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The Hero

6.9
127
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Original title
Nayak (The Hero)
Year
Running time
120 min.
Country
India India
Director
Screenwriter
Satyajit Ray
Music
Satyajit Ray
Cinematography
Subrata Mitra (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
R.D.Banshal & Co.
Genre
Drama | Journalism. Film In Film. Trains
Synopsis / Plot
famous film actor Arindam (Uttam Kumar), a star of Bengali films, has been invited to the capital to receive a prestigious award. As all the flights are booked, he is forced to travel by a train from Calcutta to New Delhi. He is in a foul mood as the morning's papers are filled with his being involved in an altercation and his latest film is slated to become his first flop. In the restaurant car, he meets Aditi (Sharmila Tagore), a young journalist who edits a serious women's magazines. Filled with contempt for the likes of him, she secretly plans to interview him because she thinks it would make a saleable 'copy'. It soon leads to him pouring out his life history. Aditi takes notes, surreptitiously. Critical of the star, she interrogates him and the star ends up re-examining his life. In a series of conversations with Aditi, he reveals his past and guilt.
Awards
1966: Berlin Film Festival: Special Mention, UNICRIT Award
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