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Seemabaddha (Company Limited)

 

Year 1971
Producer Chitranjali
Distributor Chitranjali (Bharat Rana)
Screenplay Satyajit Ray
Based on The novel Seemabaddha by Mani Shankar Mukherjee
Photography Soumendu Roy
Editor Dulal Dutta
Art Director Ashoke Bose
Music Satyajit Ray
Sound J. D. Irani, Durgadas Mitra
Length 112 min.
Print Black & White

Cast:

Talukdar Haradhan Bannerjee
Syamal Chatterjee Barun Chanda
Sir Baren Roy Harindranath Chatterjee
Dolan Parumita Chowdhury
Sudarsana/Tutul Sharmila Tagore
Syamal's mother Indira Roy
Syamal's father Promod Ganguli

Syamal, sales director of an English firm in Calcutta which manufactures ventilators, aspires to win the job of company director but must compete with a colleague who is manoeuvering to get the position for himself. His sister-in-law Sudarsana arrives to spend a few days with them. She remembers having been jealous of her sister's marriage, something Syamal appears not to have forgotten. In order to cover up his company's problems meeting a production deadline, Syamal resorts to provoking a strike at the factory and, in the end, obtains the coveted directorship. His machinations are observed by Sudarsana who, unlike her sister, gains clear insight into the personality of her brother-in-law.