8.1/10
2,076
19 user 19 critic

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)
Reviews
Top Rated Indian Movies #22 | 2 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Ganashatru (1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In this adaption of the Ibsen stage play, an idealistic physician discovers that the town's temple waters are dangerously contaminated. But with the community relying on the holy attraction for tourist dollars, his warnings go unheeded.

Director: Satyajit Ray
Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Dipankar Dey
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

The musical duo of Goopi and Bagha make a comeback when they are invited to play for a king.

Director: Satyajit Ray
Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Utpal Dutt, Rabi Ghosh
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Four brothers converge around an ailing father.

Director: Satyajit Ray
Stars: Ajit Banerjee, Haradhan Bannerjee, Soumitra Chatterjee
Paras-Pathar (1958)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An underpaid middle-aged clerk finds a 'parash pathar', a stone that changes iron to gold on touch.

Director: Satyajit Ray
Stars: Tulsi Chakraborty, Kali Bannerjee, Ranibala
Nayak (1966)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

En route to Delhi to receive an award, a Bengali film star reevaluates his success through his fellow passengers, dreams and past experiences.

Director: Satyajit Ray
Stars: Uttam Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Bireswar Sen
Jana Aranya (1975)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A bright and idealistic young man steels himself for the dog-eat-dog business world, only to flounder in a job market packed with thousands of other hopefuls.

Director: Satyajit Ray
Stars: Pradip Mukherjee, Rafiq Ahmed, S. Bagchi
Ghare-Baire (1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

When the movie opens, a woman is recalling the events that molded her perspective on the world. Years ago, her husband, a wealthy Western-educated landowner, challenged tradition by ... See full summary »

Director: Satyajit Ray
Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Victor Banerjee, Swatilekha Sengupta
Mahapurush (1965)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A devout Hindu family falls victim to a charlatan posing as a holy man.

Director: Satyajit Ray
Stars: Charuprakash Ghosh, Rabi Ghosh, Prasad Mukherjee
Pratidwandi (1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A young college graduate is struggling to find a job. He lives in a flat with his younger, employed sister, revolutionary brother and widowed mother. The strain of the situation ultimately causes him to hallucinate.

Director: Satyajit Ray
Stars: Dhritiman Chatterjee, Asgar Ali, Arabinda Banerjee
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

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
Stars: Sharmila Tagore, Kaberi Bose, Simi Garewal
Seemabaddha (1971)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Chatterji is an ambitious and self-made young man who becomes the director of the company he works for.

Director: Satyajit Ray
Stars: Sharmila Tagore, Barun Chanda, Paromita Chowdhury
Teen Kanya (1961)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Based on popular Indian stories of great writer Rabindra Nath Tagore, these short films reveal definitive moments in the lives of three young girls.

Director: Satyajit Ray
Stars: Anil Chatterjee, Chandana Banerjee, Aparna Sen
Edit

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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

France | India

Language:

Bengali | English

Release Date:

26 August 1992 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A látogató See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Aging
10 January 2005 | by returningSee all my reviews

It is possible and dangerous to read too much into a director's final film as being a "swan song" or a "culmination," and it seems to be an easy "insight" by those unable to come up with something better. But here we have a veritable summation and a compelling final statement of a brilliant career.

Whenever I watch an S. Ray film, I always feel lost trying to find a main theme or thrust in the story. Here we have several: ancient custom vs. technology, self-discovery, mystery/doubt, etc. But they all co-mingle in this extraordinarily complex character (based on Ray himself no doubt, hence the high level of insight). His was a cinema of life, scattered and bewildering, yet sublimely beautiful.

Still, Ray remains one of the few great directors from his era who never quite mastered the use of colour. Indeed, the lingering shots of images lacks the power of say the chandelier in "Jalsaghar," and the regret and sorrow on the faces of the family doesn't come anywhere close to the final scenes of "Pather."

On top of this we have Ray trying most explicitly to be philosophical. Some of Manmohan's laments on civilisation resemble passages from "Notes From Underground," and we even have the husband talking about having to "put two and two together," but these themes seem to be mentioned for the sake of mentioning them. Ray, like Manmohan, was an anthropologist, not a philosopher. Still, there are some deeply touching moments in this overall capably and thoughtfully made film.

3 out of 5 - Some strong elements


6 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 19 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed