Cover image for The big city Mahanagar
Title:
The big city Mahanagar
Author:
Ray, Satyajit, 1921-1992, screenwriter, composer (expression), film director.
Publication Information:
[New York] : Criterion Collection, [2013]

©2013
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (135 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (32 pages : illustrations ; 16 cm.).
Summary:
Set in mid-1950s Calcutta and directed by Satyajit Ray, this story follows the personal triumphs and frustrations of Arati, 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.

The coward: An aspiring screenwriter encounters a former lover, now married, when his car breaks down near her home.
General Note:
Title and statement of responsibility from English subtitles.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1963.

From a story by Narendranath Mitra.

Special features: New 2K digital film restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; 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.
Language:
Bengali
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Added Uniform Title:
Mahānagara (Motion picture)

Kāpurusha (Motion picture)
Added Title:
Coward.
ISBN:
9781604657647
UPC:
715515109314
Format :
Blu-Ray

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