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Devi (1960)

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Running Time
1 hour, 33 minutes

Country India

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• Devi
• The Goddess

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Genre: Drama, Religion, Society, Disturbing, Suspense, Mental Illness

Plot: India, 1860. Doyamoyee and her husband Umaprasad live with his older brother, sister-in-law and wealthy father, Kalikinkar Roy. an aging widower, Roy is a highly respected feudal landlord and religious devotee of the Hindu goddess, Kali. While Umaprasad is away at college, Doyamoyee tends to her father-in-law's every need. She also spoils her nephew Khoka, with whom she enjoys a tender relationship. But the entire household is turned upside down when the aging Roy has a vision Doyamoyee of as the incarnation of his beloved deity, and insists she be worshiped as such. Then, a dying child is miraculously cured at her feet. News of the healing quickly spreads, and soon the aged, the sick and the poor come from miles away seeking comfort and solace. Once Umaprasad learns of this, he returns home to rescue his bride. But it's too late, for the frightened girl has already become a victim of religious fanaticism.

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 Directed by
Satyajit Ray
Song of the Road, Aparajito, Apur Sansar
 Written by
Satyajit Ray
Tintorettor Jishu, Song of the Road, Aparajito
Chhabi Biswas
Soumitra Chatterjee
Apur Sansar, 15 Park Avenue, Abar Aranye
Sharmila Tagore
Mississippi Masala, Apur Sansar, Mann
Karuna Bannerjee
Song of the Road, Aparajito
Anil Chatterjee
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