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THE ADVENTURES OF GOOPY AND BAGHA

India, 1968 (MIFF 1970, Programme 1)

Director: Satyajit Ray

Goopy is a singer who cannot sing and he meets Bagha, a drummer, after they have both been driven from their respective villages. They sing and play to disperse their fears during a night in the forest, but only succeed in raising ghosts and bringing great joy to their night. So the ghost king grants them three wishes. They wish for food and clothes. magic shoes, and power to charm with their music wherever they go. And so they embark on their adventures ....

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