Portrait d'un individu sans cesse "de passage" sur fond acerbe de critique sociale et d'événements situationnels (guerre du Vietnam, attentat terroriste ethnique, vogue et vague du mouvement hippie) qui peut quelquefois déconcerter maints spectateurs, plus rompus chez Satyajit Ray à une traditionnelle narration classique et linéaire, aux thématiques intemporelles. www.cinefiches.com
I'm very glad I watched this, it was my first Satyajit Ray experience but now definitely not going to be my last. The story of a young educated man in Calcutta who is struggling to get a job and left depressed and lacking direction in life. Great characters, some brilliantly playful direction and full of political, personal and social themes which remain very relevant today.
characters were well made, main character seemed to represented young desperate generation in search of a scarce job and the impact which the revolutionary mood of day had on him, good use of flashback through the film. it gave a sense of compassion towards the people in the movie and situation for a young person of such background in Calcutta
A film that truly depicts mundane day to day lives most people go through. We all look for something more to life, but most of us just don't know what that thing is. And when you only have two sides to chose from such as living a life in the working class and just going through the motions or becoming a radical revolutionary (as is depicted in the film) all you find is what you yourself truly wants out of life.