The Outsiders


Time Out says

Though Sen is often touted as the more corrosively political counterpart of his compatriot Satyajit Ray, the evidence of a film like this tends to suggest that he merely draws from a deeper well of despair. A study of 'marginals' - a low-caste father and son whose response to rural poverty is an extremist passivity, shading into idle parasitism - it manages a modicum of black humour from the old man's half-baked self-justifications, but slides inexorably towards tragedy and into a deadlock position of presenting defeatism as revolt. The anger's real enough, but its direction is uncertain, and sadly ineffectual.


Release details

114 mins

Cast and crew

Mrinal Sen
Mrinal Sen, Mohit Chattopadhyay
Vasudeva Rao
Narayana Rao
Mamata Shankar
AR Krishna
Pradeep Kumar