The Big City [Mahanagar]

N.p. N.p., 1963. Vintage photograph from the set of the 1963 film, showing actors Madhabi Mukherjee and Anil Chatterje, along with crew members, including director Satyajit Ray behind the camera.

Based on the short story “Abataranika” by Narendranath Mitra, about a homemaker who takes a job as a saleswoman to the disapproval of her traditional, conservative family. Considered one of Ray’s best films, and featuring the acting debut, at 15 years old, of future Bollywood star Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan.

10 x 8 inches. Near Fine.

Criterion Collection 668.

[Book #145694]