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Aranyer Din Ratri (1970)

A group of Calcutta city slickers, including the well-off Asim (Soumitra Chatterjee), the meek Sanjoy (Subhendu Chatterjee) and the brutish Hari (Samit Bhanja), head out for a weekend in the wilderness.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Kaberi Bose ...
Jaya (as Kaberi Basu)
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Duli (as Simi)
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Ashim (as Soumitra Chattopadhyay)
Subhendu Chatterjee ...
Sanjoy (as Subhendu Chattopadhyay)
Rabi Ghosh ...
Shekhar (as Robi Ghosh)
Samit Bhanja ...
Hari (as Shamit Bhanja)
Pahadi Sanyal ...
Sadashiv Tripathi
Premashish Sen ...
(as Premashis Sen)
Samar Nag
Khairatilal Lahori
Dibyendu Chatterjee ...
(as Shriman Dibyendu Chatterjee)
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Hari's former lover
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A group of four middle class workers in India take the week off to have a holiday. When they get to the forest, they meet up with another group and spend their time flirting with women. Written by David Gibson <djg6.ukc.ac.uk>

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16 January 1970 (India)  »

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Days and Nights in the Forest  »

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Sanjoy: You are now on an ascending curve. The more you live, the higher you'll go.
Ashim: The higher I'll climb, the lower I'll fall.
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A movie where the urban middle class meets nature.
17 December 2005 | by (Bangladesh) – See all my reviews

As a passionate movie buff, I have the highest regard for Ray's films. That has been reconfirmed after watching this subtly nuanced film from Ray. To the casual viewer, it might seem like the escapades of four middle class gentlemen when they go out of their constrictive surroundings into the wilderness and meet three women. However, a rigorous viewing will expose different layers, some surprising, and others not so surprising. With flawless and fluid direction, Ray tells a story of love lost, confidence regained, inhibitions of a conservative society blown away, overwhelming sadness, and the joy and freedom of coming close to nature. Even though it is quite an old film, it speaks of the human nature and its eternal characteristics so beautifully, that it does not seem dated at all- which is the mark of a classic. Highly recommended.


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