- This article is about the film. For the mountain, see Kangchenjunga.
|Directed by||Satyajit Ray|
|Produced by||Satyajit Ray|
|Written by||Satyajit Ray|
Nilima Roy Chowdhuri,
|Music by||Satyajit Ray|
|Editing by||Dulal Dutta|
|Distributed by||Edward Harrison (U.S.A.)|
|Release date(s)||11th May, 1962|
|Running time||102 minutes|
Kanchenjungha (Bengali: কাঞ্চনজঙ্ঘা Kanchonjônggha) is a 1962 Indian film directed by Satyajit Ray. It was Ray's first original screenplay and his first colour film. The narrative structure of the film followed the hyperlink style.
The film is about an upper class Bengali family on vacation in Darjeeling, a popular hill station and resort, near Kanchenjunga. Shot in real time, the film examines the evolving relationships between the various characters. With dialogue shifting between English and Bengali among an ensemble cast, the film was a departure for Ray.
Narrative structure 
The narrative structure of the film resembles that of later hyperlink films. According to Ray, it "was a good ten to fifteen years ahead of its time." He described the film's narrative structure as follows:
Our audience likes a central character, or a couple of central characters with whom they can identify, and a story with a straight narrative line. Kanchanjangha told the story of several groups of characters and it went back and forth. You know, between group one, group two, group three, group four, then back to group one, group two, and so on. It's a very musical form
- Chhabi Biswas: Indranath Roy
- Karuna Bannerjee: Labanya, wife
- Anil Chatterjee: Anil, son
- Alaknanda Roy: Monisha, unmarried daughter
- Anubha Gupta: Anima, elder daughter
- Arun Mukherjee: Ashoke, young man from Calcutta
- Subrata Sen: Sankar
- Sibani Singh: Tuklu
- Vidya Sinha: Anil's girlfriend
- Pahari Sanyal: Jagadish
- N. Viswanathan: Bannerjee
- "An Interview with Satyajit Ray". 1982. Retrieved 2009-05-24.
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