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The Hero (1966)

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Genres: Drama
Starring: Uttam Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Bireswar Sen
Director: Satyajit Ray
Plot Synopsis:

In this psychologically rich character study, written and directed by Satyajit Ray, Bengali film star Uttam Kumar draws on his real-world celebrity to play Arindam Mukherjee, a matinee idol on the brink of his first flop. When Mukherjee boards an overnight train to Delhi to accept an award, a journalist (Sharmila Tagore) approaches him seeking an exclusive interview, which initiates a conversation that sends the actor reeling down a path of self-examination. Seamlessly integrating rueful flashbacks and surreal dream sequences with the quietly revelatory stories of the train’s other passengers, The Hero is a graceful meditation on art, fame, and regret from one of world cinema’s most keenly perceptive filmmakers.

  • Technical Specs
    Length:117 Minutes
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.33:1
    Audio Formats:Bengali LPCM Mono
    Special Features:Interview from 2008 with actor Sharmila TagoreNew program featuring film scholar Meheli SenPLUS: An essay by author Pico Iyer and a 1980 tribute to Kumar by Ray