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Mahanagar (The Big City) (Satyajit Ray, India, 1963)

There is nothing obscure or over-stylized about this characteristic work by Mr. Ray. It is another of his beautifully fashioned and emotionally balanced contemplations of change in the thinking, the customs and the manners of the Indian middle-class.
— Bosley Crowther, New York Times

Finding it difficult to make ends meet on her husband's salary alone, a house-wife from a middle-class, conservative family in Calcutta gets a job as a saleswoman and finds that she revels in her new-found freedom. But her independence and burgeoning confidence alarms her traditional family and threatens to throw her life into chaos