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  • TBC
  • Drama
  • 1960
  • 63 mins

Devi

Devi

About

This luminous adaptation from the collected works of the Indian authors Mukherjee and Tagore is Ray's most controlled and concentrated work. The teenage heroine Doyamoyee (Tagore) becomes an object of mystical reverence because her father (Biswas), a wealthy and influential man, believes fervently that his daughter is the reincarnation of the goddess Kali. The townspeople (and Doyamoyee himself) are initially sceptical of this theory, but soon they are all convinced of her mystical powers.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Soumitra Chatterjee, Arpan Chowdhury, Chabi Biswas, Sharmila Tagore, Purnendu Mukherjee, Karuna Bannerjee
  • Director: Satyajit Ray
  • Writer: Satyajit Ray
  • Producer: Satyajit Ray
  • Photographer: Subrata Mitra

In a nutshell

Although the film is farfetched in its subject matter, Ray's extraordinary visual sense and insights take your breath away.

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