Shatranj Ke Khilari (The Chess Players) (1977), NR
Shatranji Ke Khilari (1977), Creative/Photofest © Creative
- 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm
- Satyajit Ray
In this movie set in 1856, shortly before the first Indian struggle for independence, Wajid Ali Shah is portrayed as an indifferent ruler who composes poems and listens to music, while British general James Outram (Sir Richard Attenborough) arrives on a secret mission to clear the way for the British. Meanwhile, two noblemen obsessively play endless games of chess, ignoring the situation that unfolds around them. The film is based on the short story Shatranj Ke Khilari by Premchand, published in Hindi and Urdu in 1924.
In Hindi/Urdu and English with English subtitles.
- Free with admission
Tours & Talks:
During the 19th century, art schools opened in India with the aim of training new generations of craftsmen to preserve traditional forms of craft while revitalizing them to appeal to the tastes of new customers in India and abroad. Explore the products of these schools in the exhibition In Search of New Markets: Craft Traditions in Nineteenth-Century India. MORE INFO