Devi

Satyajit Ray Productions

DVD - 2021

Master filmmaker Satyajit Ray explores the conflict between fanaticism and free will in Devi (The Goddess), issuing a subversively modern challenge to religious orthodoxy and patriarchal power structures. In the waning days of mid-nineteenth-century India's feudal system, after his son leaves for Kolkata to complete his studies, a wealthy rural landowner is seized by the notion that his beloved daughter-in-law (a hauntingly sad-eyed Sharmila Tagore) is the reincarnation of the goddess Kali ...a delusion that proves devastating to the young woman and those around her. The opulently stylized compositions and the chiaroscuro lighting by cinematographer Subrata Mitra heighten the entrancing expressionistic intensity of this domestic tragedy, making for an experience that is both sublime and shattering.

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Series
Criterion collection ; 1102.
Subjects
Genres
Feature films
Fiction films
Historical films
Romance fiction
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Published
[Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection [2021]
Edition
DVD special edition ; DVD edition
Language
Bengali
English
Item Description
Based on the story by Prabhat Kumar Mukhopadhyay. Also based on an idea aby Rabindranath Tagore.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1960.
Full screen.
Special features: New program featuring interviews with Sharmila Tagore and Soumitra Chatterjee recorded in 2013; new video essay by Meheli Sen.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Format
DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.37:1); mono.
Production Credits
Cinematography, Subrata Mitra ; editor, Dulal Dutta ; music, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.
ISBN
9781681438894
Corporate Author
Satyajit Ray Productions (production company)
Other Authors
Satyajit Ray, 1921-1992 (film director), Sharmila Tagore (actor), Saumitra Caṭṭopādhyāẏa, 1935-2020 (-), Sachindranath Biswas, 1900-1962 (creator), Karuna Bannerjee, Prabhātakumāra Mukhopādhyāẏa, 1892-1985, Rabindranath Tagore, 1861-1941