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Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne is a delightful, fun film for children of all ages. The film ran to packed houses in Bengal for a record fifty-one weeks and was by far the most commercially successful Ray films. Tapen Chatterjee, then a newcomer, admirably plays the role of Goopy and Rabi Ghosh, an experienced performer, plays Bagha in this musical fantasy inhabited by ghosts, kings, crafty ministers, soldiers, magicians, generals, courtiers, princesses, horses and tigers.
About six months after its release in Bengal, Ray wrote to Marie Seton, It is extraordinary how quickly it has become part of popular culture. Really there isnt a single child in the city who doesnt know and sing the songs from the film.