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Shakha Proshakha (1990)

Four brothers converge around an ailing father.

Director:

Satyajit Ray

Writers:

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

Credited cast:
Ajit Banerjee Ajit Banerjee ... Ananda Majumdar (as Ajit Bandyopadhyay)
Haradhan Bannerjee Haradhan Bannerjee ... Probodh (as Haradhan Bandyopadhyay)
Soumitra Chatterjee ... Prasahnto (as Soumitra Chattopadhyay)
Dipankar Dey ... Probir (as Depankar De)
Ranjit Mallick ... Protap
Lily Chakravarty ... Uma
Mamata Shankar ... Tapati
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Soham Chakraborty ... (as Shriman Soham Chakraborty)
Promode Ganguly Promode Ganguly
Bhishma Guhathakurta Bhishma Guhathakurta
Sunil Gupta Kabiraj Sunil Gupta Kabiraj
Soven Lahiri Soven Lahiri
Tarun Mitra Tarun Mitra
Ashok Mukherjee Ashok Mukherjee ... (as Ashok Mukhopadhyay)
Kamu Mukherjee Kamu Mukherjee ... (as Kamu Mukhopadhyay)
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Storyline

An aged patriarch (Ajit Bannerjee), popular for his scrupulous honesty, has a heart attack in the middle of a town gathering in his honour. The event brings togehter his four sons, of which the second Proshanto (Soumitra) has been in reclusive insanity for several years after a shock incident years ago. Waiting for closure on the father's health situation, the four reminisce and relive ideological differences. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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Country:

India | France | UK

Language:

Bengali

Release Date:

21 August 1991 (France) See more »

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The Branches of the Tree See more »

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Mono

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String Quartet in F major, Op.59 No. 1 - Allegretto Vivace, Sempre Scherzando
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by unknown
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Corruption and Satyajit's view
21 October 2018 | by gourabmitra-26112See all my reviews

A must watch.The negative point ajit (father) and Haradhan banerjee's(son) age .... they are looking like 2 brothers. A good story but it's a bit slow. It's not a masterpiece by Mister Ray. So Don't expect it's as good as Pather Panchali. But it's not bad as Satrang ke Khiladi


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