The Hero

The Hero

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Uttam Kumar plays a famous Bengali movie star who boards a train to travel to an award ceremony. En route he meets a young journalist (Sharmila Tagore) who is unimpressed by his egotism and celebrity but decides to interview him anyway. As a rapport develops between them the film star reveals rather more of his inner self than he intends and is ultimately compelled to re-evaluate his life. One of Ray’s earliest original screenplays, ‘The Hero’ is a beautifully observed and sensitively performed character study, presented here in high definition for the first time in the UK.
Starring Uttam Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Bireswar Sen
Director Satyajit Ray