Mahapurush (The Holy Man) 1965 Ages 18+

3.15PM Sun 26 Nov 2017 (1hr 5mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Devotee: "You knew Jesus Christ?"
Birinchi Baba: "People call it Crucifiction, I call it Crucifact. Because I have seen it with my own eyes."

The Holy Man will screen from an archival 35mm film print.

The Holy Man is a comedy that playfully warns against blind devotion and false gurus. Following the death of his wife, Gurupada Mitter seeks peace and he and his daughter Buchki consider joining Birinchi Baba's order. Birinchi Baba (Charuprakash Ghosh) is a charismatic guru with money on his mind who claims to have lived long enough to have met and influenced Plato, Jesus, Einstein and Buddha. Buchki's lover Satya is dismayed that their wedding may be cancelled if Buchki takes a vow of chastity as a disciple and sets out to uncover the truth about the guru.

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 65 MINUTES, INDIA, BENGALI (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: SATYAJIT RAY / PRODUCER: RD BANSHAL / SCREENPLAY FROM THE SHORT STORY BIRINCHI BABA BY PARASURAM / CINEMATOGRAPHER: SOUMENDU ROY / EDITOR: DULAL DUTTA / CAST: CHARUPRAKASH GOSH, RABI GOSH, PRASAD MUKHERJEE, GITALI ROY / MUSIC: SATYAJIT RAY / PRODUCTION COMPANY: RD BANSHAL & CO, RAJSHRI PRODUCTIONS / PRINT SOURCE: ACADEMY FILM ARCHIVE / RIGHTS: RDB ENTERTAINMENTS / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM