Actor : Bharati Devi, Jamuna Sinha, Kamu Mukherjee, Lali Chowdhury, Nirmal Ghosh
Director: Satyajit Ray
Studio: Criterion Collection
Length: 117 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
Format: Black & White, Full Screen, NTSC, Restored, Special Edition, Subtitled
In this psychologically rich character study, written and directed by Satyajit Ray, Bengali film star Uttam Kumar draws on his real-world celebrity to play Arindam Mukherjee, a matinee idol on the brink of his first flop. When Mukherjee boards an overnight train to Delhi to accept an award, a journalist (Sharmila Tagore) approaches him seeking an exclusive interview, which initiates a conversation that sends the actor reeling down a path of self-examination. Seamlessly integrating rueful flashbacks and surreal dream sequences with the quietly revelatory stories of the train s other passengers, The Hero is a graceful meditation on art, fame, and regret from one of world cinema s most keenly perceptive filmmakers.