N Viswanathan

Kanchanjangha (1962)-Bengali Movie

Kanchanjungha is a Bengali classic by Satyajit Ray about an affluent family that goes to spend their vacation in Darjeeling. The head of the family is a very dominating man (Chhabi Biswas), who is very stolid and prosaic about life. The story revolves around these people, who probably try to take new ventures as never before- it may have been the nature, the magic of the misty envirinment, the mountains, the evergreen forest that bring their true selves out. A great film. All the actors are wonderful. The new comers if that time Alakananda Ray and Arun Mukehrjee are splendid.