• Film ID:
  • 4701
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=115 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • India.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • Urdu.
THE CHESS PLAYERS (1977)
(Shatranj Ke Khilari)
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Ray's ironic and subtle satire tells the story of two nawabs who play chess interminably whilst their kingdoms crumble under the onslaught of British colonialism. Their plight is played out, in analogy, on the chess board and Ray's direction gives a superb period feel. A gem.
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