Basic Info
  1. Director: Satyajit Ray
  2. Alternative Title: The Goddess
  3. Year: 1960; Language: Bengali; Runtime: 93 min; Color: Black and White
  4. Studio: Satyajit Ray Productions
  5. Producer: Satyajit Ray; Writer: Satyajit Ray, Prabhat Kumar Mukherjee; Cinematographer: Subrata Mitra; Composer: Ali Akbar Khan
  6. Cast: Chhabi Biswas, Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Purnendu Mukherjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Arpan Choudhury, Anil Chatterjee, Kali Sarkar, Mohammed Israel, Khagesh Chakraborty
A young woman is deemed a goddess when her father-in-law, a rich feudal land-lord, has a dream envisioning her as an avatar of Kali. Ray uses this popular Bengali legend associating young married women with Durga, the mythical provider, to reveal how history and culture create the oppressive social spaces determining women’s lives.
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Where to watch/buy?
  1. Watch on YouTube with English Subtitles