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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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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 ...
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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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A lyrical masterpiece! (and a clarification of Simi Garewal's accent)
16 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Aranyer Din Ratri" is an underrated lyrical masterpiece from the great Satyajit Ray. Its structure is one of the most musical of Ray's films, yet it remains one of the most scathing indictments of pompous urban men. A must see. The memory game sequence alone is worth the price of the film.

I feel compelled to respond to Ravenus, who writes: "Simi Garewal's hilariously accented Bengali makes her tribal character a hard act to digest." We must remember that Duli, the character Simi plays, is not a sophisticated woman from Calcutta, but a tribal woman from Palamau, which is 300 miles west of Calcutta. Her accent is perfect for the character.


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