• Director

    Satyajit Ray

  • With

    Uttam Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Mukunda Lahiri

  • India 1966. 117min

  • Digital

  • Certificate

    U

  • English subtitles

Ray’s film, an original screenplay exploring the price of stardom, features Bengali mega-star Uttam Kumar in a career-best performance. A matinee idol is travelling by train from Calcutta to Delhi, where he is to receive an award. En route, he opens up to a young journalist about his life, revealing a troubled and insecure man. Ray’s empathy and humanism are palpable throughout. He was awarded Best Director at the Berlin Film Festival.