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Original Title

शतरंज के खिलाड़ी

Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 129

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Language: hi

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  •  U

  • 1978-05-17

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  • Shatranj Ke Khilari
Content Score: 93

6.9/10 (5 votes)


Shatranj Ke Khiladi (Hindi: शतरंज के खिलाड़ी; The Chess Players) is a 1977 Indian film by Bengali director Satyajit Ray, based on Munshi Premchand's short story of the same name. The film is set in 1856 and shows the life and customs of 19th century India on the eve of the Indian rebellion of 1857. The focus is on events surrounding the British annexation of the Indian State of Awadh (also spelt Oudh), the politics of colonial expansion by the British East India Company and the deluded divisions of Indian monarchs.


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Director: Satyajit Ray
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Richard Attenborough

Richard Attenborough
as General Outram

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan
as Narrator

Sanjeev Kumar

Sanjeev Kumar
as Mirza Sajjad Ali

Saeed Jaffrey

Saeed Jaffrey
as Mir Roshan Ali

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