The Postmaster, one of the three stories of the film Teen Kanya or Three Daughters
Teen Kanya, translated to mean Three Daughters, and known internationally as Two Daughters, was made in 1961, and its primary language is Bengali, West Bengal, India although it features subtitles. This release into the India cinema scene was directed by Satyajit Ray as a three episode feature. It was adapted from the Indian author Rabindranath Tagore. The Postmaster is one of the three stories in this film.
The Postmaster is about a young man named Nandalal who has a young orphan girl working for him as a maid, although she is only a child.
The Postmaster features the talents of Anil Chatterjee as Nandalal, and Chandana Banerjee as Ratan.
This movie was produced by Satyajit Ray Productions, and was directed by Satyajit Ray with a screenplay inspired by three short stories written by Rabindranath Tagore. Editing was provided by Dulal Dutta, cinematography by Soumendu Roy, Art Direction by Bansi Chandragupta and sound by Durgadas Mitra. The films original soundtrack was composed by Satyajit Ray.
Awards won by this icon in India cinema include:
• Selznik Golden Laurel Award. Berlin. 1963.
• Golden Boomerang, Melbourne. 1962.