An aged patriarch (Ajit Bannerjee), popular for his scrupulous honesty, has a heart attack in the middle of a town gathering in his honour. Read More »
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The Expedition AKA Abhijaan (1962) Satyajit Ray, Waheeda Rehman, Soumitra Chatterjee, Ruma Guha Thakurta
When a corrupt cop takes away Narsingh’s taxi license after an illegal car race Read More »
The Kingdom of Diamonds (1980) Satyajit Ray, Soumitra Chatterjee, Utpal Dutt, Robi Ghosh, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
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. Read More »
Apur Sansar / The World of Apu (1959) Satyajit Ray, Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakravarty, Drama
Apu is a jobless former student dreaming vaguely of a future as a writer. An old college friend talks him into a visit up-country to a village wedding. Read More »
Ganashatru / An Enemy of the People (1989) Satyajit Ray, Soumitra Chatterjee, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Dipankar Dey, Drama
In this adaptation of the Ibsen stage play, an idealistic physician discovers that the town’s hot springs are dangerously contaminated. Read More »
Kapurush / The Coward (1965) Satyajit Ray, Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Haradhan Bannerjee, Drama, Romance
Amitabha Roy (Soumitra Chatterjee), a sriptwriter has a breakdown near a tea-estate and he is offered a place to stay by the estate manager (Haradhan Banerjee) at his bungalow. When he reaches, Amitabha finds out that the manager is married to his ex-girlfriend, Karuna (Madhabi Mukherjee).
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Ashani Sanket / Distant Thunder (1973) Satyajit Ray, Soumitra Chatterjee, Bobita, Sandhya Roy, Drama
Gangacharan is the new Brahmin of a village, where he assumes various duties: teaching, organizing religious events, and trying to prevent epidemics. But in that year 1943, war is raging (as reminded by the planes occasionally heard flying over the countryside), and a major famine is under way. As food shortages reach catastrophic proportions, Gangacharan attempts to preserve his privileged situation, while his generous wife, Ananga, conversely tries to help and support the community.
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Charulata (1964) Satyajit Ray, Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Shailen Mukherjee, Drama, Romance
Charu lives a lonely and idle life in 1870s India. Although her husband Bhupati devotes more time to his newspaper than to their marriage Read More »
Joi Baba Felunath / The Elephant God (1979) Satyajit Ray, Soumitra Chatterjee, Parinita Banerjee, Haradhan Bannerjee, Family, Adventure, Crime
This is the second film about the detective Feluda (Soumitra Chatterjee) set in the holy city of Benares, where he (along with his cousin, Topshe and friend, Lalmohan Ganguly) goes for a holiday. But the theft of a priceless deity of Lord Ganesh (the Elephant God) from a local household forces him to start investigation. Feluda comes in direct confrontation with Maganlal Meghraj (Utpal Dutt), a ruthless trader. Maganlal makes the mild-mannered Lalmohan a knife-thrower’s target and threatens Felu to stop investigation. But there are several other suspects as an innocent artisan is brutally murdered, a shady ‘holy man’ holds court on the banks of the Ganges and an adventure-loving little boy (and his grand-father), brought up on crime thrillers. The climax is a shoot-out on the Ganges, followed by the unraveling of the mystery.
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