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Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (The Adventures of Goopy and Bagha)


Year 1968
Producer Purnima Pictures
Distributor Piyali Pictures
Screenplay Satyajit Ray
Based on The story Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne by Upendrakisore Ray Chaudhury
Photography Soumendu Roy
Editor Dulal Dutta
Art Director Bansi Chandragupta
Music Satyajit Ray
Sound Nripen Paul, Atul Chatterjee, Sujit Sarkar
Length 132 min.
Print Black & White and Color


Goopy Tapen Chatterjee
Bagha Rabi Ghosh
King of Shundi Santosh Dutta
King of Halla Santosh Dutta
Barfi, the Magician Harindranath Chatterjee
First Minister of Halla Jahar Roy
Commander-in-Chief of Halla Santi Chatterjee
Spy from Halla Chinmoy Roy
King of Amloki Durgadas Banerjee
Goopy's father Govinda Chakravarty
King of Ghosts Prasad Mukherjee
Village Elders Haridhan Mukherjee, Abani Chatterjee, Khagen Pathak, Binoy Bose, Prasad Mukherjee

The action occurs in an imaginary land. Goopy the singer and Bagha the drummer are untalented musicians whose playing provokes as much ridicule from the peasants as it does contempt from the king. The only audience they manage to charm is the ghosts. Wearing magic sandals, they arrive in the kingdom of Shundi where, to everyone's amazement, the ruler admires their music. Meanwhile, the king of the neighboring realm of Halla, who is the twin brother of the king of Shundi, wants to declare war. Goopy and Bagha do everything in their power to dissuade him, and finally it is their singing that demobilizes the troops at the last moment. Reconciled, the twin brothers offer to reward Goopy and Bagha with their daughters in marriage.