THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE (Satyajit Ray, 1958)

Tulsi Chakraborty excels as Paresh Dutta, an insignificant bank clerk who rises in wealth and popularity, but also draws police scrutiny as a likely smuggler, after discovering a marble, a so-called “atom bomb,” that upon touching it turns iron into gold in Parash Pathar, Satyajit Ray’s lovely Capraesque fable about serendipity and satirical comedy about […]