Directed by Satyajit Ray
The Holy Man
Directed by Satyajit Ray • 1965 • India
Starring Charuprakash Ghosh, Prasad Mukherjee, Gitali Roy
Satyajit Ray pokes fun at spiritual charlatanism in this farcical social satire. Following the death of his wife, Gurupada (Prasad Mukherjee) and his daughter (Gitali Roy) find themselves under the sway of Birinchi Baba (Charuprakash Ghosh), a self-proclaimed holy man who claims to be ageless and dazzles them with his fantastical stories of meeting Plato, teaching Einstein, witnessing the Crucifixion, and being on first-name terms with the Buddha. As Birinchi’s band of followers grows, it’s up to the skeptic Nibaran (Somen Bose) to expose his fraud.
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Directed by Satyajit Ray • 1966 • India
Starring Uttam Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Bireswar Sen
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The Elephant God
Directed by Satyajit Ray • 1979 • India
Starring Soumitra Chatterjee, Siddhartha Chatterjee
The second film Satyajit Ray made about the Sherlock Holmes-like detective Feluda—a character the filmmaker originated in a popular series of novels—is a cleverly entertaining mystery set in the holy city...
The Home and the World
Directed by Satyajit Ray • 1984 • India
Both a romantic-triangle tale and a philosophical take on violence in times of revolution, The Home and the World, set in early twentieth-century Bengal, concerns an aristocratic but progressive man who, in insisting on broadening his more traditional wife...