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Devi

Author: Satyajit RaySharmila TagoreSoumitra ChatterjeeSachindranath BiswasKaruna BannerjeeAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, ©1997.
Series: Sony Pictures classics.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : 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: Videotapes
Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Drama
Named Person: Prabhat Kumar Mukherjee
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Satyajit Ray; Sharmila Tagore; Soumitra Chatterjee; Sachindranath Biswas; Karuna Bannerjee; Prabhat Kumar Mukherjee; Sony Pictures Classics (Firm); Merchant and Ivory Foundation.; Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0800180054 9780800180058
OCLC Number: 37648425
Language Note: Bengali dialogue with English subtitles.
Notes: "From the story Devi by Prabhat Kumar Mukherjee."
Originally released as a motion picture in 1960.
Credits: Photography, Subhrata Mitra ; music, Alik Akbar Khan ; editor, Dulal Dutt.
Cast: Sarmila Tagore, Soumitra Chatterjee, Chhabi Biswas, Karuna Banerjee, Purnendu Mukherjee, Arpen Choudhury, Anil Chatterjee, Mohamed Ibn Israel, Kali Sarkar, Khagesh Chakravarty, Nagendra Nath.
Description: 1 videocassette (approximately 93 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Sony Pictures classics.
Other Titles: Devi, the goddess
Goddess
Responsibility: Sony Pictures Classics ; in association with the Merchant and Ivory Foundation, Ltd., present ; written, produced and directed by 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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