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When a wealthy patriarch falls ill on his 70th birthday, three of his sons rush in from Calcutta, leading to a reunion filled with painful ironies and lingering disillusionment. As the family—including an addled fourth son (Soumitra Chatterjee) who lives with the old man—watches and waits, the static occasion brings out simmering tensions in their family dynamics, from the father’s moral rectitude to the business ambition of two sons and the withdrawal of their siblings.

  1. Satyajit Ray

    Director, Screenplay, Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. Ajit Banerjee

    Ananda Majumdar

  2. Soumitra Chatterjee

    Soumitra Chatterjee

    Prasahnto

  3. Dipankar Dey

    Probir

  4. Ranjit Mallick

    Ranjit Mallick

    Protap

  5. Lily Chakravarty

    Uma

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Original Title শাখা প্রশাখা

Status Released

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  • April 17, 1992
    Theatrical (limited)

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Original Language Bengali

Runtime 2h 10m

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