Shatranj Ke Khiladi (The Chess Players) – Satyajit Ray, 1977
Join us for the next movie in Indian Art Movie Series – Shatranj Ke Khiladi (The Chess Players)
Based on a story by Munshi Premchand, this satirical film by noted Indian director Satyajit Ray is set in colonial India in 1856. The British Resident of the East India Company (Richard Attenborough) has observed that the monarch of Lucknow, which is in his trading region, seems to be completely uninterested in government. He tries to arrange things so that he can annex the province. Embroiled in a long-running chess rivalry, two local noblemen (played by Sanjeev Kumar and Saeed Jaffrey) cannot be bothered with such minor issues as who is governing whom. Meanwhile, conditions in the kingdom go from bad to worse.
Run Time : 129 Minutes.
Where : 215, Sharp Lab, University of Delaware.
When : Thursday, April 23, 2015.
Time : 7PM
Cost : Free !!!