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Subrata Chatterjee ...
Chhanda Rakshit (as Subrata Chatterji)
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Tridib Mukherjee (as Pramod Ganguly)
Ajit Banerjee ...
Sital Sarkar (as Ajit Banerji)
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A well-off family is paid an unexpected, and rather unwanted, visit by a man claiming to be the woman's long-lost uncle. The initial suspicion with which they greet the man slowly dissolves as he regales them with stories of his travels, tales that are at odds with their conventional middle-class perspective on the world. Written by Anonymous

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This was Satyajit Ray's final film. He was so ill during the production of it that most of it was directed from an oxygen tent. See more »

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Bajilo Kaharo Bina
Performed by: Sromona Guhathakurta
Lyrics by: Rabindranath Tagore
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Ray's own take on "civilisation"
15 November 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

It does have the quintessential charm of Ray's craftsmanship. Having said that I must admit that this movie cannot be placed in the same league of "Charulata" or "Aparajito".In spite of being witty the dialogues are verbose at times. The characterisation of the main protagonist(Manomohan Mitra) looks forced in few occasions. In the character of Prithwish Sen Gupta one finds a very "cliched villain" which is quite uncharacteristic of Ray. I need not mention that the words uttered by Manomohan Mitra are nothing but Ray's own "commentary" of modern contemporary society. They are rich in value and devoid of hypocrisy.Probably it would have been lot nicer if the "commentary" would have unfolded in terms of the narration of the story rather being put in the dialogue directly which gives it a theatrical quality instead of adding cinematic value.

However the conflict of the characters,their apprehensions and predicaments are portrayed very beautifully.This movie is gifted with excellent performances from all the actors. Undoubtedly it will be a treat to Ray's ardent fans.


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