Director: Satyajit Ray; Writer: Satyajit Ray; Producer: Daniel Toscan; Cinematographer: Barun Raha; Editor: Dulal Dutta; Cast: Ajit Bannerjee, Haradhan Bannerjee, Soumitra Chatterjee, Dipankar Dey, Ranjit Mullick, Lily Chakraborty, Mamata Shankar
Duration: 02:00:39; Aspect Ratio: 1.290:1; Hue: 251.396; Saturation: 0.050; Lightness: 0.196; Volume: 0.181; Cuts per Minute: 5.561; Words per Minute: 50.920
Summary: Following the unsatisfactory Ganashatru (1989) and his critique of contemporary corruption, Ray’s first international co- production looks more like a TV movie and continues the realist Ibsenite idiom with this story about a Bengali joint family. The honest old patriarch Ananda Majumdar (A. Bannerjee), who rose from government clerk to real-estate developer building a small township, has a heart attack on his 70th birthday, causing the large family to gather: his four sons, their wives and children. The eldest son, Probodh (H. Bannerjee), is a corrupt businessman, to the great disappointment of the old man who finds he is closest to his mentally retarded second son, the music-loving Prashanto (S. Chatterjee).