Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne, directed by Satyajit Ray and based on a story by his grandfather Upendra Kishore Roychowdhury, is a popular Bengali children’s film. It is sometimes released in the English-speaking world as The Adventures Of Goopy And Bagha.
Director: Satyajit Ray
Screenplay: Satyajit Ray
Story by: Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury
Cast :Tapan Chatterjee, Robi Ghosh, Ajoy Banerjee
Gupi and Bagha are two characters who meet in a jungle being banished by the King of their village. They by chance meet the King of Ghosts and he gives them three boons for their simplicity and innocence. The first boon: ‘They will get food whenever they want’ , the second: ‘they can go anywhere they want’ and the third: ‘they will master art of music and everybody will be spell bound and motionless while they sing’. Only for the first two boons they have to clap each others hand. They travel (by clapping) to Shundi (a kingdom) to participate in a music competition and win. They become the King’s court musicians. They found that all the people in Shundi except the family of the King were dumb because of an epidemic. Unfortunately in Halla (another kingdom governed by the King of Shundi’s brother) the Minister drugs the innocent King and prepare to war against Shundi. He engages his chemist to prepare a cure for the dumbness of the people of Shundi. The reason is strange. According to him ” If the people of Shundi don’t say what they need then how can I bar them from having that?”. Gupi and Bagha journey to Halla and the things start to happen. (IMDB)
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