The Adventures of Goopy and Bagha (1968) - Ghost Dance Sequence
Gupi Gain Bagha Bain (The Adventures of Goopy and Bagha, 1968) - the Satyajit Ray's classic film based on a fairytale by Upendra Kishore Roychowdhury, which defies compartmentalization into the genre of children's fantasy film because it is loved by grown-ups as well as children, is now available in DVD format in the USA and Canada shipped to the homes of not only Bengali and Indian film lovers, but all cinema enthusiasts across the world.
The film won many coveted awards, including the National Presidents Gold Medal, and at international film festivals in Adelaide, Auckland, Melbourne, Tokyo and more.
The unforgettable star cast featured iconic roles by the lead pair Rabi Ghosh and Tapen Chatterjee, with Santosh Datta and Jahar Roy. Tapen Chatterjee, unfortunately, left us all a few weeks ago on his final journey.
As like his other films and creative works of Satyajit Ray left his distinct signature of mastery in his fantasy films also. This becomes self evident as one sees his films like 'Gupi Gayen Bagha Bayen' and 'Hirak Rajar Deshe'. The former is a cinematic adaptation of the story by his grand father Upendra Kishore Roychowdhury where as the later is a creation of Ray himself in its totality i.e. the story, the script, the music and of course the direction. The said two films has not only been highly popular irrespective of young or adult audience but these are also reconable with the best children films in the global arena.
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