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Kanchenjungha (1962)

An upper-class Bengali family is on vacation in Darjeeling, a popular hill station and resort near Kanchenjungha.

Director:

Satyajit Ray

Writer:

Satyajit Ray (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chhabi Biswas ... Indranath Choudhuri
Karuna Bannerjee ... Labanya Roy Chaudhuri (as Karuna Bandyopadhyay)
Pahadi Sanyal Pahadi Sanyal ... Jagadish
Anil Chatterjee ... Anil (as Anil Chattopadhyay)
Anubha Gupta Anubha Gupta ... Anima
N. Viswanathan N. Viswanathan ... Bannerjee
Haridhan Mukherjee Haridhan Mukherjee ... (as Haridhan Mukhopadhyay)
Alakananda Ray Alakananda Ray ... Monisha (as Alaknanda Roy)
Arun Mukherjee ... Ashoke (as Arun Mukhopadhyay)
Subrata Sensharma Subrata Sensharma ... Shankar (as Subrata Sen)
Vidya Sinha ... (as Vidya Singh)
Nilima Roy Chowdhuri Nilima Roy Chowdhuri
Indrani Singh Indrani Singh ... Tuklu (as Indrani Singha)
David Royals David Royals
Guinye Guinye
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An upper-class Bengali family is on vacation in Darjeeling, a popular hill station and resort near Kanchenjungha.

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Country:

India

Language:

Bengali

Release Date:

11 May 1962 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Kanczendzanga See more »

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Production Co:

NCA Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Referenced in The Darjeeling Limited (2007) See more »

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It is a great movie
9 January 2003 | by asm34See all my reviews

I think this is a great movie by any standard. This is also a very complex one. People who are familiar with Ray's Apu Triology will find it difficult to grasp the fact that the same ray is the director of this film.

Kanchenjungha deals set in hilly areas deals with 20th century problems in pristine location. Problems that we try to suppress in daily life, seems to get revealed and exposed to everybody else. It is like we are revealing ourselves as Kanchenjungha is exposed through bright sunlight.

Please note that you have to be patient with this movie. It is very different from all other Ray movies. Furthermore, there exists no central character. It is probably the most underrated of all Ray movies.


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