The Movie: Story of two passionate chess players of Indian Kingdom Awadh – whose capital is
Scenes with Amjad Khan as Nawab are too good – I never knew he was such a good actor – even his prime minister played by Victor Banerjee was too good in a short role. Richard Attenbrough as General James Outram is too good and Tom Alter as Capt. Weston (Outram's aide de camp) is fantastic – the way they communicate in English and Hindi is too good. One of the best part of the movie is its narration done by Amitabh Bachchan – I read on wiki that Satyajit Ray was too impressed by him but couldn’t find a role doing justice with him hence end up taking him as a narrator and I guess it works big time in the movie. It was quite a surprise for us to see rather hear him narrate the story. It’s a damn good watch for all Satyajit Ray fans – we enjoyed it thoroughly.