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Title Mahanagar [videorecording] = The big city / The RDB Organization ; produced by R. D. Bansal ; screenplay, music, and direction by Satyajit Ray.

Imprint [New York] : Criterion Collection, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    Ben MAH    Staff Reported Missing
Description 2 videodiscs (135 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (32 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
Series The Criterion collection ; 668
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 668.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1963.
From a story by Narendranath Mitra.
Title and statement of responsibility from English subtitles.
Special features: Disc 1: Madhabi Mukherjee (new interview with the actor); Satyajit Ray and the modern woman (interview with Satyajit Ray scholar and author Suranjan Ganguly); B.D. Garga's Satyajit Ray (1974 documentary featuring narration by Satyajit Ray and on-set footage from the making of The big city). Disc 2: Kāpurusha = The coward (1965) (a feature film by Ray; starring Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Haradhan Bannerjee; based on a story by Premendra Mitra); About The coward. Booklet features an essay by scholar Chandak Sengoopta and an interview with Ray by his biographer Andrew Robinson.
Contents Disc 1. The big city -- Disc 2. Kāpurusha = The coward / The RDB Organization ; R.D. Bansal presents ; screenplay, music, and direction by Satyajit Ray.
Credits Cinematography, Subrata Mitra ; production design by Bansi Chandragupta ; edited by Dulal Dutta.
Cast Anil Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Haradhan Bannerjee, Haren Chatterjee, Vicky Redwood, Jaya Bhuduri, Sefalika Devi, Prasenjit Sarkar.
Summary Set in mid-1950s Calcutta, this story follows Arati, who decides, despite the initial protests of her bank-clerk husband, to take a job to help support their family.
The coward: An aspiring screenwriter encounters a former lover, now married, when his car breaks down near her home.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Bengali dialogue, optional subtitles in English.
Subject Women -- India -- Drama.
Women employees -- India -- Drama.
Married women -- Employment -- India -- Drama.
Kolkata (India) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Motion pictures, Indic.
Added Author Ray, Satyajit, 1921-1992, screenwriter, composer (expression), film director.
Bansal, R. D., film producer.
Chatterjee, Anil, 1928- actor.
Mukhopādhyāẏa, Mādhabī, 1943- actor.
Banerjee, Haradhan, actor.
Chatterjee, Haren, actor.
Redwood, Vicky, actor.
Bhaduri, Jaya, actor.
Devi, Sefalika, actor.
Sarkar, Prasenjit, actor.
Mitra, Subrata, 1930-2001, director of photography.
Chandragupta, Bansi, production designer.
Dutta, Dulal, editor of moving image work.
Caṭṭopādhyāẏa, Saumitra, 1935- actor.
Ganguly, Suranjan, 1958- interviewee (expression)
Garga, B. D. (Bhagwan Das), 1924- filmmaker.
Mitra, Narendranātha, 1916-1975. Mahānagara.
Mitra, Premendra. Janaiko kapuruser kahini.
Sengoopta, Chandak, author of added text.
Robinson, Andrew, 1957- interviewer (expression)
RDB Organization (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Big city
Note Container title: Satyajit Ray's The big city
Also known as: The Great city
Added Title Kāpurusha (Motion picture)
ISBN 9781604657654
Standard No. 715515109413
Music No. CC2302D The Criterion Collection

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