Shakha Proshakha

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Shakha Proshakha (Branches of the Tree)
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Directed by Satyajit Ray
Produced by Satyajit Ray Productions, Gérard Depardieu (D. D. Productions), Daniel Toscan Du Plantier (Erato Films) and Soprofilms
Written by Satyajit Ray
Starring Ajit Bannerjee
Haradhan Bannerjee
Deepankar Dey
Soumitra Chatterjee
Ranjit Mullik
Lily Chakravarty
Mamata Shankar
Cinematography Barun Raha
Edited by Dulal Dutta
Release dates 12 June 1992
Running time 130 min.
Language Bengali

Shakha Proshakha (Bengali: শাখা প্রশাখা) is a 1990 Satyajit Ray film. It deals with four generations of a well-to-do Bengali family, with a focus on the third generation.

Plot[edit]

Ananda Majumdar, a wealthy, retired industrialist, suddenly falls ill during a ceremony in honor of his seventieth birthday. Three of his sons rush immediately to his bedside. The fourth son, Proshanto, already lives with his father. Considered the family failure, he spends his time listening to music and is considered to be mentally ill.

The two eldest sons, who are businessmen, live corrupt lives and do not want their father, an uncompromising moralist who believes in work and honesty, to find out. The youngest of the four, weary of office life, would love to become an actor. During a family meal and a picnic, tensions are accentuated. Waiting for resolution of their father's health crisis, the four brothers and their families reminisce and relive ideological differences.

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Credits[edit]

Producer Satyajit Ray Productions, Gerard Depardieu (D. D. Productions), Daniel Toscan Du Plantier (Erato Films) and Soprofilms
Original Screenplay & Direction Satyajit Ray
Cinematography Barun Raha
Editing Dulal Dutta
Art Direction Ashoke Bose
Sound Pierre Lenoir, Sujit Sarkar, Jyoti Chatterjee
Music Satyajit Ray, Bach, Beethoven

Cast[edit]

Character Relation Performer Notes
Ananda Majumdar Ajit Bannerjee Main NA
Probodh the eldest son Haradhan Bannerjee NA
Proshanto the second son Soumitra Chatterjee NA
Probir the third son Deepankar Dey NA
Protap the fourth son Ranjit Mullik NA
Uma Probodh's wife Lily Chakravarty NA
Tapti Probir's wife Mamata Shankar NA
Dadubhai Grandson Soham NA

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