The Big City

Subrata Mazumdar (Anil Chatterjee), a young bank clerk struggling to support his entire extended family on a meagre salary, is horrified when his wife Arati (Madhabi Mukherjee) dares to challenge his cherished belief that a woman’s place is with her cooking pots. Arati not only takes a job but proves a huge success in the workplace, relishing her new-found independence and thoroughly upsetting the family dynamic.

Wonderfully enjoyable with the scope and density of a richly absorbing novel and with an extraordinary ‘woman-centred’ screenplay.

Dir: Satyajit Ray: India 1963 (135 mins)

Event information


30 Apr 2024


1:00 pm


Arts Picturehouse Cambridge