The Chess Players

The Chess Players

Synopsis

Set in the kingdom of Oudh during the last days of the Moghul Empire, The Chess Players marked the first time that the Satyajit Ray worked outside of his native Bengal. The story follows two Indian noblemen (Saeed Jaffrey and Sanjeev Kumar) whose obsession with the game renders them oblivious to the treacherous and historic events happening around them. One of Ray's most ambitious and expensive productions, The Chess Players is a masterful and visually stunning historical drama.

Technical Specs

Director: Satyajit Ray
Year: 1977
Country: India
Language: Hindi | Urdu | English
Duration: 129 min
Colour: Colour
Alternate Title: Shatranj Ke Khilari