The hero = Nayak
- DVD FOREIGN (CEN)
DVD special edition.
In Bengali, with English subtitles.
Uttam Kumar, Sharmila Tagore.
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 
1 videodisc (117 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (27 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
In this psychologically rich character study, written and directed by Satyajit Ray, Bengali film star Uttam Kumar draws on his real-world celebrity to play Arindam Mukherjee, a matinee idol on the brink of his first flop. When Mukherjee boards an overnight train to Delhi to accept an award, a journalist approaches him seeking an exclusive interview, which initiates a conversation that sends the actor reeling down a path of self-examination. Seamlessly integrating rueful flashbacks and surreal dream sequences with the quietly revelatory stories of the train's other passengers, The Hero is a graceful meditation on art, fame, and regret from one of world cinema's most keenly perceptive filmmakers.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1966.
Special features: New, restored 2K digital transfer ; new program featuring an interview from 2008 with actor Sharmila Tagore ; new program featuring film scholar Meheli Sen ; new English subtitle translation.