Devi | Theater Critic's Choice | Chicago Reader

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One of Satyajit Ray's greatest early films (1962), full of sensuality and ironic undertones, Devi is sufficiently critical of Hindu superstition that it was originally banned from foreign distribution until Nehru interceded. The plot concerns a wealthy and devout landowner in the 19th century who believes his daughter-in-law (Sharmila Tagore) is the reincarnation of the goddess Kali and convinces her that he's right. With Soumitra Chatterji and Chhabi Biswas. Music Box, Friday through Thursday, November 3 through 9.

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