Two Daughters
Two Daughters (1961)

Two tales by the writer Tagore: a young postmaster and his heart-breaking relationship with his orphaned 10-year-old personal attendant; the other about a young intellectual and his decision to take the beautiful town tomboy as his wife.

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1961
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TIME Magazine

Two Daughters, a two-part film based on short stories by Rabindranath Tagore, is so filled with the basic stuff of humanity that with minor changes of script it could have been made in rural Louisiana.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Each exemplifies, in its modest way, the quiet wisdom and the subtle craftsmanship of [Ray's] films.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Two modest but beautifully shot stories.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

Ray at his best.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Satyajit Ray's 1961 film displays his customary limpid realism and penetrating sense of character.

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TV Guide

[Ray] delivers two beautifully textured tales of a young woman's discovery of love and affection, capturing the transition between childhood and adulthood.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

The script, the direction and the music, all created by Mr. Ray, make a blend of poetic creation that is almost majestic.

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Tom Dawson
Total Film

Gracefully shot, it's an amusing film that's imbued with Ray's generous humanity.

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These are delicate stories, beguilingly educative about the lives of others.

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