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1.

Shakespeare Wallah

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The story of two lovers, Lizzie and Sanju, one belongs to an obsolete English travelling theatre group, the other is a rich young Indian playboy. Their sudden, electric, and brief affair provides the pivot for a story about the decline and fall of British power in modern India.
DVD
2004; 1965
Clemons (Stacks)
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Aparājito: The Unvanquished

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Follows the life of the poor Bengali country boy, Apu and his encounter with the school system in Benares and later with the intellectual life at the university in Calcutta.
DVD
2003; 1956
Clemons (Stacks)
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Devi: The Goddess

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Set in India around the 1830s, the story involves the conflict between orthodox and progressive Hindu religions. A young wife in a wealthy Indian household is deified by her father-in-law who has seen her in a dream as the goddess Durga (Kali). The city soon learns of her imposed divinity and she is set up as an idol for worship. She then begins to believe in her immortality and the tension between her duty to the father-in-law's devotion and to her husband's pleas to leave the city soon drive her mad.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
4.

Pather Panchali: Song of the Little Road

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A poor Bengali family survives in a village but wider horizons tempt the father. The protection of family members' reputations, the relationship of the family group to an elderly 'aunt', and first confrontations with death contribute to the early development of the boy Apu. His father's dreams prevail over the objections of his mother so that at the end of the film the family moves to the big city of Benares.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
5.

The Adversary

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A young college graduate in Calcutta is struggling to find a job. He lives in a flat with his younger, employed sister, revolutionary brother and widowed mother. The strain of the situation ultimately causes him to hallucinate.
DVD
2007; 1972
Clemons (Stacks)
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Sīmābaddha

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Set in Calcutta, this film tells the story of an ambitious young sales executive at a British-owned firm whose promotion to a hotly contested seat on the corporate board of directors is jeopardized when the shipment of a big export order must be delayed. He resolves the problem through a deceitful and dangerous ploy which, while winning him the admiration of his boss and assuring him the promotion, loses him the respect he sought from his sister-in-law.
DVD
2004; 1971
Clemons (Stacks)
7.

Abhijan: The Expedition

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Set in the 1930's, Narsingh is a Rajput cab driver down on his luck. He is offered a better job in Bihar, Bengal by a businessman. There he meets an old friend and is attracted to his sister Neeli, a Catholic schoolmistress. All seems well by day, but his boss has him delivering packages at night that contain opium. During these shady dealings, he meets Gulabi, who had been forced into prostitution. Narsingh finds himself in two dilemnas--which woman does he really love and does he want to go straight and be poor or be rich, but corrupt.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
8.

Nayak: The Hero

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Arindam Mukherjee, a successful movie actor, meets a woman on a train journey. He opens up to her, telling her his deepest secrets and how he faces the hollowness of life underneath the veneer of glamor and success. Even though she is a reporter, she decides to respect his privacy and tears up her notes.
DVD
2004; 1966
Clemons (Stacks)
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Shatranj Ke Khilari

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This drama about colonialism and indigenous culture is set in 1856 at the court of Wajid Ali Shah in Lucknow, the capital of Oudh. Features two parallel narratives. The first shows the interminable games of chess played by two hookah-smoking zamindars. The other dramatises the conflict between Wajid Ali Shah and General James Outram who represents Lord Dalhousie's treacherously implemented annexation policies. Wajid Ali is shown as a politically weak figure who surrenders to the British without a fight.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

Tina Kanyā

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"The first story, The Postmaster, is a poignant portrait of an ambitious young man who befriends his young servant without understanding the consequences of his casual generosity. The second story, The Conclusion, is a surprising romance that traces the slapstick courtship of a somber young scholar and the high-spirited young woman he hopes to tame." The third story, Two Daughters, is a "blend of poetic creation that is almost majestic."
DVD
2005; 1961
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

Kanchanjungha

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This film was Satyajit's first original screenplay. It depicts a real time event of 100 minutes on screen, quite ahead of its time. Indranath Choudhuri and his family, a wealthy family of Calcutta's industrial bourgeoisie, are on vacation in Darjeeling, at the foot of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak of the Himalayas, The family members are dominated by the father Choudhuri, who expects all of them to obey his will. Several long walks, embellished by long conversations, sow various seeds of crisis in the family's midst, e.g. a couple breaks up when the younger daughter rejects the staid, respectable engineer her father wants her to marry. Instead, she seems attracted to Asok, a young student of modest means who has the nerve to refuse the job offered to him by Choudhuri.
DVD
2004; 1962
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

Jalasaghara: The Music Room

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A declining nobleman sits in his once-great house, now decaying, reminiscing on his past life and music gatherings as well as the loss of his son and wife. His inability to adapt to and cope with changing times has made him into a recluse. He gives one last party to use up the last of his wealth.
DVD
2004; 1958
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Mahanagar: The Great City

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When financial liabilities force a traditionally-minded, homebound Indian matriarch to seek work downtown as a saleswoman, she comes to appreciate the opportunity to earn her own money and develop an identity of her own.
DVD
2004; 1963
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Charulata

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Set in the 1870s, the wife of a publisher tries to find a way out of her confining domestic situation. When her brother-in-law tries to bring out her artistic leanings, she gladly accepts his help.
DVD
 
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

Teen Kanya =: Two Daughters

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"The first story, The Postmaster, is a poignant portrait of an ambitious young man who befriends his young servant without understanding the consequences of his casual generosity. The second story, The Conclusion, is a surprising romance that traces the slapstick courtship of a somber young scholar and the high-spirited young woman he hopes to tame." The third story, Two Daughters, is a "blend of poetic creation that is almost majestic."
VHS
1997; 1961
Ivy (By Request)
16.

Kapurush: Coward. Mahapurush = the Saint

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Kapurush: Amitabha Roy, a scriptwriter of commercial films, is driving in the country, scouting for locations. When his vehicle breaks down, he is taken in by a tea planter whose wife is Karuna, a woman whom he had formerly loved but whom he was unable or unwilling to take care of. In those days, he was a poor student, uncomfortable with his involvement with this woman from a well-off family; just as she had made up her mind to accept his situation and bravely confront her family's disapproval, he left her. Now that he has become successful on his own, Amitabha would love for Karuna to leave her husband and live with him. He arranges a rendezvous at the train station.; Mahapurush: Birinchi Baba manages to pass himself off as a "sadhu" (sage, holy man) and takes advantage of the credu [...]
DVD
2005; 1965
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Śākhā-Praśākhā

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Film portrays the shock and realization of an honest old man when he discovers that out of his three sons, the two healthy successful ones are corrupt and dishonest while the mentally challenged son epitomizes the upstanding values of his father.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

The Adversary

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DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Shatranj Ke Khilari

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In the kingdom of Awadh, rich landowners Meer and Mirza pour every ounce of passion into a never-ending game of chess. Without thinking of their responsibilities to their families and the political uprising in the kingdom, the two men just keep playing.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Ghare-Baire: The Home and the World

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During the winter of 1907-1908 in Bengal, widespread terrorism is rampant. A beautiful and sheltered woman's love is tested when her husband invites his boyhood friend to stay at their home while organizing a boycott of British goods. Much to her husband's dismay, she not only falls in love with his friend but also joins his quest for political justice.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)