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The Goddess (1960)

Devi (original title)
A young woman is deemed a goddess when her father-in-law, a rich feudal land-lord, has a dream envisioning her as an avatar of Kali.

Director:

Satyajit Ray

Writers:

Prabhat Kumar Mukherjee (story) (as Prabhat Kumar Mukhopadhyay), Satyajit Ray (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sharmila Tagore ... Doyamoyee
Soumitra Chatterjee ... Umaprasad (as Soumitra Chattopadhyay)
Chhabi Biswas ... Kalikinkar Roy
Karuna Bannerjee ... Harasundari (as Karuna Bandyopadhyay)
Purnendu Mukherjee Purnendu Mukherjee ... Taraprasad (as Purnendu Mukhopadhyay)
Arpan Chowdhury Arpan Chowdhury ... Khoka, child (as Shriman Arpan Chowdhury)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anil Bag Anil Bag
Khagesh Chakravarti Khagesh Chakravarti ... Kaviraj
Anil Chatterjee ... Bhudeb (as Anil Chattopadhyay)
Arabinda Kumar Chowdhury Arabinda Kumar Chowdhury
Shanta Devi Shanta Devi ... Sarala
Mohammed Israil Mohammed Israil ... Nibaran
Nagendranath Kabyabyakarantirtha Nagendranath Kabyabyakarantirtha ... Priest
Bholanath Koyal Bholanath Koyal ... (as Bholanath Kayal)
Anil Mitra Anil Mitra
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'Devi' focuses on a young woman who is deemed a goddess when her father-in-law, a rich feudal land-lord, has a dream envisioning her as an avatar of Kali. Written by Anonymous

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His First Film Since The Great "Apu Trilogy"

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Drama

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Quotes

Priest: [singing] We pray to thee, O Goddess, source of all wisdom. We pray to thee, O Goddess, source of all wisdom, source of all security. We seek refuge in thee, our guardian. Namaste.
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Passable
27 September 1999 | by sid-47See all my reviews

The direction is taut, but the plot is thin on the ground, and the ending leaves something to be desired. Best part of the movie is undoubtedly the couple of Shyama sangeets thrown in.


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Country:

India

Language:

Bengali

Release Date:

19 February 1960 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$93,215
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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