Aranyer Din Ratri (Days and Nights in the Forest)
Aranyer Din Ratri (Days and Nights in the Forest) (2003)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2003
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Tom Milne
Time Out

Beautifully shot and acted, it's probably Ray's masterpiece.

Phil Hall
Film Threat

The type of work that is easy to admire but difficult to like


Ultimately this film manages to shed as much light on the human condition as most, without seeming to even try. A masterpiece.

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Howard Thompson
New York Times

Utterly charming.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

A film that is truly deep and repays each viewing.

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Jamie Russell

A beautiful and touching story.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A quirky, lyrical film.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Packed with cultural references and sly satire, this is also a hugely entertaining comic romp.

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Peter Bradshaw

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 98% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
a lyrical and lovely film that certainly echoes renoir's partie de campagne. four young men leave their middle class lives to spend several days in the… More
Stephen M
My first Satyajit Ray movie and still my favourite of the handful of his films I've seen. I'm going to struggle to write about this one, I can tell,… More
Emily B.
Another great film by Ray about a group of four middle class men from Calcutta who go on holiday and meet a group of women. A classic which hasn't dated at… More