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Devi, Bengali film, by Satyajit Ray

Devi, translated to mean The Goddess, was created in 1960 in Bengali language, West Bengal, India by Satyajit Ray. This film was based on a short story titled “Devi” by author Prabhat Kumar Mukherjee.

This film is set in the year 1860 in rural Bengal, India. It chronicles the story of Doyamoyee and her husband Umaprasad as they live with his oldest brother, his wife, and rich father, Chhabi Biswas.

Biswas has a dream that Doyamoyee is a reincarnation of Kali, a goddess, and his notions are only furthered when a dying child is placed at her feet, he is cured instantly.

The role of Doyamoyee is played by Sharmila Tagore, Umaprasad was played by Soumitra Chatterjee, and Kalikinkar Roy plays Chhabi Biswas. Other characters portrayed were Bhud Deb by Anil Chatterjee, Khoka by Arpan Chowdhury, Harasundari by Karuna Banerjee, Professor Sarkar by Kali Karkar, and Taraprasad by Purnendu Mukherjee.