The Chess Players

शतरंज के खिलाड़ी, Shatranj Ke Khiladi
by Satyajit Ray1h531976India

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Wazed Ali Shah was the ruler of one of the last independent kingdoms of India. The British, intent on controlling this rich country, had sent General Outram on a secret mission to clear the way for an annexation. While pressure was mounting amidst intrigue and political maneuvers, Ali Shah composes poems and listens to music, secluded in his palace. The court was of no help, as exemplified by nobles Mir and Mirza, who, ignoring the situation of their country and all of their duties towards their families, spend their days playing endless parties of chess.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Set Decoration : Bansi Chandragupta
    • Production Compagny : Devki Chitra Productions
    • Original Music : Satyajit Ray
    • Director : Satyajit Ray
    • Scenario : Satyajit Ray
    • Dialogs : Satyajit Ray, Shama Zaidi, Javed Siddiqi
    • Editing : Dulal Dutta
    • Original Work Author : Munshi Premchand
    • Costume Design : Shama Zaidi
    • Producer : Suresh Jindal
    • Sound Recorder : Soumendu Roy, Narinder Singh
  • Technical details

    • Printed format :
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1976
    • French release date : 26 octobre 1977
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Colors
    • Language : English

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