Four friends decide to leave behind the daily grind of city life in Calcutta, and set off on a road trip into the Palamau forest in Bihar.
These are four quite different characters, and through a journey of self-discovery they come to learn more about themselves and each other, while their youthful arrogance -leads to a catalogue of disastrous and often amusing escapades.
Ray’s masterful character studies combine with light comedy and more serious undertones of imperialism, revealing a complex interplay between the characters and a striking juxtaposition of the city and the rural environment.
Running Time: 1hr 55mins
BBFC Advice: adv 15
Director(s): Satyajit Ray
Country of Origin: India
Year of release: 1969
Language(s): Bengali & English with English subtitles
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