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The Branches of the Tree

Original title
Shakha Proshakha
Running time
130 min.
India India
Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray
Barun Raha
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Co-production India-France-UK; DD Productions / Distri Films / Erato Films / Satyajit Ray Productions / Soprofilms
Synopsis / Plot
Ananda Majumdar (Ajit Bannerjee), a wealthy, retired industrialist, suddenly falls ill during a ceremony in honor of his seventieth birthday. Members of his family (his three sons) rush immediately at his bedside.The fourth son, lives with his father. Proshanto spends his time listening to music and is considered to be the family failure and a bit psychiatrically challenged. The two eldest sons, who are businessmen, live corrupt lives and do not want their father, an uncompromising moralist who believes in work and honesty, to find out. The youngest of the four, weary of office life, would love to become an actor. A family meal and a picnic accentuate the tensions. Waiting for closure on the father's health situation, the four brothers and their families reminisce and relive ideological differences.
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