Nayak (Nayak: The Hero)
Nayak (Nayak: The Hero) (1974)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 6, 2007
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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader

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.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Without resorting to a cheap sexual encounter, Ray deftly guides the pair through a sensitive restrained relationship that is quite poignant...

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New York Times

Mr. Ray, best known for his Apu trilogy, handles the proceedings with formidable deftness marked by a penetrating vision of performers and film-making.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It chugs along as a long train ride into the past.

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Anthony Lawrie
In Nayak, Satyajit Ray explores the perils of success and being true to ones self through the journey (and an actual journey) of an actor. There is an… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Nayak," Arindam Mukherjee(Uttam Kumar), a famous movie star, travels on a train to Delhi to accept an award, two days after… More
Emily B.
A classic Satyajit Ray film. It's criminal that his films are not more readily avaliable. The story is a simple tale of a matinee idol, played by real life… More