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Fifty Years Later, Satyajit Ray's Anti-War Message In 'Goopi Gyne Bagha Byne' Finds Relevance Again

Given the growing drum beating for war and the jingoism sweeping across India, Ray's iconic movie released in 1969 is resonating in today's turbulent political climate

Fifty Years Later, Satyajit Ray's Anti-War Message In 'Goopi Gyne Bagha Byne' Finds Relevance Again
Filmy Trivia | Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee
Visitors at an exhibition on the film.
Fifty Years Later, Satyajit Ray's Anti-War Message In 'Goopi Gyne Bagha Byne' Finds Relevance Again
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2019-07-12T10:37:38+05:30

….Wars between neighbours
Wars between nations
Only lead to death and destruction….
Why then are you fighting this war?
Yes, why then are you fighting this war?

As film stories go, this is one of the simplest. Two bumbling musicians—a singer and a drummer—come together in funny circumstances and become friends; they travel to strange lands, occ­asionally inte­ntionally and are granted three wishes by the “bhooter raja” (king of goblins), one of which gives them mastery over their crafts. They move kings and commoners alike with their songs, prevents a war, marry two princesses and live happily ever after. It was essentially meant to be a children’s film, like the story it was based on.

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