Aranyer Din Ratri (Days and Nights in the Forest)
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Aranyer Din Ratri (Days and Nights in the Forest)
Days and Nights in the Forest was initially released in India as Aranyer din Ratri. The loose-hinged plot concerns four bachelors who go on holiday in the forest. While enjoying a break from the hurlyburly of city life, each man undergoes profound character developments and transformations. Also figuring in the proceedings is a group of humble forest dwellers, who prove not to be the rubes and rustics whom the bachelors assume them to be. Filmmaker Sayajit Ray retains the intense humanism of his earlier works with a tighter grasp on characterization and technique. His editing is not as… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Beautifully shot and acted, it's probably Ray's masterpiece."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"The type of work that is easy to admire but difficult to like"
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"Ultimately this film manages to shed as much light on the human condition as most, without seeming to even try. A masterpiece."
‑ , Film4
"Utterly charming."
‑ Howard Thompson, New York Times
"A film that is truly deep and repays each viewing."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"A beautiful and touching story."
‑ Jamie Russell,
"A quirky, lyrical film."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Packed with cultural references and sly satire, this is also a hugely entertaining comic romp."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"From this beginning, aided by the beautiful, luminous black-and-white cinematography of Soumendru Roy, Ray contrives an extraordinary world, at once Arcadian and yet possessed of utter, unforced naturalness and reality."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
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