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The Chess Players The Chess Players

A lavish costume drama set in Lucknow in 1856. A lavish costume drama set in Lucknow in 1856.
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Two indolent chess-obsessed nobleman, neglecting their families, continuing to play while the Maharajah, an effete poet-musician, is being dethroned by the British East India Company. The two noblemen, fearful that they may be forced to fight for their ruler, run away and continue their chess game away from the politcal storm.

Eventually they end up fighting bitterly with each other. Ray's first film in Hindi offers political comments on Anglo-Indian relations, utilising the pawns and queens of the chess board as strong metaphors for the colonial situation. Two indolent chess-obsessed nobleman, neglecting their families, continuing to play while the Maharajah, an effete poet-musician, is being dethroned by the British East India Company. The two noblemen, fearful that they may be forced to fight for their ruler, run away and continue their chess game away from the politcal storm.

Eventually they end up fighting bitterly with each other. Ray's first film in Hindi offers political comments on Anglo-Indian relations, utilising the pawns and queens of the chess board as strong metaphors for the colonial situation.

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SKU 5021866237305
Catalogue Number ART237DVD
Year 1977
Director Satyajit Ray
Publisher(s) Artificial Eye
Format DVD
Aspect ratio 1:1.33 (4:3) Standard
Sound Dolby Mono
Subtitles English
Language(s) Urdu
Running time 115 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate PG

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