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September 10, 2014
I don't know if it's an anthology film or just three shorts connected by a similar theme. Either way I think it's a distinction without a difference. Teen Kanya tells three lovely tales of young women in India. The third segment was probably my favorite, as the free spirited Mrinmoyee wins over an occasionally uptight man going against what's "proper". The first story was also a beautiful and simple story told about a man and his somewhat adopted daughter. The second segment was the weakest but still well made and slightly darker than the other two. Another fine addition to Ray's filmography!
½ January 20, 2011
Two stories of men not seeing the full depth of their relationship with young girls, and the girls coming to a fuller understanding of different kinds of love. The first story is more conventional, more innocent, but more effective. The second story traces a tomboy's arranged marriage and her struggle with adulthood.
½ October 20, 2009
The first tale is starts out heartwarming, then heartbreaking, a lovely little piece of the kind I typically associate with Ray. The second is the weakest of the bunch: the ending is too silly to have the desired effect, the coda is predictable, the acting isn't so hot, and it's far too slow. The third story makes up for it: a charming romance (of sorts) that's lightly comic with a touch of social commentary and a satisfying resolution. Aparna Sen is utterly captivating.
½ January 25, 2009
Postmaster - one of the best films of Ray from one of the best short stories of Tagore. Tagore's stories are best understood in the films of Ray because Satyajit was the artist who understood Rabindranath best.

Monihara (The Lost Jewels) - Excellent psychological horror film. Some misplaced ethisc of Tagore are present here, esp. regarding women. But as a whole it's a successful depiction of greed and love.

Samapti (The Conclusion) - Aparna Sen was unforgettable. There were few amzing shots like, Chorki in the cage, Bildungsroman view of Mrinmoyee (Aparna)- several shots from the same angle, anger of Mrinmoyee. Actually Mrinmoyee was amazing. Samapti is the best romantic drama I have ever seen.
½ August 7, 2008
I saw this quite some years ago, but I have a fond memory that the description on the flier for the movie given out by the moviehouse had wonderful information - one of those pieces was that the second story of Teen Kanya starred "Chorky the Squirrel".
May 24, 2008
Teen Kanya originally consists of three stories. This version I am viewing contains two of the stories (due to subtitles not being finished and to budget constraints).
The first story is "Postmaster" and tells the story of a young man coming to work as a postmaster in an isolated village. The only companion he has is the small girl who has been ordered to work for him and do as he says, yet instead they form a friendship and in return he teaches her to read and write. However after a case of malaria he leaves the village leaving the girl heartbroken.
The second tale is "Samapti" and is defiantly the better of the two. Again this is about a young man, but this time the man is coming home after his exams to a mother who is desperate for him to marry. Not taking to the suitor lined up for him he marries the local tomboy but it truns out that marraige is not what she wanted. The second story has some very funny moments, even slapstick at times. It succesfully blends comedy and drama.
Overall a decent film from Ray.
littlecharmer1959
Super Reviewer
May 24, 2008
Teen Kanya originally consists of three stories. This version I am viewing contains two of the stories (due to subtitles not being finished and to budget constraints).
The first story is "Postmaster" and tells the story of a young man coming to work as a postmaster in an isolated village. The only companion he has is the small girl who has been ordered to work for him and do as he says, yet instead they form a friendship and in return he teaches her to read and write. However after a case of malaria he leaves the village leaving the girl heartbroken.
The second tale is "Samapti" and is defiantly the better of the two. Again this is about a young man, but this time the man is coming home after his exams to a mother who is desperate for him to marry. Not taking to the suitor lined up for him he marries the local tomboy but it truns out that marraige is not what she wanted. The second story has some very funny moments, even slapstick at times. It succesfully blends comedy and drama.
Overall a decent film from Ray.
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