"I was thinking all of life is like a rhythm. Birth...death. Day...night. Happiness...sorrow. Meeting...parting. Like the waves on the ocean, now rising...now falling. One complements the other."
"Even as Prince Abhimanyu, while still in the womb, learned only how to penetrate enemy formations, but not how to withdraw. So a river, emerging from the mountain's rocky womb, can only advance and knows not how to turn back. O river! O youth! O time! O world! You too can only march onward. You never turn back along the path strewn with memory's gilded pebbles. Only the mind of man looks back. The rest of creation never does."
- LOVED it. This is the first film I've seen by master filmmaker Satyajit Ray and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Beautiful story, and wonderful technique from Ray as a director. The film looked stunning and the performances were fantastic. This movie is a MUST for any cinema lover!
Taking place in late 19th century Bengal, a newspaper owner is more into his work making his paper a voice of the people, more than the affection of his dear wife. The wife becomes quite close to the husband's brother, who is into writing and poetry, which he recommends her to start writing. But when her writing gets published, well, you can probably imagine what happens here.