Synopsis by Tracie Cooper
Directed by Goutam Ghose, Abar Arannye (In the Forest...Again) follows a group of four middle-class young men on a weeklong vacation from everyday life. Based on characters in Satyajit Ray's Days and Nights in the Forest, the group consists of Ashim Chatterjee (Soumitra Chatterjee), his wife Aparna (Sharmila Tagore), their grown children, and one of their children's friends. A second family accompanies them, and a third individual goes along, as well, despite having been weakened by cancer. The trip, which they had taken as children, is meant as a tribute to their pasts. The innocence of their youth, however, looks unlikely to re-emerge after one of the group goes missing in what is believed to be a political statement of some sort.