January 17, 2009


Kanchanjungha 1962

Year - 1962
Producer - NCA Productions
Screenplay - Satyajit Ray
Photography - Subrata Mitra
Editor - Dulal Dutta
Art Director - Bansi Chandragupta
Music - Satyajit Ray
Sound - Durgadas Mitra
Length - 102 min.
Print - Color

Indranath Choudhuri - Chhabi Biswas
Labanya - Karuna Bannerjee
Anil - Anil Chatterjee
Monisha - Alaknanda Roy
Anima - Anubha Gupta
Ashoke - Arun Mukherjee
Jagadish - Pahari Sanyal
Shankar - Subrata Sen Sharma
Tuklu - Indrani Singh
Bannerjee - N. Viswanathan
Friends of Anil - Nilima Chatterjee, Vidya Sinha

A wealthy family of Calcutta's industrial bourgeoisie is vacationing in Darjeeling, at the foot of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the second highest peak of the Himalayas. The family members are dominated by the figure of the father, Indranath, who expects all of them to obey his will. Several long walks, embellished by long conversations, sow various seeds of crisis into the family's midst: for example, a couple breaks up when the younger daughter rejects the staid, respectable engineer her father wants her to marry. Instead, she seems attracted to Asok, a young student of modest means who has the nerve to refuse the job that the elderly Indranath offers him.
The original negative of this film is lost.

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