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Author: Satyajit RaySharmila TagoreSaumitra CaṭṭopādhyāẏaSachindranath BiswasKaruna BannerjeeAll authors
Publisher: [London] : Mr Bongo Films, [2010]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : NTSC color broadcast system : BengaliView all editions and formats
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Set in India around the 1830s, the story involves the conflict between orthodox and progressive Hindu religions. A young wife in a wealthy Indian household is deified by her father-in-law who has seen her in a dream as the goddess Durga (Kali). The city soon learns of her imposed divinity and she is set up as an idol for worship. She then begins to believe in her immortality and the tension between her duty to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Film adaptations
Feature films
Fiction films
Foreign language films
Drama
Named Person: Prabhātakumāra Mukhopādhyāẏa; Prabhātakumāra Mukhopādhyāẏa
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Satyajit Ray; Sharmila Tagore; Saumitra Caṭṭopādhyāẏa; Sachindranath Biswas; Karuna Bannerjee; Ali Akbar Khan; Prabhātakumāra Mukhopādhyāẏa; Satyajit Ray Productions.; Mr. Bongo Films (Firm),
OCLC Number: 774983674
Language Note: Soundtrack in Bengali, with subtitles in English.
Notes: Statement of responsibility and credits from English subtitles.
Based on the story 'Devi' by Prabhat Kumar Mukherjee, from an idea by Rabindranath Tagore.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1960.
Credits: Director of photography, Subrata Mitra ; production designer, Bansi Chandragupta ; editor, Dulal Dutta ; music, Ostad Ali Akbar Khan.
Cast: Sharmila Tagore, Soumitra Chatterji, Chhabi Biswas, Karuna Banerji, Purnendu Mukherji.
Awards: President's Gold Medal, New Deli, 1961. Honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement, 1992.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG. General viewing but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children.
Description: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-9; PAL; all regions; LPCM 2.0 sound; full-screen presentation.
Other Titles: Devi (Motion picture)
Devi, the goddess
Goddess
Responsibility: Satyajit Ray Productions present ; production, direction and script, Satyajit Ray.

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Set in India around the 1830s, the story involves the conflict between orthodox and progressive Hindu religions. A young wife in a wealthy Indian household is deified by her father-in-law who has seen her in a dream as the goddess Durga (Kali). The city soon learns of her imposed divinity and she is set up as an idol for worship. She then begins to believe in her immortality and the tension between her duty to the father-in-law's devotion and to her husband's pleas to leave the city soon drive her mad.

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