Hirak Rajar Deshe (Kingdom of Diamonds)
1980, India. 118 min, Color, In Bengali with subtitles.
Hirak Rajar Deshe is sequel to the 1969 film Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (The Adventures of Goopy and Bagha). A unique aspect of the film is that most of the dialogues the film are in rhymes.
Ten years have passed in the kingdom of Shundi. Goopy and Bagha have married the princesses and each has a child, but they are bored with their lives. They are invited to the Kingdom of Diamonds, and a new adventure begins.
The ruler of the Kingdom of Diamonds is oppressing and exploiting his people. He wants a scientist to build him a brainwashing machine. Professor Udayan tries to incite the people to rise up against the tyrant. Goopy and Bagha join forces with the professor to liberate the people from their oppressor.
- Best Music, Director, New Delhi, 1980
- Best Lyrics, New Delhi, 1980
- Special Award, Cyprus, 1984
|Producer:||Govt. of West Bengal|
|Original screenplay & Direction:||Satyajit Ray|
|Art Direction:||Ashoke Bose|
|Sound:||Robin Sen Gupta, Durgadas Mitra|
|Professor Udayan:||Soumitra Chatterjee|
|King Hirak:||Utpal Dutt|
|King of Shundi, the inventor Gabesak:||Santosh Dutta|
|Udayan’s father:||Promod Ganguli|
|Udayan’s mother:||Alpana Gupta|
|Fazl Mia:||Sunil Sarkar|
|Court poet:||Kartik Chatterjee|
|Court astrologer:||Harindhan Mukherjee|
|Ministers:||Bimal Deb, Tarun Mitra, Gopal Dey, Sailen Ganguli, Samir Mukherjee|