A must-see masterpiece of Indian cinema, Satyajit Ray’s The Big City is a wonderful portrait of 1950s life in Calcutta. The film follows a three-generation middle class family consisting of housewife Arati, her husband Subrata, their children and his parents. When Arati gets a job to help provide for the family, Subrata’s parents react with shame and indignation and Subrata’s initial support of his wife soon turns to jealousy.


One of the most rewarding screen experiences of our time.

Roger Ebert