Satyajit Ray, The Expedition, 1962 (still); image: courtesy Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The Expedition (Abhijan)

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018

4:30 p.m.

“The great Bollywood superstar Waheeda Rehman stars in one of Ray’s most atypical films, a commercially successful noir melodrama filled with taxi drivers, drug smugglers, and prostitutes….Soumitra Chatterjee, a long way from his performances in The World of Apu, plays a proud, down-on-his-luck Rajput taxi driver who starts working for a corrupt merchant known for opium trafficking, while Rehman costars as a prostitute who soon finds herself in peril. Surprisingly nuanced for a commercial melodrama, surprisingly (and entertainingly) pulpy for a Ray film, The Expedition won the National Award in India in 1962.” — BAMPFA

Film Details

Country: India

Language: Bengali

Year: 1962

Running time: 150 min

Format: 35mm

Director: Satyajit Ray

Screenwriter: Satyajit Ray

Producer: Bhola Nath Roy

Cinematographer: Soumendu Roy

Editor: Dulal Dutta
Source: Academy Film Archive

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