A young man, newly graduated from college is unable to find meaningful employment. He lives in a crowded apartment with his widowed mother, a revolutionary brother and a younger, well employed sister. Family frictions and his continuing unsuccessful quest for a job place an unbearable strain on him causing him to hallucinate. The pressure, magnified by the tense and impersonal setting of Calcutta, builds to a devastating conclusion.
Ray's magic, the simple poetry of his images and their emotional impact, will always stay with me... His work is in the company of that of living contemporaries like Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa and Federico Fellini Martin Scorsese
Not to have seen the cinema of Ray means existing in the world without seeing the sun or the moon Akira Kurosawa
One of the great filmmakers of the century Fred Zinnemann
Ray's mastery, his sure touch, encompassed every possible technical function... His work becomes an inspiration for all time Richard Attenborough
Citation for Lifetime Achievement Oscar Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 1992
Starring: Dhritiman Chatterjee, Jayshree Roy, Debraj Roy, Krishna Bose. Directed by Satyajit Ray.
Technical: Runtime 110 min. Country India. Language English / Bengali. Subtitles: English / DVD 9. Pal mutli region. Mono. English & Bengali with English subtitles. Rated PG. Video format 4:3. Image format 1;33. Film B&W. 1972.
Licensed from Satyajit Ray Enterprises Ltd.