Film

Charulata

(The Lonely Wife)

Open Doors: Satyajit Ray

India  ·  1964  ·  35 mm  ·  Black and White  ·  117'  ·  o.v. Bengali/English

Restored by the Satyajit Ray Preservation Project at the Academy Film Archive with funding from the The Film Foundation. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.
Screening

Saturday 13 | 8 | 2011, 19:00  ·  GranRex  ·  Sub. English

Content language:

EN

IT

DE

FR

Calcutta, circa 1880. The beautiful Charulata idles her life away in an opulent Victorian mansion, secluded from the outside world. Her husband, Bhupati, an idealistic intellectual, is adoring and supportive. However, he is consumed by the publication of his new political newspaper and is unable to spend time with her. When his younger cousin, Amal, arrives, Bhupati enlists his help to cultivate Charulata’s latent creativity in writing. An increasingly intimate relationship develops between them which in the beginning is based on complicity and writing, but eventually develops into love. Blind to all but his own ideals, Bhupati is left to weather the fate of his business and marriage.

Share


Information

Director

Satyajit Ray

Cast

Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Shailen Mukherjee, Shyamal Ghoshal, Gitali Roy, Bholanath Koyal

Cinematography

Subatra Mitra

Editing

Dulal Dutta

Sound

Anil Chatterjee

Music

Satyajit Ray

Screenplay

Satyajit Ray

Production

R.D.Banshal & Co.


Related biographie(s)