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Title Charulata [videorecording] / the RDB Organization ; produced by R.D. Bansal ; screenplay, music, and direction by Satyajit Ray.

Imprint [New York, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    Ben CHA    Staff Reported Missing
Description 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (32 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Series The Criterion collection ; 669
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 669.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1964.
Based on Nastanirh = The broken nest / by Rabindranath Tagore.
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.
Summary 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.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Bengali dialogue, subtitles in English.
Subject Man-woman relationships -- India -- Drama.
Married women -- India -- Drama.
Genre/Form Motion pictures, Indic.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Romance films.
Film adaptations.
Added Author Bansal, R. D., film producer.
Ray, Satyajit, 1921-1992, screenwriter, composer (expression), film director.
Caṭṭopādhyāẏa, Saumitra, 1935- actor.
Mukhopādhyāẏa, Mādhabī, 1943- actor.
Mukherjee, Sailen actor.
Ghosal, Shyamal, actor.
Roy, Gitali, actor.
Sena, Subrata, 1963- actor.
Ghosh, Bankim, actor.
Mitra, Subrata, 1930-2001, director of photography.
Chandragupta, Bansi, production designer.
Dutta, Dulal, editor of moving image work.
Rammohun Roy, Raja,, lyricist.
Tagore, Rabindranath, 1861-1941, lyricist.
Tansen,, lyricist.
Bawra, Baiju, 1542-1613,, lyricist.
Tagore, Rabindranath, 1861-1941. Nashṭanīṛa.
Biśvāsa, Maināka, interviewee (expression)
Chaudhuri, Supriya, interviewee (expression)
Bachmann, Gideon, interviewee (expression)
Kemp, Philip, writer of added text.
Robinson, Andrew, 1957- interviewer (expression)
RDB Organization (Firm) Producer.
Criterion Collection (Firm) Distributor.
ISBN 9781604657630
Standard No. 715515109215
Music No. CC2300D The Criterion Collection

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