Directed by Satyajit Ray
Written by Satyajit Ray
I can’t imagine not liking a film by Satyajit Ray. I liked his first color film but doubt that I will remember it long.
Wealthy Bengalis vacation in the hill town of Darjeeling in Kashmir. It is a romantic location and the story concerns three potential romances. The central story concerns Monisha. Her wealthy father is trying to arrange her marriage with a business man. Her mother is worried and wants Monisha to decide for herself. It is clear fairly early on that the self-absorbed and boring intended fiance is not the proper match for the beautiful, sensitive English major. She strikes up a friendship with an unemployed man of about her age.
There is a side story about the attempts of an unfaithful actress to reconcile with her husband. My favorite part, naturally, was a minor character who spends his time bird watching and his explanation of his love of birds.
This is quite OK. If it had focused on just one story it probably would have had more impact. The color on the YouTube video had lost much of its saturation.