The Chess Players Trailer

The Chess Players Trailer (1977)

02 October 1977 Drama, Foreign 129 mins

Shatranj Ke Khiladi (Hindi: शतरंज के खिलाड़ी; The Chess Players) is a 1977 Indian film by Bengali director Satyajit Ray, based on Munshi Premchand's short story of the same name. The film is set in 1856 and shows the life and customs of 19th century India on the eve of the Indian rebellion of 1857. The focus is on events surrounding the British annexation of the Indian State of Awadh (also spelt Oudh), the politics of colonial expansion by the British East India Company and the deluded divisions of Indian monarchs.

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Cast

Richard Attenborough

as General Outram

Amitabh Bachchan

as Narrator

Sanjeev Kumar

as Mirza Sajjad Ali

Saeed Jaffrey

as Mir Roshan Ali

Shabana Azmi

as Khurshid

Farida Jalal

as Nafisa

International Titles

Shatranj Ke Khilari Trailer

International Releases Dates

India 02 October 1977

United States 17 May 1978

Production Companies

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