Nayak (Nayak: The Hero)
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Nayak (Nayak: The Hero)
Aditi (Sharmila Tagore) is a pretty journalist who interviews the film star Arindam Mukherjee (Uttam Kumar Chatterjee) on a train trip to Delhi, and flashbacks are used to illustrate the main events in the actor's life. After she has completed the interview, Aditi tears up her notes and refuses to use the story that could change the public perception of the popular actor. Satyajit Ray directed and provided the screenplay and music for this feature that was shown at the 1966 Berlin Film Festival. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Satyajit Ray's 1966 feature comes at the tail end of his early realist period, which included most of the films that won him his reputation in the West."
‑ Pat Graham, Chicago Reader
"Without resorting to a cheap sexual encounter, Ray deftly guides the pair through a sensitive restrained relationship that is quite poignant..."
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Mr. Ray, best known for his Apu trilogy, handles the proceedings with formidable deftness marked by a penetrating vision of performers and film-making."
‑ , New York Times
"It chugs along as a long train ride into the past."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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