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Nayak ()


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En route to Delhi to receive an award, a Bengali film star reevaluates his success through his fellow passengers, dreams and past experiences.

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Arindam Mukherjee
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Aditi
Bireswar Sen ...
Mukunda Lahiri
Somen Bose ...
Sankar
Nirmal Ghosh ...
Jyoti
Premangshu Bose ...
Biresh
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Promila Chatterjee
Ranjit Sen ...
Haren Bose
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Manorama (Mr. Bose's wife)
Lali Chowdhury ...
Bulbul (Mr. Bose's daughter)
Kamu Mukherjee ...
Pritish Sarkar (as Kamu Mukhopadhyay)
Susmita Mukherjee ...
Molly (Mr. Sarkar's wife) (as Susmita Mukhopadhyay)
Subrata Sensharma ...
Ajoy (as Subrata Sen)
Jamuna Sinha ...
Sefalika (Ajoy's wife)
Hiralal ...
Kamal Misra
Jogesh Chatterjee ...
Aghore, elderly journalist (as Jogesh Chattopadhyay)
Satya Banerjee ...
Swamiji (as Satya Bandyopadhyay)
Gopal Dey ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jayanta Bhattacharya
Dilip Bose
Biren Das
Subinoy Das
Bubu Ganguly
Md. Mansoor
Ashok Mitra
Ranjit Singha

Directed by

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Satyajit Ray

Written by

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Satyajit Ray ... (story)
 
Satyajit Ray ... (screenplay)

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R.D. Bansal ... producer
Sharankumari Bansal ... producer (as Mrs S. Bansal)

Music by

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Satyajit Ray

Cinematography by

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Subrata Mitra ... (photography)

Film Editing by

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Dulal Dutta
Satyajit Ray

Editorial Department

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Samaresh Basu ... assistant editor
Kashinath Bose ... assistant editor (as Kashinath Basu)

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Bansi Chandragupta

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Bansi Chandragupta

Makeup Department

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Ananta Das ... makeup artist
Bhim Naskar ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Anil Choudhury ... production manager
Arun Das ... assistant production manager
Dulal Das ... assistant production manager
Bhanu Ghosh ... production manager
Sudip Majumdar ... assistant production manager

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Subrata Lahiri ... assistant director
Amiya Sanyal ... assistant director
Ramesh Sen ... assistant director

Art Department

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Surath Das ... assistant art director

Sound Department

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Atul Chatterjee ... sound recordist (as Atul Chattopadhyay)
Jyoti Chatterjee ... assistant sound recordist
Biren Ghosh ... assistant sound recordist
Panchugopal Ghosh ... assistant sound recordist
Shyamsundar Ghosh ... re-recording
Mani Mondal ... assistant sound recordist
Edel Mulan ... assistant sound recordist
Anil Nandan ... assistant sound recordist
Nripen Paul ... sound recordist
Bhola Sarkar ... assistant sound recordist
Sujit Sarkar ... sound recordist

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Nur Ali ... assistant camera (as Nur Ali Mondal)
Brajen Das ... lighting
Keshto Das ... lighting
Satish Chandra Haldar ... lighting (as Satish Haldar)
Fatik Mazumdar ... assistant camera
Dukhiram Naskar ... lighting (as Dukhi Naskar)
Anil Pal ... lighting
Durga Raha ... assistant camera
Mangal Singh ... lighting (as Mangal)
Venudhar Vishal ... lighting (as Benu Dhar)

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Shyamsundar Ghosh ... background music recordist

Other crew

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Mohan Chatterjee ... laboratory staff
Tarapada Chowdhury ... laboratory staff
Bimal Dey ... production-in-charge (as Bimal De)
R.B. Mehta ... processing supervisor
Shailesh Mukhopadhyay ... publicist
Abani Roy ... laboratory staff

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Raj Bhatnagar ... acknowledgment (as Shrimati Raj Bhatnagar)
Rabi Roy Chowdhury ... acknowledgment
Aminchand Pyarelal ... acknowledgment (as Aminchand Piyarilal)
Sandip Ray ... acknowledgment
Nilratan Singha ... acknowledgment

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Plot Summary

A matinee idol Arindam Mukherjee (Uttam Kumar) is going by train to collect an acting award. On the train, he is confronted by a journalist Aditi (Sharmila Tagore) who somewhat unwillingly starts to take his interview. Arindam, won over by Aditi's naivete, starts to disclose his past, his fears and his secrets. On a parallel track, a number of sub-plots unfold (involving an advertising executive and his wife, a businessman and his family, a silent swami and a cranky old man) to reveal the hypocrisies and frailties of the society. The film reaches a climax when Arindam, overcome by his guilt, contemplates suicide and is dissuaded by Aditi. The next morning, Aditi who had surreptitiously taken notes of their conversation destroys them - not wanting to reveal Arindam's darkest secrets. When the train reaches its destination, Arindam alights and is surrounded by his fans and is back to his normal star self where there is no place for guilt, confessions and Aditi. Written by Diptakirti Chaudhuri

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Also Known As
  • Nayak: The Hero (World-wide, English title)
  • The Hero (United Kingdom)
  • Le héros (France)
  • Герой (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • The Hero
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  • 120 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Director Satyajit Ray had written the script of this movie considering only Uttam Kumar in the lead role. He had confessed that if Uttam Kumar had refused this movie,he would have abandoned this project altogether. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Autograph (2010). See more »
Quotes Arindam Mukherjee: There's no scope of overacting in front of camera; if you overact a little, then it will magnify tenfold in the camera.
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