The Big City / Mahanagar (1963) [Criterion Collection, Spine #668]
BDRip 1080p | MKV | AVC, 1436x1080, ~ 3.7 Mbps | 2hr 16mn | 3.97 GB | Bengali: AC3, 1 ch, 448 kbps
BDRip 720p | MKV | AVC, 956x720, ~ 2.5 Mbps | 2hr 16mn | 2.64 GB | Bengali: AC3, 1 ch, 256 kbps
Genre: Drama | Director: Satyajit Ray
The Big City, the great Satyajit Ray’s first portrayal of contemporary life in his native Kolkata, follows the personal triumphs and frustrations of Arati (Madhabi Mukherjee), who decides, despite the initial protests of her bank-clerk husband, to take a job to help support their family. With remarkable sensitivity and attention to the details of everyday working-class life, Ray builds a powerful human drama that is at once a hopeful morality tale and a commentary on the identity of the modern Indian woman.