Film

Mahapurush

(The Saint)

Open Doors: Satyajit Ray

India  ·  1965  ·  35 mm  ·  Black and White  ·  65'  ·  o.v. Bengali

Restored by the Satyajit Ray Preservation Project at the Academy Film Archive with funding from the The Film Foundation. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.
Screening

Friday 12 | 8 | 2011, 23:30  ·  GranRex  ·  Sub. English

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Ever since the death of his wife, Gurupada Mitter, a lawyer, has been going through a state of deep mental unrest. On his way back from Benares with his daughter Buchki, Gurupada encounters Birinchi – a Babaji who claims to be ageless. Gurupada is impressed and decides to patronize the saint and become his disciple. But Birinchi is soon discovered to be a fraud, but a fraud clever enough to command the respect of a growing bank of rich devotees, foolish devotees who make it possible for swindlers like him to establish themselves as saints and prophets.

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Information

Director

Satyajit Ray

Cast

Charuprakash Ghosh, Robi Ghosh, Prasad Mukherjee, Gitali Roy, Satindra Bhattacharya, Somen Bose

Cinematography

Soumendu Roy

Editing

Dulal Dutta

Sound

Anil Chatterjee

Music

Satyajit Ray

Production

R.D.Banshal & Co.


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