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Charulata

Charulata

by Satyajit Ray

India

 

Charulata

Director: Satyajit Ray

Script: Satyajit Ray after Rabindranath Tagore's novel Nastaneer

Cinematographer: Subrata Mitra

Editor: Dulal Dutta

Music: Satyajit Ray

Cast: Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Shailen Mukherjee, Shyamal Ghoshal, Gitali Roy

Production: R.D.B Productions

Distribution:
Boomerang Productions
20 rue de la glacière
75013 Paris
France
Tel: 0033 1.43.36.95.00
Fax: 0033 1.47.07.50.12
Mail: boomerangprod@infonie.fr

Year: 1964

35 mm, B & W, 117 min, 
OV Bengali, English with French Subtitles

Calcutta, 1879. Bhupati Dutt, a rich intellectual, is the editor and publisher of « The Sentinel », a political weekly. Absorbed in his work, he tends to neglect Charulata, his young wife he affectionately calls « Charu », who spends her days reading Bengali literature or doing embroidery. Umapada, Charulata’s younger brother and his wife Mandakini, are living in this gorgeous Victorian house. Mandakini is a rather common and boring company. One day, Amal, Bhupati Dutt’s young cousin, comes home. He want to be a writer and encourages Charulata to start writing. Soon they share a deep affection for each other. Without realising it, Charulata falls in love with Amal, while neither her husband, nor Amal himself are aware of it. Umpada runs away with the money for the journal. Bhupati loses grounds for living, « The Sentinel » might stop existing, and Amal is about to leave...

 
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