Satyajit Ray’s “Seemabaddha” was released in the early 1970’s & had a solitary objective of lambasting the ramshackle capitalist approach. The film was adapted from a story of eminent novelist Shankar. Actor Barun Chandra played the protagonist- the character of a shrewd high profile executive, & enacted it with élan. Sharmila Tagore depicted the character of Sudarshana, his sister-in-law. Malabika Chowdhury appeared as Chanda’s spouse. The film was presented by Chitranjali Productions & produced by M. Rana. Art Direction by Bangsi Chandragupta & Camera work by Soumendu Roy deserves special mention. Ray’s music screenplay & dialogues bear testimony to his effervescence. Others like Harindranath Chattopadhyay, Haradhan Bandyopadhyay & Dipankar Dey extract excellent enactions. Though “Seemabaddha” neither became a hit nor was amongst the best works of Ray, it remained as a film of quality making, excellent narration & a superbly adapted screenplay. Worth a watch!