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The Chess Players (Shatranj Ke Khilari) (1977)

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Sanjeev Kumar Sanjeev Kumar
Mirza Sajjad Ali
Saeed Jaffrey Saeed Jaffrey
Mir Roshan Ali
Shabana Azmi Shabana Azmi
Khurshid, Mirza's wife
Farida Jalal Farida Jalal
Nafisa, Mir's wife
Veena Veena
Queen Mother
David Abraham David Abraham
Victor Banerjee Victor Banerjee
Prime Minister
Farooq Shaikh Farooq Shaikh

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Munshi Premchand Munshi Premchand
story (as Premchand)
Satyajit Ray Satyajit Ray


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Description: Shatranj Ke Khilari (The Chess Players) is a 1977 Indian film by Bengali director Satyajit Ray, based on Munshi Premchand's short story of the same name. Amjad Khan plays the role of Wajid Ali Shah, King of Awadh, and Richard Attenborough plays the role of General James Outram. The film also features the actors Sanjeev Kumar, Saeed Jaffrey, Shabana Azmi, David Abraham and Tom Alter. Unlike most of Ray's films, the dialogue in the film is in Urdu and Hindi. There is little dialogue but the fastidious research and sophisticated portrayal of clashing cultures earned acclaim from both film critics and historians of the period. The ... (more)
Release date: 3 October 1977
Tags: Period (2), War (1), India (1), Indian (1), Hindi (1), Pre Independence (1), Locknow (1), Nawab (1), Chess Players (1), East India Company (1)
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