Kanchenjungha (film)

Kanchenjungha ( Bengali: কাঞ্চনজঙ্ঘা, Kāñcanjaṅghā, Kanchanjangha ) is an Indian film by Satyajit Ray from the year 1962.


It's the last day of the holiday of a rich industrialist family from Kolkata to Darjeeling. The view of the Kanchanjangha is still cloudy. The younger daughter Monisha to marry foreign Sinder and businessman Banerjee after presentation of the patriarchal family head Indranath Choudhury. This was the last chance for an official marriage proposal from Banerjee does not elapse, the family, to let the two undisturbed Meet endeavors. The older daughter Anima has been married for 10 years, unhappy with the notorious player Sankar and has a daughter. Brother in law and son of the patriarch fun with their hobbies - Ornithology one, photography and beautiful women of the other. In addition, the mid-twenties from Kolkata Ashok comes with his uncle, who wants to convey a job at Choudhury him. The action takes place exclusively on the Bhanu Bhakta Sarani trail and The Mall in Darjeeling from.

Mainly in pairs and in different constellations they are involved in conversations that take place in parallel. Here they stroll through the pedestrian areas Darjilings.

The talks between Banerjee and Monisha are a question-and- answer game for the exchange of the respective basic ideas about marriage and the life. The entertainment is a one-sided questions by Banerjee and a distanced and polite, but ostentatiously disinterested responses by Monisha. The conversation of the two is repeatedly interrupted by conversations between Ashok and Monisha, where the situation is almost reversed. Your interest is clear and it exempts him out questions, but it is by their higher status is initially somewhat repellent.

In contrast to this is the discussion between anima and her husband Sankar. He reveals to her to know of their affair, which began even before the marriage, and presents them to task. When she suggests to him that the reason for this is love, he asks why she had married him. Answer: No one has ever asked yourself against father's wishes. He offers her a divorce.

Fog pulls the mountain slopes of Darjeeling up. A bagpipe orchestra in Scots clothes and playing drums on The Mall.

Choudhury strikes Ashok. You get into a conversation that is more like a monologue -like speech Choudhury. It shows decided Anglophile and praises the contributions of the British for the country on examples Darjilings that was previously only a Lepcha village. Even he imitates everything British to stand out through the exhibited style of niederklassigeren Indians. Money and a job Choudhury Ashok offers, rejects this decision, although he would need both urgent.

Monishas mother lets this about her uncle, the ornithologists Jagadish align, that they do not stand under duress and should decide for themselves according to their inner conviction. Ashok criticized Monishas aristocratic superficiality and manifestly false politeness. He impressed them with the fact, to have turned down the " Charity " offer of Monishas father.

Banerjee is his attempts to by pointing her to come when she is convinced that security is more important than love and that love can grow later from the sense of security out; now she was free.

Anima does not want a divorce because their daughter and offers to save her marriage to give up their love affair. You will agree with Sankar on a continuation of the marriage.

Monisha invites Ashok to visit them in Kolkata. Your affection is genuine. Choudhury gets with this scene. He noted that his plan did not work out, but is unsure of what he has to make of this.

The Kanchanjangha massif emerging from the clouds.


Kanchenjungha is the first color film Satyajit Ray. The film is strongly influenced by symbolist and strictly structured. He acts like a classic one-act drama in just one day and one place. There is no central figure and the focus is not an act but the partly philosophical and intellectually reflective dialogues. By this author movie you can feel the affinity Rays to European cinema. He recalls the ( developed later ) marriage dramas Ingmar Bergman.