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Shakha Proshakha (Branches of the Tree)
Directed by Satyajit Ray
Produced by Satyajit Ray Productions, Gerard Depardieu (D. D. Productions), Daniel Toscan Du Plantier (Erato Films) and Soprofilms
Written by Satyajit Ray
Starring Ajit Bannerjee,
Haradhan Bannerjee,
Deepankar Dey,
Soumitra Chatterjee,
Ranjit Mullik,
Lily Chakravarty,
Mamata Shankar
Running time 130 min.
Language Bangla

Shakha Proshakha is a 1990 Satyajit Ray film. It deals with four generations of a well-to-do Bengali family, with a focus on the third generation.


Ananda Majumdar, a wealthy, retired industrialist, suddenly falls ill during a ceremony in honor of his seventieth birthday. Members of his family (his three sons) rush immediately at his bedside.The fourth son, lives with his father. Proshanto spends his time listening to music and is considered to be the family failure and a bit psychiatrically challenged. The two eldest sons, who are businessmen, live corrupt lives and do not want their father, an uncompromising moralist who believes in work and honesty, to find out. The youngest of the four, weary of office life, would love to become an actor. A family meal and a picnic accentuate the tensions. Waiting for closure on the father's health situation, the four brothers and their families reminisce and relive ideological differences.

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