A Film by Satyajit Ray
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | Cover | 02:25:45 | 7,31 Gb
Audio: Bengali AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama | Masters of Cinema #27
Set on the Bihar-Bengal border, where Marwari businessmen — a powerful Hindi-dialect community of entrepreneurs much disliked throughout India — and Rajputs of warrior caste (from Rajasthan) have both settled. The central character of Narsingh (Soumitra Chatterjee), is a disillusioned, frequently drunken Rajput reduced in status to an ill-educated taxi driver. Proud and hot-tempered, with a passion for his 1930s Chrysler, Narsingh is offered work transporting tins of ghee for Sukhanram, a shady merchant, and finds himself drawn against his better judgement into trafficking opium. Having failed in everything honest, he has to decide whether or not he will engage in criminal activity to make money.