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Charulata

Author: Satyajit RayR D BansalSaumitra CaṭṭopādhyāẏaMadhabi MukherjeeSailen MukherjeeAll authors
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2013]
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 669.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : BengaliView all editions and formats
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Set in late 19th-century, pre-independence India, this film is about a woman's artistic and romantic yearning. It is about the lonely wife of a workaholic newspaper editor, Charulata, whose beautiful face masks a burning creativity. When her husband's poet cousin comes to stay with them, Charulata finds herself both inspired by him creatively and dangerously drawn to him physically. A delicate tale of a marriage in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Romance films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Feature films
Foreign language films
Drama
Named Person: Rabindranath Tagore; Rabindranath Tagore
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Satyajit Ray; R D Bansal; Saumitra Caṭṭopādhyāẏa; Madhabi Mukherjee; Sailen Mukherjee; Shyamal Ghosal; Gitali Roy; Subrata Sena; Bankim Ghosh; Subrata Mitra; Bansi Chandragupta; Dulal Dutta; Rammohun Roy, Raja; Rabindranath Tagore; Tansen; Baiju Bawra; Maināka Biśvāsa; Supriya Chaudhuri; Gideon Bachmann; Philip Kemp; Andrew Robinson; RDB Organization (Firm),; Criterion Collection (Firm),
ISBN: 9781604657630 1604657634
OCLC Number: 851100322
Language Note: In Bengali with optional subtitles in English.
Notes: Title and statement of responsibility from English subtitles.
Based on Nastanirh = The broken nest / by Rabindranath Tagore.
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 1964.
Special features: Interviews with the actors (Madhabi Mukherjee and Soumitra Chatterjee); Adapting Tagore (a new interview program, film scholar Moinak Biswas and Bengali cultural historian Supriya Chaudhuri discuss Satyajit Ray's controversial adaptation); Satyajit Ray on progress (archival audio interview with director Satyajit Ray by film journalist Gideon Bachmann). Booklet features essay by critic Philip Kemp and an interview with Ray by his biographer Andrew Robinson.
Credits: Cinematography by Subrata Mitra ; production design by Bansi Chandragupta ; edited by Dulal Dutta ; songs, Raja Rammohan Roy, Rabindranath Tagore, Tansen, Baiju Bawra, Joydeb, Nidhubabu.
Cast: Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Shailen Mukherjee, Shyamal Ghosal, Gitali Roy, Subrata Sen, Bankim Ghosh.
Description: 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (32 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD; NTSC; Region 1; Dolby Digital mono; 1.33:1 aspect ratio.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 669.
Other Titles: Cārulatā
Lonely wife
Responsibility: the RDB Organization ; produced by R.D. Bansal ; screenplay, music, and direction by Satyajit Ray.

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Set in late 19th-century, pre-independence India, this film is about a woman's artistic and romantic yearning. It is about the lonely wife of a workaholic newspaper editor, Charulata, whose beautiful face masks a burning creativity. When her husband's poet cousin comes to stay with them, Charulata finds herself both inspired by him creatively and dangerously drawn to him physically. A delicate tale of a marriage in jeopardy and a woman taking the first steps toward establishing her own voice.

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