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The Big City [Mahanagar] (PG)

Wonderfully enjoyable, with the scope and density of a richly absorbing novel, Satyajit Ray's tale of family and city life is set in mid-50s Calcutta, a society still adjusting to independence.

Arati (Madhabi Mukherjee) takes a job as a door-to-door saleswoman in Calcutta's wealthy neighbourhoods, in defiance of her traditionally minded husband, Subrata (Anil Chatterjee), and his live-in parents. Emulating her Anglo-Indian friend and co-worker Edith (Vicky Redwood), who speaks as an equal to the men she encounters on the job, Arati quickly becomes her firm's top salesperson. When Subrata loses his job, the power dynamic in the family begins to shift. 

Please note: The Big City (Mahanagar) will be screened in its original language.

  • DIRECTOR: Satyajit Ray
  • CAST: Anil Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Jaya Bhaduri, Haren Chatterjee 

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