Synopsis by Robert Firsching
Acclaimed Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray directed this children's fantasy, which mixes genres and styles freely with great success. Goopy (Tapen Chatterjee) and Bagha (Robi Ghosh) are traveling musicians who come across the King of Ghosts (Santosh Dutta), a generous magical figure who gives them a pair of enchanted slippers and three wishes. Though a bit long for children with short attention spans (132 minutes), this black-and-white fantasy has its rewards, including an impressive color sequence at the end. Ray's screenplay was based on a story told by his grandfather.
ghost, magic, musician, rival, soldier, war