The Chess Players

Shatranj ke khilari

Dir. Satyajit Ray

India 1977 | | 115 mins | Cert 15

Cast: Richard Attenborough, Sanjeev Kumar

Set in the kingdom of Oudh during the last days of the Moghul Empire, The Chess Players follows two Indian noblemen whose obsession with the game renders them oblivious to the treacherous historic events happening around them. The film stars Richard Attenborough as the British officer who covertly manoeuvres on behalf of the East India Company to seize control of the region. One of Ray’s most ambitious and expensive productions, The Chess Players is a masterful and visually-stunning historical drama. 

Available on: DVD

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