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The Goddess (Devi) (1960)

The Goddess
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Sharmila Tagore Sharmila Tagore
Doyamoyee
Chhabi Biswas Chhabi Biswas
Kalikinkar Roy
Karuna Bannerjee Karuna Bannerjee
Harasundari
Purnendu Mukherjee Purnendu Mukherjee
Taraprasad
Arpan Chowdhury Arpan Chowdhury
Khoka, child
Anil Bag Anil Bag
Khagesh Chakravarti Khagesh Chakravarti
Kaviraj


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Prabhat Kumar Mukherjee Prabhat Kumar Mukherjee
story
Satyajit Ray Satyajit Ray
screenplay


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Description: The teen-aged title character Doyamoyee may not be a "goddess" at all, but try telling that to Kalikinkar Roy, her wealthy and influential father. He places Doyamoyee on an pillar for all to see; the townsfolk are at first inclined to go along with Roy's illusion because of his financial status, but soon they've convinced themselves that the girl does indeed have divine powers. The girl's husband Umaprasad wants her to put an end to what he considers nonsense. As a result...well, the results depend on whether you see the film's original ending, or director Satyajit Ray's "rethought" climax, filmed a year or s ... (more)
Release date: 19 February 1960
Tags: Drama (2), MMG (1), 1960s (1), India (1), Foreign Language (1), AE (1), 1960 (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), Bengali Language (1), Relationships (1), Myth/religion (1), Incarnations (1), Illness (1)
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"Actual Title: Devi Plot Summary n 1860 rural Bengal, Doyamoyee (Sharmila Tagore) and her husband Umaprasad (Soumitra Chatterjee) live with Umaprasad's family. His father, Kalikinkar Roy, is a devoted follower of the goddess Kali. Since Umaprasad is away at school, Doyamoyee takes care of her father-in-law. One evening, Kalikinkar has a dream that Doyamoyee is an avatar of Kali and must be worshipped as such. Soon other people too come to believe that she is an incarnation of the goddess. After "


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