Video — 2 videodiscs (135 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (32 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
1. The big city
2. The coward / Janus Films ; The RDB Organization ; R.D. Bansal presents ; screenplay, music, and direction by Satyajit Ray.
Set in mid-1950s Calcutta and directed by Satyajit Ray, this story follows the personal triumphs and frustrations of Arati, who decides, despite the initial protests of her bank-clerk husband, to take a job to help support their family. With remarkable sensitivity and attention to the details of everyday working-class life, Ray gradually builds a powerful human drama that is at once a hopeful morality tale and a commentary on the identity of the contemporary Indian woman.
The Coward: An aspiring screenwriter encounters a former lover when his car breaks down near her home.