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.