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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This film is featured as a bonus on "The Big City", released by the Criterion Collection, spine #668. See more
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There's a rigid caste system operating in these parts. A manager can only mix socially with another manager. If you were as assistant manager, I wouldn't be sitting here having breakfast with you. Atkinson, T.P. Chatterjee, Mehra, Terry Waters - they're all my equals.
And - you accept this system as it is?
The British maintained this system for 150 years. Am I to carry out a one-man revolution?
It's a Long Way to Tipperary
Composed by Jack Judge
Performed (whistled) by Haradhan Bannerjee See more