Calcutta based screenwriter Amitabha Roy is traveling to Hashimara in north Bengal partly to visit his brother-in-law and partly to do research for what will be his third film. En route from Siliguri to Hashimara via taxi, Ami becomes stranded when the taxi breaks down in a small, remote town, the local mechanic who does not have the necessary part to fix it, meaning that the taxi will not be repaired for a couple of days seeing that it is the weekend. Although he does need to get to Hashimara soon, the plan to take the next train the following day the rest of the way, Ami is more concerned about where he will stay overnight. Although there is a small local hotel, he is offered a place to stay by and at the home of simpleminded Bimal Gupta, a local tea plantation owner who would like the company for the night seeing as to the isolation of the plantation and thus not seeing many people beyond his staff with who he does and cannot socialize. It isn't until Ami arrives with Bimal at his ...
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[Gupta, quite intoxicated, speaks while Mr. Roy passively listens
Each garden... You know, Mr. Roy... each garden has its own method of cultivation. And the taste of the tea grown in each garden is different. Just by tasting the tea, we know. From just one sip we can tell you what garden it came from. And it all comes from experience... and hard work. Bloody hard work, Mr. Roy... come rain, come shine... Oh, God, it's a tough life!
It's a Long Way to Tipperary
Composed by Jack Judge
Performed (whistled) by Haradhan Bannerjee See more