Satyajit Ray here adapts two short stories by Rabindranath Tagore. In The Postmaster, the Calcutta-bred Nanda performs the titular function in a malaria-stricken village. Alone and bored he forms a bond with his servant Ratan. An orphan girl, Ratan is moved by her master’s kindness while her sweet nature leads Nanda to promise to teach her literacy even as he longs to return home.
Conclusion tells the story of an ill-matched couple. When asked by his mother on his choice of bride Amulya chooses Mrinmoyee, the village tomboy. The resulting marriage proves disastrous.
Two Daughters has long been recognized as one of his best works with The Postmaster singled out for praise by critic Pauline Kael and film-maker Wes Anderson.
"The script, the direction and the music, all created by Mr. Ray, make a blend of poetic creation that is almost majestic" - New York Times
Cast & Credits: Chandana Banerjee / Nripati Chatterjee / Anil Chatterjee / Khagen Pathak / Gopal Roy / Soumitra Chatterjee / Aparna Sen / Sita Mukherkee / Directed by Satyajit Ray
Technical: 1961 / 109 minutes / Bengali with English subtitles / Mono audio / 1.33 : 1 Black & White / DVD PAL Multi Region / MRBDVD022
Licensed through Contemporary Films Limited on behalf of Satyajit Ray Estate.