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Time Out says

Against a background of neo-imperialist India, and set in Calcutta, a city of severe unemployment and unrest, Ray creates a finely judged satire about the gradual compromise that is the price of ambition. His complacent, but not unlikeable, central character works as a sales manager and possesses sufficient ambition to override any doubts about accepting the privileges remaining from colonial days and the rewards of Westernised industry. But two things undermine his smugness: his provincial but astute sister-in-law pays a visit; and a crisis in the export department forces him to resort to political manipulation in order to further his career. Both events leave him a wiser but lesser man. It's basically an old-fashioned film, but none the worse for that.


Release details

112 mins

Cast and crew

Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray
Barun Chanda
Sharmila Tagore
Parumita Chowdhary
Harindranath Chattopadhyaya
Haradhan Banerjee
Indira Roy