Basic Info
  1. Director: Satyajit Ray
  2. Alternative Title: The Big City
  3. Year: 1963; Language: Bengali; Runtime: 131 min; Color: Black and White
  4. Studio: R.D.B. & Co.
  5. Producer: R.D. Bansal; Writer: Satyajit Ray, Narendranath Mitra; Cinematographer: Subrata Mitra; Composer: Satyajit Ray
  6. Cast: Anil Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Jaya Bhaduri, Haren Chatterjee, Shefalika Devi, Prasenjit Sarkar, Haradhan Bannerjee, Vicky Redwood
Synopsis
Like many of Ray’s greatest films, The Big City is ultimately a study of individuals negotiating social change, in this case the major shift that occurred in Bengal in the 1950s when increasing numbers of middle-class housewives began to take up jobs. (Chandak Sengupta in The Criterion Collection)
Interesting links
  1. Notes on Indiancine.ma
  2. Review on New York Times
  3. Comments on Satyajitray.org
  4. Essay on the Criterion Collection
Where to watch/buy?
  1. Watch on Youtube with English Subtitles
  2. Buy at Amazon
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