The Big City
Satyajit Ray tells the story of a woman who defies her family in order to earn a living.
Dir Satyajit Ray
With Madhabi Mukherjee, Anil Chatterjee, Haradhan Bannerjee
In Calcutta during the crash of 1955, a woman takes a job as a saleswoman to help with the financial problems suffered by her husband’s family – who, staunchly conservative, object that she’s shaming them by going out to work. A wry comedy of manners that makes clear, serious points about the links between money, power and independence, it displays Ray’s sensitivity and intelligence throughout.