U certificateThe Chess Players is a Film programme that first aired in 1977 and has been classified a U certificate.

The Chess Players is a 3 star programme

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The Chess Players (1977)

Directed by
Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray directs Sanjeev Kumar and Saeed Jaffrey as two 19th-century Indian aristocrats with a dangerous passion for chess. They play every day, regardless of events happening around them. As they concentrate on their game, the British are skilfully manoeuvring towards capturing the king in real life, intent on seizing power. But still the two members of the court compete regardless. A masterful piece that paints a picture of a troubled India weighed down by apathy.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 115 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1977

3/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: India

Filmed in Colour


Sanjeev Kumar...Mirza Sajjad Ali
Saeed Jaffrey...Mir Roshan Ali
Shabana Azmi...Khurshid Mirza's wife
Farida Jalal...Nafisa Mir's wife
David Abraham...Munshi
Victor Banerjee...Prime Minister
Farooq Shaikh...Aqueel
Tom Alter...Capt. Weston
Leela Mishra...Hirya Khurshid's maid
Barry John
Samarth Narain...Kallu
Bhudo Advani...Abbajani
Kamu Mukherjee
Uttamram Nagar