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Original Title

Shatranj Ke Khilari

Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 129

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Language: bn

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  •  U

  • 1978-05-17

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  • Shatranj Ke Khilari
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Wazed Ali Shah is the ruler of one of the last independent kingdoms of India. The British, intent on controlling this rich country, have sent general Outram on a secret mission to clear the way for an annexation. While pressure is mounting amidst intrigue and political manoeuvres, Ali Shah composes poems and listens to music, secluded in his palace. The court is 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.


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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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