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Aranyer Din Ratri (1970)

A group of Calcutta city slickers, including the well-off Asim (Soumitra Chatterjee), the meek Sanjoy (Subhendu Chatterjee) and the brutish Hari (Samit Bhanja), head out for a weekend in the wilderness.

Director:

Satyajit Ray

Writers:

Sunil Gangopadhyay (original story), Satyajit Ray (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sharmila Tagore ... Aparna
Kaberi Bose Kaberi Bose ... Jaya (as Kaberi Basu)
Simi Garewal ... Duli (as Simi)
Soumitra Chatterjee ... Ashim (as Soumitra Chattopadhyay)
Subhendu Chatterjee Subhendu Chatterjee ... Sanjoy (as Subhendu Chattopadhyay)
Rabi Ghosh Rabi Ghosh ... Shekhar (as Robi Ghosh)
Samit Bhanja Samit Bhanja ... Hari (as Shamit Bhanja)
Pahadi Sanyal Pahadi Sanyal ... Sadashiv Tripathi
Premashish Sen Premashish Sen ... (as Premashis Sen)
Samar Nag Samar Nag
Khairatilal Lahori Khairatilal Lahori
Dibyendu Chatterjee Dibyendu Chatterjee ... (as Shriman Dibyendu Chatterjee)
Aparna Sen ... Hari's former lover
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Storyline

A group of four middle class workers in India take the week off to have a holiday. When they get to the forest, they meet up with another group and spend their time flirting with women. Written by David Gibson <djg6.ukc.ac.uk>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Bengali | English

Release Date:

16 January 1970 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Days and Nights in the Forest See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Priya Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono
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Quotes

Sanjoy: You are now on an ascending curve. The more you live, the higher you'll go.
Ashim: The higher I'll climb, the lower I'll fall.
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A lyrical masterpiece! (and a clarification of Simi Garewal's accent)
16 January 2007 | by rbhattaraiSee all my reviews

"Aranyer Din Ratri" is an underrated lyrical masterpiece from the great Satyajit Ray. Its structure is one of the most musical of Ray's films, yet it remains one of the most scathing indictments of pompous urban men. A must see. The memory game sequence alone is worth the price of the film.

I feel compelled to respond to Ravenus, who writes: "Simi Garewal's hilariously accented Bengali makes her tribal character a hard act to digest." We must remember that Duli, the character Simi plays, is not a sophisticated woman from Calcutta, but a tribal woman from Palamau, which is 300 miles west of Calcutta. Her accent is perfect for the character.


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