SHATRANJ KE KHILARI

Back in the 19th century India in the backdrop of the British annexation of Avadh, best friends Mirza Ali and Mir Ali abandon their families for their obsession for the game of chess.Their obsession with the Game of Chess keeps them engaged day and night, without any regard to the change in the social situation, personal life and the eminent threat of the British taking over their region becoming a harsh reality. Even when the British takeover is certain and they are forced to leave their comfortable homes, they continue to play chess in the mosquito-ridden outdoors, with two loaded pistols, ready to oppose the British and even each other.


HINDI I 1977                                                                

DRAMA | HISTORY I 129 MIN I COLOR

 

(THE CHESS PLAYERS)

Director:  Satyajit Ray

Producer: Suresh Jindal

Story:  Munshi Premchand               

Screenplay: Satyajit Ray

Dialogues:  Satyajit Ray, Javed Siddiqui, Shama Zaidi

Cast: Sanjeev Kumar, Saeed Jaffrey, Shabana Azmi, Farida Jalal,

Nafisa, Veena, David Abraham, Victor Banerjee, Farooq Shaikh

Music: Satyajit Ray

Cinematographer: Soumendu Roy

Sound: Mangesh Desai

Film Editor :Dulal Dutta

Art Director: Bansi Chandragupta