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  • TBC
  • Drama, Romance
  • 1964
  • 117 mins




India in the 1880s. Chatterjee is the neglected wife of a newspaper proprietor. She seeks the company of her writer brother-in-law for companionship, and soon their feelings risk turning into something more than just friendship. Masterfully told by Satyajit Ray - infuriatingly slow to some, exquisitely exciting to others - the story is in turns profoundly moving as well as surprisingly fresh and witty.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Sailen Mukherjee, Gitali Roy, Madhabi Mukherjee, Syamal Ghosal, Soumitra Chatterjee, Bholanath Koyal
  • Director: Satyajit Ray
  • Writer: Satyajit Ray
  • Producer: RD Bansal
  • Photographer: Subrata Mitra

In a nutshell

Comparable to a film by Eric Rohmer or a play by Anton Chekov, Charulata is the work of one of cinema's great humanists with no small cinematic skill to boot.

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