Director: Satyajit Ray; Writer: Satyajit Ray; Producer: Gérard Depardieu, Satyajit Ray, Daniel Toscan du Plantier; Cinematographer: Barun Raha; Editor: Dulal Dutta; Cast: Utpal Dutt, Dipankar Dey, Mamata Shankar, Bikram Bhattacharya, Rabi Ghosh, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Subrata Chatterjee, Promode Ganguly, Ajit Banerjee, Sourav Banerjee
Duration: 01:54:51; Aspect Ratio: 1.818:1; Hue: 67.352; Saturation: 0.117; Lightness: 0.171; Volume: 0.255; Cuts per Minute: 7.227; Words per Minute: 67.712
Summary: Ray’s last film continues his critique of
decaying values in the Bengali middle class (cf.
Ganashatru, 1989; Shakha Proshakha,
1990). Into the lives of Sudhindra Bose (De)
and his wife Anila (Shankar) arrives Anila’s
uncle whom she last met 35 years ago. This
stranger, Manomohan Mitra (Dutt), lived
abroad and worked with tribal communities in
various parts of the world. When Sudhindra’s
lawyer, who does not care about tribals,
accuses Mitra of coveting Anila’s inheritance,
Mitra leaves, having donated his share of the
family property to his niece.