Rent The Chess Players (1977)

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1h 55min
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Synopsis:
Set in the kingdom of Oudh during the last days of the Moghul Empire, 'The Chess Players' marked the first time that the legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray worked outside of his native Bengal. The story follows two Indian noblemen (Saeed Jaffrey and Sanjeev Kumar) whose obsession with the game of chess renders them oblivious to the treacherous and historic events happening around them. In one of his finest performances, Richard Attenborough stars as General Outram, the British officer who covertly manoeuvres on behalf of the East India Company to seize control of the region and depose its King.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , , , , Samarth Narain, , , , Khairatilal Lahori, Pradip Shankar, Ashfaq Mirza, Amrit Bhushan Gujral,
Directors:
Narrated By:
Amitabh Bachchan
Writers:
Munshi Premchand, Satyajit Ray
Aka:
Shatranj Ke Khilari
Studio:
Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd.
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Drama
Countries:
India, Classics, Comedy, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/06/2007
Run Time:
115 minutes
Languages:
English, Hindi
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Interviews With Richard Attenborough And Saeed Jaffrey
  • Character And Production Sketches By Ray
  • Ray Biography

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