Satyajit Ray Collection Vol. 1 - Mahanagar / Charulata / Nayak

Dir. Satyajit Ray

India 1963-1966 | | 131 mins, 117 mins, 120 mins | Cert PG | Drama

Cast: Anil Chaterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Jaya Bhaduri, Soumitra Chaterjee, Sailen Mukherjee, Uttam Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Bireswar Sen

Satyajit Ray is internationally acknowledged as one of the great masters of world cinema. Mahanagar (The Big City): Set in the mid' 50s, Ray's often humorous story of conflicting social values in India's lower-middle class focuses on a housewife whose growing independence alarms her traditionalist family. Charulata (The Lonely Wife): Neglected by her ambitious journalist husband, the lonely Charulata (Madhabi Mukherjee) befriends his cousin, a sensitive aspiring writer, and almost inevitably their feelings for each other begin to deepen. Nayak (The Hero): This beautifully observed character study was one of Ray's earliest original screenplays. En route to an award ceremony, a famous and egocentric Bengali movie star finds that he is compelled to re-evaluate his life after encountering a disapproving young journalist.

Available on: DVD

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