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The Chess Players

ComedyDrama19772h 9m
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#33036 Ranked Movie
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The Chess Players

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Comedy Drama 19772h 9mOn: Mubi Tags: Adaptation Video Games Country: India

It is the year 1856. Nawab Wajid Ali Shah is the king of Awadh, one of the last independent kingdoms of India. The British colonialists, intent on controlling this rich land, have sent general Outram on a secret mission to clear the way for an annexation. Pressure is mounting amidst intrigue and political manoeuvres, but the Nawab whiles away his time in pursuit of pleasure and religious practice. The court is of no help either—Court nobles Mir and Mirza, ignoring the situation of their country and all their duties towards their families, spend their days playing endless games of chess. The film is based on Munshi Premchand's short story of the same name.The Chess Players featuring Sanjeev Kumar and Saeed Jaffrey is streaming with subscription on MUBI, available for rent or purchase on iTunes, available for rent or purchase on Google Play, and 1 other. It's a comedy and drama movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.5 (3,618 votes).

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Satyajit Ray


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Available to stream on a subscription service (Mubi).

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Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play, and YouTube).

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#33,036 Ranked Movie

#74 Ranked in Movies on Mubi

#316 Ranked in Video Games Movies

#8136 Ranked in Comedy Movies

The Chess Players has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.5 (3,618 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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