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The Chess Players


Based on a story by Munshi Premchand, and much influenced by [[Performer~P107195~Vsevolod Pudovkin~vsevolodpudovkin]]'s 1925 film [[Feature~V124423~Chess Fever,~shakhmatnayagoryachka]] this satirical film by noted Indian director [[Performer~P107687~Satyajit Ray~satyajitray]] is set in colonial India in 1856. The British Resident of the East India Company ([[Performer~P80152~Richard Attenborough~richardattenborough]]) has observed that the monarch of Lucknow, which is in his trading region, seems to be...more


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