Rescheduled to Saturday.. hopefully more convenient for others
For me Personally, watching a Satyajit Ray film makes me feel sad, because it reminds me of how many things are wrong or sad in India.. but probably that's credit to his film making that connects so well emotionally.. I dread seeing this film too, but I find him a very interesting director..especially after seeing 'Days and Nights in the forest' in 2004in London on my first visit to the UK
About 'The Big City'
A woman's place is with her cooking pots: that is the belief of Subrata Mazumdar, a young bank clerk struggling to support his entire extended family on a meagre salary. He's horrified when his wife Arati offers to help by going out to work as a 'salesgirl'.
Satyajit Ray's wonderfully enjoyable portrait of mid-50s Calcutta displays warmth, wit and genuine insight into its large, multi-generational cast of characters, including Arati's conservative old father-in-law, her studious teenage sister-in-law, and her benevolently despotic boss.