Film

Mahanagar

(The Big City)

Open Doors: Satyajit Ray

India  ·  1964  ·  35 mm  ·  Black and White  ·  131'  ·  o.v. Bengali/English

Restored by the Satyajit Ray Preservation Project at the Academy Film Archive with funding from the The Film Foundation. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.
Screening

Wednesday 10 | 8 | 2011, 14:00  ·  GranRex  ·  Sub. English

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Calcutta 1955. Subrata, an ordinary bank employee, is the only member of his family with an income. Against established custom and the objections of her father-in-law, Subrata’s wife Arati seeks employment as a door-to-door salesgirl. When she becomes successful in her work, gaining self-confidence and financial independence, her husband is unable to accept the situation and pushes her to quit. Ironically, a crisis at the bank erupts and Arati resigns as a protest against the wounded honour of her friend, an Anglo-Indian woman.

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Director

Satyajit Ray

Cast

Madhabi Mukherjee, Jaya Bhaduri, Haren Chatterjee, Sefalika Devi, Prasenjit Sarkar, Anil Chatterjee

Cinematography

Subatra Mitra

Editing

Dulal Dutta

Sound

Anil Chatterjee

Music

Satyajit Ray

Screenplay

Satyajit Ray

Production

R.D.Banshal & Co.


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