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The Kingdom of Diamonds (1980)
"Heerak Rajar Deshe" (original title)

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The musician duo of Goopi Gayin and Bagha Bayin make a comeback in this sequel, where they are invited to the court of the Hirak Raja (Diamond King), for their musical skills. They have to ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Pondit Moshai (teacher) (as Soumitra Chattopadhyay)
Utpal Dutt ...
Hirak Raja (The diamond king)
Robi Ghosh ...
Tapan Chatterjee ...
Goopy Gayen (as Tapen Chattopadhyay)
Santosh Dutta ...
King of Shundi / Scientist
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Ajoy Banerjee ...
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Bimal Banerjee
Daya Banerjee
Ratan Banerjee
Samaresh Banerjee
Anindya Basu
Govinda Chakravarti
Abhijit Chatterjee
Bimal Chatterjee
Kartik Chatterjee ...
(as Kartik Chattopadhyay)
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The musician duo of Goopi Gayin and Bagha Bayin make a comeback in this sequel, where they are invited to the court of the Hirak Raja (Diamond King), for their musical skills. They have to perform at the kingdom's Jubilee Celebrations. But coming to the kingdom, they use their natural goodness and curiosity to find out that all is not well in the kingdom. There is exploitation of poor farmers and diamond-miners. There are sycophant courtiers and ruthless armies. And there is a mad scientist with this Brain-washing machine. With the help of an upright school-master, Goopi and Bagha set out to correct the evils... with the help of their ghost-given skills, fast thinking and an impish sense of humour. Written by Diptakirti Chaudhuri <diptakirti@hotmail.com>

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The Best Comic Relief Ever !!!

Satyajit Ray's skills as a screenplay writer is cemented after this movie. Almost the whole of the screenplay is in poetic form. With every sentence in a rhythmic tone with its previous sentence. The comic relief is astounding. Being the second in line of the Goopy-Bagha series it had a lot of expectations. But it fulfilled all its expectations to the brim. With some amazing songs, tunes, coupled with a wonderful screenplay and exquisite acting, it makes one of the greatest movies of the Bengali film industry.

Rabi Ghosh and Tapan Chatterjee reprise their role of Goopi and Bagha. Coupled with Utpal Dutta as the scheming king Of Hirak, the land of diamonds and Soumitra Chatterjee, the honest school teacher, this is one helluva movie that I feel no Bengali should miss. The dialogs used in this movie are famous all over the Bong fraternity. This is yet another feather in Ray's cap.


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