Pan with Bulganin, and Kruschev as they walk along roadway, & from another angle. SCU. Pan with Bulganin and Kruschev as they pass selected cattle. CU. Cattle. GV. Masses of struggling Hindus with police brandishing sticks to keep order. GV. Hindus making their way to two semi-nude men do charging around in some form of catch-as-catch-can. CU. Indians watching with police still brandishing sticks. SCV. Mr Bulganin watching. SCU. Two colossal men stripped to the waist showing their muscular bodies. SCU. People watching. SCU. Two colossal men having a go at wrestling. CU. Mr Kruschev watching. SCU. One of the muscular men with other Indian people standing on a plank which an Indian fakir is painfully laying under. CU. Fakir under board with pain expressed on his face, pan up to crowds standing on plank. CU. Bulganin and Kruschev watching. The Indian fakir now has a lorry driven over the plank. CU. Bulganin with a "we are not amused" on his face. SCU. The Indian fakir walks away followed by crowds.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene "C")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    557.29
    Media URN:
    31394
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    19/12/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:52:00 / 01:39:32:00
    Canister:
    55/101

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