Author: Satyajit Ray
Sharmila Tagore/Barun Chanda
Director/Composer/Na: Satyajit Ray
Publisher: Angel Digital
ISBN/UPC (if available): AVDVD 113CE
Shyamalendu Chatterjee, completing a brilliant academic career in Patna, joins a British commercial firm manufacturing fans and lamps and quickly rises to the position of a sales manager. Chatterjee is an ambitious man looking forward to becoming a director of Hindustan-Peters Ltd.
His wife Dolon’s younger sister Sudarshana comes to spend
a holiday in Calcutta and develops a secret admiration for Shyamalendu, which develops into a feeling quite serious. She is reciprocated by Chatterjee. He happens to face a crisis situation which involves a heavy penalty as well as a loss of prestige for him. Chatterjee at this point cleverly maneuvers a strike in the factory, which leads to a lockout. This helps him to avert the crisis.
On the strength of his clever handling of the situation, Chatterjee is promoted to the Board of Directors. On one hand when he is applauded by all and on the other this episode proves to be a disillusionment for Sudarshana who comes to see the reality of her rat-race.
Barun Chanda, Sharmila Tagore, Paramita Chaudhury,
Harindranath Chatterjee, Haradhan Banerjee
Direction, Script & Music: Satyajit Ray
Story: Manisankar 'Sankar' Mukherjee
1. National Award Winner 1971
2. President’s Gold Medal, New Delhi 1972
3. FIPRESCI Award, Venice 1972