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Two Daughters

Two DaughtersTwo Daughters (Teen Kanya) is two
  different stories by Rabindranath
  Tagore: the first involves Nanda, a
  postmaster in a small village in India,
 
who befriends his servant Ratan;
  the second is about Amulya who decides
 
not to settle for an arranged marriage
  and falls for a freedom-loving tomboy
...

WHEN NANDA LEAVES the bustling Calcutta to take up a position as postmaster of Ulapur, an isolated, malaria-infested village, he little realises how lonely he will feel.

His servant, Ratan, is an orphan and she becomes so fascinated by his letter-writing that he offers to teach her to read and write. Soon people from the village come to hear tales of Calcutta and he attends musical evenings in the village. But even though he seems to connect with Ratan, and she with him, he still misses his former life.

Postmaster features Anil Chatter and Chandana Bannerji.

The second story is about Amulya, a student whose widowed mother wants to arrange his marriage with a local girl, Nirupama, whose family seem keen for the match. But Amulya has become fascinated by a freedom-loving tomboy called Mrinmoyee, known as Tomboy Puglee, and he seeks to persuade his mother to write to her family about his interest.

The film features: Soumitra Chatterji; aparna des Gupta; Sita Kukherji; Gita Dey; Santosh Dutt; Belavani; and Debi Neogy.

Two Daughters (Teen Kanya)
is a captivating and sensitively-produced Indian film that cleverly explores relationships between two sets of people from completely different backgrounds.

The film is Photographed by Soumendu Ray; Art Direction is by Bansi Chandra Gupta; Music Recording and Re-recording is by Shyamsundar Ghosh; Associate Producer is Amiyanath Mukherji. Two Daughters is Produced, Written, and Directed by Satyajit Ray, who also wrote the music.

One of the most celebrated films in the history of Indian cinema, from arguably one of filmmaking's finest auteurs, Satyajit Ray, Two Daughters is finally making its way to DVD courtesy of Mr Bongo Films. Goddess (Devi) and Two Daughters (Teen Kanya) are among Ray's finest and most moving works, to be released as part of the Satyajit Ray series on 21 September.

Two Daughters (Teen Kanya) is released on DVD, courtesy of Mr Bongo Films, on 21 September (2009). Certificate: PG | RRP: 12.99 | Running Time: 100 minutes.

"Two Daughters (Teen Kanya) is a captivating and sensitively-produced Indian film that cleverly explores relationships between two sets of people from completely different backgrounds" — Maggie Woods, MotorBar


"Not to have seen the cinema of Ray means existing in the world without seeing the sun or the moon" — Akira Kurosawa

WIDELY REGARDED AS ONE OF THE GREATEST AUTEURS of 20th Century cinema and the last of the Bengal Renaissance movement which started at the beginning of the 19th Century, Satyajit Ray was a giant of Indian cinema.

Directing 37 films during his lifetime, he was also a
critically-lauded fiction writer, publisher, illustrator, graphic designer and film critic, as well as the recipient of more than thirty Indian national Film Awards, a winner of numerous international film festivals — including Berlin, Venice and Cannes — and an honorary Academy Award recipient in 1992.