Kanchenjunga (1962)





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Chhabi Biswas plays a prominent Indian industrialist who takes his family on holiday to Darjeeling. In close contact with one another for the first time in months, the family members vent their various pet peeves. Efforts to solve the family's problems are often stymied by the schism between the younger and older members of the group. In short, filmmaker Satyajit Ray trots out several of his favorite themes, then bundles them together in an entertaining and accessible fashion. In the tradition of Hollywood's The Set-Up and High Noon, the events in Kanchenjungha are played out in "real time," with everything occurring uninterruptedly within the film's 100 minutes. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Art House & International , Drama
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Chhabi Biswas
as Indranath Choudhuri
Pahadi Sanyal
as Jagadish
Karuna Bannerjee
as Labanya Roy Chaudhuri
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Primarily the story of a young couple on vacation with their families, being pressured into marriage, but it also explores other marital themes through the other characters. The multi-threaded narrative is unusual for Satyajit Ray, and although sometimes the diversions are distracting, generally it works well. I kind of liked it, but I would consider it a rather "low impact" film from Ray. The Darjeeling locations made quite pleasant backdrops.

Martin Teller
Martin Teller

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