The Chess Players (1977)
Movie: The Chess Players
- Director: Satyajit Ray
- Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Saeed Jaffrey, Shabana Azmi, Farida Jalal, Veena, David Abraham, Victor Banerjee, Farooq Shaikh, Tom Alter, Leela Mishra, Barry John, Samarth Narain, Bhudo Advani, Kamu Mukherjee, Uttamram Nagar
- Release Date: October 03, 1977
- Run Time: 129 min
- Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Wazed Ali Shah is the ruler of one of the last independent kingdoms of India. The British, intent on controlling this rich country, have sent general Outram on a secret mission to clear the way for an annexation. While pressure is mounting amidst intrigue and political manoeuvres, Ali Shah composes poems and listens to music, secluded in his palace. The court is of no help, as exemplified by nobles Mir and Mirza, who, ignoring the situation of their country and all their duties towards their families, spend their days playing endless parties of chess.