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Agantuk (1991)

Not Rated | | Drama | 26 August 1992 (France)
A well-off family is paid an unexpected, and rather unwanted, visit by a man claiming to be the woman's long-lost uncle. The initial suspicion with which they greet the man slowly dissolves... See full summary »

Director:

Satyajit Ray

Writers:

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

Complete credited cast:
Utpal Dutt ... Manomohan Mitra
Dipankar Dey ... Sudhindra Bose
Mamata Shankar ... Anila Bose
Bikram Bhattacharya Bikram Bhattacharya ... Satyaki Bose
Rabi Ghosh Rabi Ghosh ... Ranjan Rakshit
Dhritiman Chatterjee Dhritiman Chatterjee ... Prithwish Sen Gupta (as Dhritiman Chattopadhyay)
Subrata Chatterjee Subrata Chatterjee ... Chhanda Rakshit (as Subrata Chattopadhyay)
Promode Ganguly Promode Ganguly ... Tridib Mukherjee
Ajit Banerjee Ajit Banerjee ... Sital Sarkar (as Ajit Bandyopadhyay)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sourav Banerjee Sourav Banerjee
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Storyline

A well-off family is paid an unexpected, and rather unwanted, visit by a man claiming to be the woman's long-lost uncle. The initial suspicion with which they greet the man slowly dissolves as he regales them with stories of his travels, tales that are at odds with their conventional middle-class perspective on the world. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

France | India

Language:

Bengali | English

Release Date:

26 August 1992 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A látogató See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

This was Satyajit Ray's final film. He was so ill during the production of it that most of it was directed from an oxygen tent. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Maacher Jhol (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Bajilo Kaharo Bina
Performed by: Sromona Guhathakurta
Lyrics by: Rabindranath Tagore
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3 March 2017 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A well-off family is paid an unexpected, and rather unwanted, visit by a man claiming to be the woman's long-lost uncle. The initial suspicion with which they greet the man slowly dissolves as he regales them with stories of his travels, tales that are at odds with their conventional middle-class perspective on the world.

This film is notable for being Satyajit Ray's final project. He may be best known for the s-called "Apu Trilogy" much earlier in his career. But, to be honest, I enjoyed "Stranger" far more. It was more polished, had a more intelligent script and dialogue. It is something of a masterful movie.

As I often say in reviews, I am not typically a fan of Indian / Bengali films. I rarely see one -- even those considered the best -- that I enjoy. But I would wholeheartedly endorse "The Stranger".


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