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Title Shatranj ke khilari [videorecording] = Chess players / Kino International ; Films San Frontières présente ; Devki Chitra presents ; dialogue, Satyajit Ray, Shama Zaidi, Javed Siddiqi ; produced by Suresh Jindal ; screenplay, music & direction, Satyajit Ray.

Imprint [India] : Devki Chitra Productions ; New York : Distributed by Kino on Video, c2006.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Video  PN1995.9.F67 .C436 2006    Available  Ask at Circulation Desk
Description 1 videodisc (115 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD; full screen presentation, aspect ratio 1.33:1.
Language In Urdu with optional subtitles in English.
Note Based on the story by [Munshi] Premchand.
Cast Sanjeev Kumar, Saeed Jaffrey, Shabana Azmi, Farida Jalal, Veena, David Abraham, Victor Bannerji, Farooque Shaikh, Tom Alter, Leela Mishra, Barry John, Samarth Narain, Budho Advani, Kamu Mukherji, Uttamram Nagar, Khairatilal Lahori, Pradip Shankar, Ashfaq Mirza, Amrit Bhushan Gujral, Ramesh Khosla, Shaik Farid, Madan Sudan, Amjad Khan, Richard Attenborough; narration, Amitabh Bachchan.
Credits Camera, Soumendu Roy ; art direction, Bansi Chandragupta ; editor, Dulal Dutta ; original music, Satyajit Ray ; costumes, Shama Zaidi ; dances composed and choreographed by Birju Maharaj ; dances, Saswati Sen, Gitanjali and Kathak Kalakendra Ballet Troupe ; songs, Reba Muhuri, Birju Maharaj, Calcutta Youth Choir ; animation, Ram Mohan.
Note Originally produced as an Indian motion picture in 1977.
Summary The kingdom of Oudh has a gently decadent Nawab (king), who is busy being a poet, composer, singer, dancer, and choreographer, but not a ruler. Mirza and Mir are old friends, living in the capital city off ancestral wealth and taxes on their lands. As the king is obsessed with his artistic endeavors, the friends are obsessed with shatranj (chess). In 1856, the East India Company sends General Outram, the British Resident of Lucknow, to take over the kingdom, under the charge of misrule. The king dithers, the friends play chess. British troops march into the city; the king surrenders without a fight, and the friends remove to a distant village so they can play in peace.
Contents Leisure -- Treaty -- King's poem -- Rumors -- Neglected wife -- New treaty -- Missing pieces -- King -- Idle lords -- Check -- Checkmate -- Trouble at Meer's -- Mother -- Picnic -- Crown -- No blood -- British -- Day wasted.
Note Special features: Satyajit Ray: selected filmography [text feature]; Original British poster art; Production note [DVD version].
Subject Premacanda, 1881-1936 -- Film adaptations.
Wajid ʻAli Shah, King of Oudh, 1822-1887 -- Drama.
Outram, James, 1803-1863 -- Drama.
East India Company.
East India Company -- Drama.
Chess -- Drama.
Landowners -- India -- Drama.
Chess players -- India -- Drama.
Imperialism -- Drama.
Lucknow (India) -- Drama.
Oudh (Princely State) -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Outram, James, 1803-1863.
Premacanda, 1881-1936.
Wajid ʻAli Shah, King of Oudh, 1822-1887.
East India Company.
Chess players.
Diplomatic relations.
Great Britain.
India -- Lucknow.
India -- Oudh(Princely State)
Genre/Form Feature films.
Feature films -- India.
Historical films.
Historical films -- India.
Comedy films.
Comedy films -- India.
Fiction films.
Foreign films.
Urdu language films.
Motion pictures -- India.
Historical -- Feature.
Comedy -- Feature.
Film adaptations.
DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Ray, Satyajit, 1921-1992. Author of dialog. Screenwriter. Composer. Director.
Zaidi, Shama, 1938- Author of dialog.
Siddique, Javed. Author of dialog.
Jindal, Suresh. Producer.
Kumar, Sanjeev, 1938-1985. Actor.
Jaffrey, Saeed, 1929-2015. Actor.
Azmi, Shabana, 1950- Actor.
Jalal, Farida. Actor.
Veena, 1926-2004. Actor.
David, 1909-1981. Actor.
Banerjee, Victor. Actor.
Shaikh, Farouque. Actor.
Alter, Tom, 1950-2017. Actor.
Khan, Amjad. Actor.
Attenborough, Richard. Actor.
Bachchan, Amitabh, 1942- Narrator.
Premacanda, 1881-1936. Śatarañja ke khilāṛī.
Devki Chitra Productions.
Kino International Corporation.
Added Title Śatarañja ke khilāṛī (Motion picture)
Chess players
Standard No. 738329040826
Music No. K408 Kino on Video
K408DVD Kino on Video