Mahanagar / The Great City / The Big City (1963), Kapurush / The Coward (1965) DVD9 + DVD5 Criterion Collection
The Mazumdar Family is having a hard time of it. Father Subrata (Anil Chatterjee) works in a bank, but doesn't earn a lot of money. He spends night tutoring and his days worrying if he will have enough money for the next day's household accounts. His long suffering wife Aarti (Madhabi Mukherjee) wants to help, but she has her hands full keeping the various members of the Mazumdar clan content, including her husband's aging parents (Haren Chatterjee, Sefalika Devi), their eldest daughter Bani (Jaya Bhaduri) and their young son Pintu (Prosenjit Sarkar). After much convincing, Subrata agrees to let her try and find a job. Eventually, Aarti is employed as a door-to-door saleswoman for 100 rupees a month. At first, she faces obvious discrimination among those potential customers who believe a woman's place is permanently in the home. But with the help of an English-speaking, Anglo-Indian named Edith (Vicky Redwood), Aarti becomes more confident, leaving her conservative relatives confused over their place in her new, modern life.

DVD9 + DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 02:15:55 | 7.59 Gb + 4.22 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Bengali
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

Director: Satyajit Ray
Cast: Anil Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Jaya Bhaduri
Country: India

• New interview with actor Madhabi Mukherjee
• Satyajit Ray and the Modern Woman, a new interview with Ray scholar Suranjan Ganguly
• Satyajit Ray (1974), a documentary short by B. D. Garga
• The Coward (Kapurush, 1965), a short feature by Ray that also addresses modern female identity and stars Mukherjee and Soumitra Chatterjee (1:09:43)

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