Devi (The Goddess)
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A young woman is deemed a goddess when her father-in-law, a rich feudal landlord, envisions her as the Goddess Kali.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Comparatively baroque and melodramatic in terms of its images and story, it manages to mount a lucid, finally very moving argument against the destructive nature of fanaticism and superstition."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"It's a film that bears all the hallmarks of Ray's best work: gracefulness, exquisite pacing and composition, love for his characters and a deep regard for the power of silence to tell a story."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"Ray shows compassion and insight, telling the story in a subdued but fascinating manner."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A haunting experience, and should have been, coming from afar from a man born to make movies."
‑ , New York Times
"Satyajit Ray's study of the destructive power of superstition is typically compassionate; there are no easy villains. Intelligent and moving."
‑ Philip Kemp, Total Film
"Lacks the enraptured rhythms of The Apu Trilogy, but engrossing all the same."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
"One of Satyajit Ray's greatest early films (1962), full of sensuality and ironic undertones."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Ray's lyrical images reflect on how the fervor of Hinduism can sometimes lead to misplaced worship."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Although the film is farfetched in its subject matter, Ray's extraordinary visual sense and insights take your breath away."
‑ , Film4
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