The Big City: Mahanagar the story of a housewife who disconcerts her traditionalist family by getting a job as a saleswoman

The Big City: Mahanagar
Film classification: PG
Duration: 122 mins
Released: 1963
Director: Satyajit Ray
Country of origin: India
Classification: PG

Often found in lists of the Top 50 films of World Cinema, The Big City sees a young housewife takes a job as a saleswoman in defiance of her traditionally-minded husband and family. Her success changes the family dynamic and her own outlook on the role of women in Indian society. Directed by Satyajit Ray, one of India’s greatest, this is a beautiful and humorous film, which still feels as fresh and relevant as ever.

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