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Mahanagar [DVD] = The Big City

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.

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DVD

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781604657654


Format: DVD
Summary: The coward: An aspiring screenwriter encounters a former lover, now married, when his car breaks down near her home.
Title: Mahanagar [DVD] = The big city / Janus Films ; The RDB Organization ; produced by R. D. Bansal ; screenplay, music, and direction by Satyajit Ray.
Publisher Date: [New York] : Criterion Collection, [2013]
Subject: Women -- India -- Drama. Women employees -- India -- Drama. Married women -- Employment -- India -- Drama. Kolkata (India) -- Drama.
Isbn: 9781604657654
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 791.43 Big
Oclc: 849671522
Upc: 715515109413
Bib Id: 455989

Format: DVD
Uniform Title: Mahānagara (Motion picture)
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.
Summary: The coward: An aspiring screenwriter encounters a former lover, now married, when his car breaks down near her home.
Title: Mahanagar [DVD] = The big city / Janus Films ; The RDB Organization ; produced by R. D. Bansal ; screenplay, music, and direction by Satyajit Ray.
Publisher, Date: [New York] : Criterion Collection, [2013]
Description: 2 videodiscs (135 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (32 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Series: The Criterion collection ; 668
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 668.
Subjects: Women -- India -- Drama.
Subjects: Women employees -- India -- Drama.
Subjects: Married women -- Employment -- India -- Drama.
Subjects: Kolkata (India) -- Drama.
Genre: Feature films
Genre: Fiction films
Genre: Bengali language films
Genre: Motion pictures -- India.
Other Author: Ray, Satyajit, 1921-1992 screenwriter, composer (expression), film director.
Other Author: Bansal, R. D. film producer.
Other Author: Chatterjee, Anil, 1928- actor.
Other Author: Mukherjee, Madhabi, 1943- actor.
Other Author: Banerjee, Haradhan, actor.
Other Author: Chatterjee, Haren, actor.
Other Author: Redwood, Vicky, actor.
Other Author: Bhaduri, Jaya, actor.
Other Author: Devi, Sefalika, actor.
Other Author: Sarkar, Prasenjit, actor.
Other Author: Mitra, Subrata, 1930-2001 director of photography.
Other Author: Chandragupta, Bansi production designer.
Other Author: Dutta, Dulal editor of moving image work.
Other Author: Caṭṭopādhyāẏa, Saumitra, 1935- actor.
Other Author: Ganguly, Suranjan, 1958- interviewee (expression)
Other Author: Garga, B. D. (Bhagwan Das), 1924- filmmaker.
Other Author: Mitra, Narendranātha, 1916-1975. Mahānagara.
Other Author: Mitra, Premendra. Janaiko kapuruser kahini.
Other Author: Sengoopta, Chandak author of added text.
Other Author: Robinson, Andrew, 1957- interviewer (expression)
Other Author: Janus Films
Other Author: RDB Organization (Firm)
Other Author: Criterion Collection (Firm)
Other Title: Big city [DVD]
Other Title: Container title: Satyajit Ray's The big city [DVD]
Other Title: Also known as: The Great city [DVD]
Other Title: Kāpurusha (Motion picture)
Other Title: Coward.
Notes: Title and statement of responsibility from English subtitles.
Notes: DVD release of the 1963 motion picture.
Notes: From a story by Narendranath Mitra.
Notes: 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.
Notes: Cinematography, Subrata Mitra ; production design by Bansi Chandragupta ; edited by Dulal Dutta.
Notes: Anil Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Haradhan Bannerjee, Haren Chatterjee, Vicky Redwood, Jaya Bhuduri, Sefalika Devi, Prasenjit Sarkar.
Notes: DVD ; NTSC ; region 1 ; fullscreen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby digital mono.
Notes: In Bengali, with optional subtitles in English.
Contents: Disc 1. The big city -- Disc 2. Kāpurusha = The coward / Janus Films ; The RDB Organization ; R.D. Bansal presents ; screenplay, music, and direction by Satyajit Ray.
ISBN: 9781604657654
Publisher Number: CC2302D
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 791.43 Big
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