The Resource The chess players : Shatranj ke khilari, Devki Chitra presents ; produced by Suresh Jindal ; screenplay, music & direction, Satyajit Ray, (videorecording)

The chess players : Shatranj ke khilari, Devki Chitra presents ; produced by Suresh Jindal ; screenplay, music & direction, Satyajit Ray, (videorecording)

Label
The chess players : Shatranj ke khilari
Title
The chess players
Title remainder
Shatranj ke khilari
Statement of responsibility
Devki Chitra presents ; produced by Suresh Jindal ; screenplay, music & direction, Satyajit Ray
Title variation
Shatranj ke khiladi
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • urd
  • eng
  • eng
  • urd
  • urd
Summary
This drama about colonialism and indigenous culture is set in 1856 at the court of Wajid Ali Shah in Lucknow, the capital of Oudh. Features two parallel narratives. The first shows rich landowners Meer and Mirza pour every ounce of passion into a never-ending game of chess. Without thinking of their responsibilities to their families and the political uprising in the kingdom, the two men just keep playing. The second narrative dramatises the conflict between Wajid Ali Shah and General James Outram who represents Lord Dalhousie's treacherously implemented annexation policies. Wajid Ali is shown as a politically weak figure who surrenders to the British without a fight
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Śatarañja ke khilāṛī (Motion picture)
Credits note
Cinematographer, Soumenou Roy ; art direction, Bansi Chandragupta ; editor, Dulal Dutta ; choreography, Birju Maharaj ; original music, Satyajit Ray
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
Urdu and English dialogue, with optional English subtitles
LC call number
PN1995.9.H5
LC item number
C4477 2006
PerformerNote
Sanjeev Kumar, Saeed Jaffrey, Shabana Azmi, Farida Jalal, Veena, David Abraham, Victor Banerji, Amjad Khan, Sir Richard Attenborough; narrator, Amitabh Bachchan
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1921-1992
  • 1929-
  • 1950-
  • 1942-
  • 1881-1936
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ray, Satyajit
  • Chitra, Devki
  • Jindal, Suresh
  • Kumar, Sanjeev
  • Jaffrey, Saeed
  • Azmi, Shabana
  • Jalal, Farida
  • K̲h̲ān̲, Amjad ʻAlī
  • Attenborough, Richard
  • Bachchan, Amitabh
  • Premacanda
  • Kino International Corporation
Runtime
115
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urdu language materials
  • Feature films
  • Landowners
  • Chess players
  • Chess
  • Wajid ʻAli Shah
  • Oudh (India)
  • Outram, James
  • Premacanda
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The chess players : Shatranj ke khilari, Devki Chitra presents ; produced by Suresh Jindal ; screenplay, music & direction, Satyajit Ray, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the story by Munshi Premchand
  • Title from disc label and container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1977
  • Special features: Satyajit Ray: selected filmography; original British poster art ; production notes (on version of film used on the DVD)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocm64588974
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 115 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329040826
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
K408
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The chess players : Shatranj ke khilari, Devki Chitra presents ; produced by Suresh Jindal ; screenplay, music & direction, Satyajit Ray, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the story by Munshi Premchand
  • Title from disc label and container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1977
  • Special features: Satyajit Ray: selected filmography; original British poster art ; production notes (on version of film used on the DVD)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocm64588974
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 115 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329040826
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
K408
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0
Video recording format
DVD

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