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Wazed Ali Shah was the ruler of one of the last independent kingdoms of India. The British, intent on controlling this rich country, had sent general Outram on a secret mission to clear the... See more »

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Mirza Sajjad Ali
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Mir Roshan Ali
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Khurshid, Mirza's wife
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Nafisa, Mir's wife
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Queen Mother
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Munshi
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Prime Minister (as Victor Bannerji)
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Aqueel (as Farooque Shaikh)
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Capt. Weston (Outram's aide de camp)
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Hirya, Khurshid's maid
Barry John
Samarth Narain ...
Kallu
Bhudo Advani ...
Abbajani (as Budho Advani)
Kamu Mukherjee ...
(as Kamu Mukherji)
Uttamram Nagar
Khairatilal Lahori
Pradip Shankar
Ashfaq Mirza
Amrit Bhushan Gujral
Ramesh Khosla
Shaik Farid
Madan Sudan
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Wajid Ali Shah
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General Outram
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Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Saswati Sen ...
Dancer
Agha ...
Chuttan Miyan (uncredited)

Directed by

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Satyajit Ray

Written by

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Munshi Premchand ... (story) (as Premchand)
 
Satyajit Ray ... (dialogue)
 
Satyajit Ray ... (screenplay)
 
Javed Siddiqui ... (dialogue) (as Javed Siddiqi)
 
Shama Zaidi ... (dialogue)

Produced by

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Suresh Jindal ... producer

Music by

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Satyajit Ray

Cinematography by

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Soumendu Roy

Film Editing by

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Dulal Dutta

Editorial Department

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Kashinath Bose ... assistant editor

Art Direction by

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Bansi Chandragupta

Makeup Department

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Pradip Bag ... assistant makeup artist
Ananta Das ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Bhanu Ghosh ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Santi Chatterjee ... assistant director (as Santi Kumar Chatterji)
Sandip Ray ... assistant director
Ramesh Sen ... assistant director
Javed Siddiqui ... special assistant director (as Javed Siddiqi)

Art Department

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Ashoke Bose ... associate art director
Kabi Dasgupta ... backdrops

Sound Department

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Arun Chakraborty ... sound assistant (as Arun Chakravarty)
Dulal Das ... sound assistant
Mangesh Desai ... sound re-recordist
Narinder Singh ... sound

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Joseph St. Anne ... associate graphics
Zehra Tyabji ... special effects graphics

Camera and Electrical Department

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Dilip Bannerjee ... assistant camera (as Dilip Bannerji)
Pablo Bartholomew ... still photographer
Purnendu Bose ... assistant camera
Sumantra Ghosal ... still photographer (as Sumantra Ghoshal)
Anil Ghosh ... assistant camera
Nemai Ghosh ... still photographer
Sandip Ray ... still photographer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Haru Das ... wardrobe
Rabab Jaffri ... associate costumer
Sitara Jaffri ... associate costumer
Saba Zaidi ... associate costumer
Shama Zaidi ... costumes

Location Management

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J.N. Srivastava ... location manager

Music Department

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Birju Maharaj ... lyricist: songs
Samir Majumdar ... music recordist
Reba Muhuri ... lyricist: songs

Other crew

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Bolai Addy ... production assistant
Anil Choudhury ... production executive (as Anil Chowdhury)
Uma Da Cunha ... liaison / publicist
Trailokya Das ... production assistant
Ana Maria de Souza ... office manager
Gitanjali ... choreographer
Birju Maharaj ... choreographer
Saswati Sen ... choreographer
Jagdeesh Shetty ... assistant office manager (as Jagdish Shetty)
N.B. Sukhwani ... office manager

Thanks

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H.C. Agarwal ... acknowledgment
Ranjan Bannerji ... acknowledgment
Kartik Basu ... acknowledgment (as Kartik Bose)
Niren Chakravarty ... acknowledgment
Bimal Chatterjee ... acknowledgment (as Birmal Chatterji)
Sudipta Chatterji ... acknowledgment
Vasant Choudhury ... acknowledgment (as Vasant Chowdhury)
Srila Chowdhuri ... acknowledgment
Pamela Cullen ... acknowledgment: London
Gerson Da Cunha ... acknowledgment
Lakshminarayan De ... acknowledgment
Rachana Dutt ... acknowledgment
Yusuf Ferozi ... acknowledgment (as M.D. Yusuf Ferozi)
Ajit K. Ghosh ... acknowledgment
Manmathanath Ghosh ... acknowledgment
Ramen Ghosh ... acknowledgment
Gopa Ghoshal ... acknowledgment
Gen Jacob ... acknowledgment (as Lt. Gen Jacob)
G.C. Jain ... acknowledgment (as Mr. G.C. Jain)
Nawal Kishore Kejriwal ... acknowledgment (as Mr. N.K. Kejriwal)
Ain Rasheed Khan ... acknowledgment (as Ain Rashid Khan)
Mrs. Jahanara Begum Khan ... acknowledgment
Nawab Khan ... acknowledgment (as Nawabu Khan)
Mirza Mandi ... acknowledgment
A.K. Mitra ... acknowledgment
Kiran Kumar Mitter ... acknowledgment
Ranu Mukherjee ... acknowledgment (as Lady Ranu Mukerji)
Bal Mundkur ... acknowledgment
Amritlal Nagar ... acknowledgment
Kunwar Narain ... acknowledgment
Mr. Panwar ... acknowledgment
Mrs. Panwar ... acknowledgment
T.T. Peerkhan ... acknowledgment (as Mr. T.T. Peerkhan)
P.G. Ramachandran ... acknowledgment
Bharat Shashere Rana ... acknowledgment
Bijoya Ray ... acknowledgment
Marie Seton ... acknowledgment
Shrilal Shukla ... acknowledgment
Jagadish Ch. Sinha ... acknowledgment
Subho Tagore ... acknowledgment
Siddheswar Tewari ... acknowledgment
Virendra D. Vyas ... acknowledgment

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Plot Summary

Wazed Ali Shah was the ruler of one of the last independent kingdoms of India. The British, intent on controlling this rich country, had sent general Outram on a secret mission to clear the way for an annexation. While pressure was mounting amidst intrigue and political manoeuvres, Ali Shah composes poems and listens to music, secluded in his palace. The court was of no help, as exemplified by nobles Mir and Mirza, who, ignoring the situation of their country and all their duties towards their families, spend their days playing endless parties of chess. Written by Eduardo Casais

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Also Known As
  • The Chess Players (India, English title)
  • Shatranj Ke Khiladi (India, Hindi title)
  • The Chess Players (World-wide, English title)
  • Les joueurs d'échecs (France)
  • Los jugadores de ajedrez (Spain)
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  • 129 min
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Trivia Satyajit ray's only hindi film. See more »
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