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The Big City

Spine #668

Aug 20, 2013

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • Bengali PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

The Big City

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Directed By: Satyajit Ray
Starring: Anil Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee
Licensor: The RDB Organization

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The Big City (Mahanagar), set in mid-1950s Calcutta and directed by the great Satyajit Ray, follows the personal triumphs and frustrations of Arati (Madhabi Mukherjee), who decides, despite the initial protests of her bank-clerk husband, to take a job to help support their family. With remarkable sensitivity and attention to the details of everyday working-class life, Ray gradually builds a powerful human drama that is at once a hopeful morality tale and a commentary on the identity of the contemporary Indian woman.

  • New interview with actor Madhabi Mukherjee
  • Satyajit Ray and the Modern Woman, a new interview program featuring Ray historian Suranjan Ganguly
  • The Coward (1965), a feature film directed by Ray that also addresses modern female identity and stars Mukherjee and Soumitra Chatterjee


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