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Kanchenjungha (1962)

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


Satyajit Ray


Satyajit Ray (story and screenplay)
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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


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

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Release Date:

11 May 1962 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Kanczendzanga See more »

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

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A painting ...
19 February 2013 | by sadhukhan-priSee all my reviews

The movie walks in and around Darjeeling. It follows group of characters intricately woven together; describing each personality by themselves and with respect to the other characters. The movie may be described as a beautiful documentation on basics of human nature, with many folds; and every time one watches it, discovers a new dimension. Ray's films interact with the audience in a way that, anyone can perceive them, and Kanchenjungha is no exception to that. What is it about these picturesque snow-capped hills that make one ponder into reflections, which has no space for, in life typically? Unlike the popular understanding the various characters are not shown to "evolve". Rather surrounded by innocence and beauty of the Darjeeling hills, together each of Ray's characters unfurl gradually into a culmination. Every scene in this film has an element of Darjeeling included, such as the unseen bird call, or animals that pass by, or the locals adorn in their tradition. With the sunrays that playing hide-n-seek through the clouds, the Darjeeling mists dances around, only to clear out in the end. It is as if the mountains itself fashions the individuals to reveal themselves, to speak out. Then and only then would the fog clear and you can see "the most beautiful snow range in the world" In then end Kanchenjunga can be summed up into one word as "perfect".

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