(aka 'Heerak Rajar Deshe' or 'The King of Diamonds')
directed by Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray did some television work in the early 80's. It seems quite a letdown that the most celebrated filmmaker in India's history would be making television films like this.
The musician duo of Goopi Gayin and Bagha Bayin
make a comeback in this sequel (from Ray's delightful film of 1968 "Goopy Gyne
Bagha Byne"), where they are invited to the court of the Hirak
Raja (Diamond King), for their musical skills. They have to perform at the
kingdom's Jubilee Celebrations. But coming to the kingdom, they use their
natural goodness and curiosity to find out that all is not well in the kingdom.
There is exploitation of poor farmers and diamond-miners. There are sycophant
courtiers and ruthless armies. And there is a mad scientist with this
Brain-washing machine. With the help of an upright school-master, Goopi and
Bagha set out to correct the evils... with the help of their ghost-given skills,
fast thinking and an impish sense of humor.
I think it is quite sad to have the great Satyajit Ray's name on this fluffy musical television film.
Theatrical Release: 1980 India - TV
DVD Review: Biswas Records - Region 0 - NTSC
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