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Heerak Rajar Deshe (1980)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Thriller | 19 December 1980 (India)
The musical duo of Goopi and Bagha make a comeback when they are invited to play for a king.

Director:

Satyajit Ray

Writers:

Satyajit Ray (screenplay), Satyajit Ray (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Soumitra Chatterjee ... Pondit Moshai (teacher) (as Soumitra Chattopadhyay)
Utpal Dutt ... Hirak Raja (The diamond king)
Rabi Ghosh Rabi Ghosh ... Bagha Bayen (as Robi Ghosh)
Tapan Chatterjee ... Goopy Gayen (as Tapen Chattopadhyay)
Santosh Dutta Santosh Dutta ... King of Shundi / Scientist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ajoy Banerjee Ajoy Banerjee ... Comedian
Bimal Banerjee Bimal Banerjee
Daya Banerjee Daya Banerjee
Ratan Banerjee Ratan Banerjee
Samaresh Banerjee Samaresh Banerjee
Anindya Basu Anindya Basu
Govinda Chakravarti Govinda Chakravarti
Abhijit Chatterjee Abhijit Chatterjee
Bimal Chatterjee Bimal Chatterjee
Kartik Chatterjee Kartik Chatterjee ... (as Kartik Chattopadhyay)
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Storyline

The musician duo of Goopi Gayin and Bagha Bayin make a comeback in this sequel, where they are invited to the court of the Hirak Raja (Diamond King), for their musical skills. They have to perform at the kingdom's Jubilee Celebrations. But coming to the kingdom, they use their natural goodness and curiosity to find out that all is not well in the kingdom. There is exploitation of poor farmers and diamond-miners. There are sycophant courtiers and ruthless armies. And there is a mad scientist with this Brain-washing machine. With the help of an upright school-master, Goopi and Bagha set out to correct the evils... with the help of their ghost-given skills, fast thinking and an impish sense of humour. Written by Diptakirti Chaudhuri <diptakirti@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Bengali

Release Date:

19 December 1980 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Königreich der Diamanten See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A unique aspect of the film is that most of the dialogues exchanged by the protagonists of the film are rhyming. The only person who did not speak in rhyme, was the teacher, symbolizing that though the thoughts of everybody else is bound, the teacher was a free-thinker. See more »

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Astrologer: No harm in eating less, more food only increases flesh.
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Follows Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1969) See more »

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A fantastic and sarcastic preview of the land of Bengal including its governance.
15 August 2010 | by cine_valleySee all my reviews

Its just not a comedy.Its something more than that.It is a mockery of the present system of Indian governance.

Though made in 1980, still carries the same message that has been true through ages.The message being that the government is not always right and the masses are not always wrong.

However at the same time, it also makes us belief that through the line of non violence and education and countless discussions, amendments can be made even in the governance.

The ending bears a special mention where after "the brain wash" session, even the King (read government) and his people (read Government Babus) comes and joins the general masses to break the larger than life statue of the king (read clears the dirt that has coagulated in the minds of the people who run our system).

This certainly is a thought much ahead of time, which signifies that through proper education and perseverance, we can evolve the conscious of the people who run the system and violence and killings are not the only medium to demand justice and ask for proper governance.


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