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264 Ratings

The Goddess


Directed by Satyajit Ray
India, 1960


The life of a woman happily married to the son of an upper-class family in 19th century Bengal is turned upside down when her father-in-law has a vision that she is the Goddess Kali returned to earth. He convinces her to fulfill her role as a living deity and transform her house into a temple.

The Goddess Directed by Satyajit Ray

Critics reviews

Powerful statement about how religion devolves into superstition, and how superstition destroys. Sharmila Tagore’s performance as Dayamoyee, the trapped and suffering “goddess” of the title, is riveting.
December 28, 2018
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