Nayak (1966) is another masterpiece made by Satyajit Ray.
Arindam (Uttam Kumar) was a hero of Bengali film. He had not ever faced any flop. To receive an award he needed to go to New Delhi. As the all flight tickets are booked he had no choice but to travel by train. Arindam was in a foul mood as the morning newspaper reviewed his latest film as a flop one which is the very first time in his career.
In train he met Aditi (Sharmila Tagore). Aditi was the editor of a feministic magazine. She made a secret plan to interview Arindam to publish in her magazine. In course of talking with her Arindam revealed his life history and ended up with a reexamining his old guilt and facts.
Shankar da (Somen Bose), the mentor of his acting career wanted that Arindam should come in theatre. But Arindam sold himself out for fame and money to the film and it somehow resulted to Shankar da’s suicide. In his first day’s shoot Arindam was snubbed by Mukunda Lahiri (Bireswar Sen), a famous actor of that time. A few years later, when Arindam got into his stardom, Mukunda lahiri, after many flops, came to him for begging for a small role in any film. Arindam did not miss the chance to take revenge. He refused the old actor.
In the night he was drunk and contemplated suicide. He asked the conductor to fetch Aditi. He began to confess his relation with a married actress while Aditi stopped him.
Aditi realized that Arindam is a very lonely person; he is at the pinnacle of fame though. She decided not to publish his inside to the outside world. She tore the notes she had taken. Train reached to New Delhi. Aditi chose her own way that was far different from Arindam’s; Arindam, though, tried to track her.