Abhijan (The Expedition) 1962 Ages 18+
8.30PM Fri 24 Nov 2017 (2hrs 30mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
The Expedition will screen from an archival 35mm film print.
Soumitra Chatterjee plays Narsingh, a hot-tempered taxi driver who loses his licence after offending a high-ranking police officer. The event pushes him towards illegal activities and soon Narsingh finds himself as a drug smuggler, ferrying opium in his taxi. It is influence from an unexpected quarter that causes Narsingh to rethink his choices.
The Expedition is ultimately a film about what constitutes a good life and it is someone within the criminal mileau, the prostitute Gulabi played by Bollwood star Waheeda Rehman, who inspires Narsingh to reflect on his conscience.
35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 150 MINUTES, INDIA, BENGALI/ENGLISH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: SATYAJIT RAY / PRODUCER: BHOLA NATH ROY / SCREENPLAY FROM THE NOVEL OF THE SAME TITLE BY TARASANKAR BANERJEE / CINEMATOGRAPHER: SOUMENDU ROY / EDITOR: DULAL DUTTA / CAST: WAHEEDA REHMAN, SOUMITRA CHATTERJEE, RUMA GUHA THAKURTA, GYANESH MUKHERJEE / MUSIC: SATYAJIT RAY / PRODUCTION COMPANY: ABHIJATRIK, BN ROY PRODUCTIONS / PRINT SOURCE: ACADEMY FILM ARCHIVE - RESTORED BY THE SATYAJIT RAY PRESERVATION PROJECT AT THE ACADEMY FILM ARCHIVE / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM