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Kapurush (The Coward) Reviews

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November 22, 2015
Another brilliant piece from Satyajit Ray. This one is a short feature at 1hr10mins, but is a fully developed story with a tremendous impact. It definitely affected me. What a tremendous filmmaker Ray is, and i discovered him late. Do yourself a favour and seek his films out!
½ October 8, 2009
Not as acclaimed as the other Satyajit Ray-Madhabi Mukherjee flicks, but gives an insight into why Ray makes wonderful movies out of seemingly irrelevant plots.
August 31, 2009
Probably my favourite Satyajit Ray. A short f ilm, but a wonderful one.
January 2, 2009
wat a movie. and wat a slap straight to the face! still goosebumps on my shoulders!

must see for anyone,hu loves movies! just see it!! wow!!
½ August 12, 2008
most european movies are like this movie!!!
July 14, 2008
A short film with two of Ray's top actors. The story, one of cowardice and regret and second chances, is very engaging and you can never tell which way it's going to turn. It's a little slow to get started, especially for such a brief movie, but other than that it's a splendid work. The score is unusual for a Ray film of this period, but very effective and evocative, and of course Chatterjee and Mukherjee are superb as always. Also some wonderful camerawork.
½ May 28, 2008
Small, short, gripping film about a man who meets by accident the woman he loved but allowed circumstance to dissuade him from marrying. She now has a boorish older husband, and refuses to engage with him in the old way. The best moments are the shots of the woman's turned, scarfed head - she is unavailable now - "it will not be revealed" - and her headscarf becomes an eloquent example of all the veils the coward has to face, one he has not had the gumption to walk into love's temple. The feel is pretty gritty and realistic, and reminiscent of a 1960s BBC Wednesday Play.
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