Devi (1960) is considered Indian director Satyajit Ray's masterpieces. I first became aware of this film through an adulatory review from Pauline Kael in one of her film review collections. It is based on a short story set in late 19th century India and tells the tale of a woman who was falsely declared a goddess. The women in question is Daya (16 year old Sharmila Tagore in her first film), who is married to Umaprasad (Soumitra Chatterjee) and live with his father, a devoted follower of the goddess Kali. He has a dream in which he sees Daya as the avatar of the goddess and their world is turned upside down after a child miraculously recovers after visiting Daya. It is a cautionary tale about the dangers of superstition. There are some remarkable formalist elements in the film production such as the exotic Indian music that accompanies on the soundtrack as well as interesting tracking shots, exquisitely framed compositions throughout. This reminds me that I need to go back and finish seeing the last two films of Ray's Apu Trilogy as well.