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

Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Pacific Park Library DVD    Ben CHA    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library DVD.
Edition Blu-ray special ed.
Description 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (32 pages : illustrations ; 16 cm).
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Series The Criterion collection ; 669
Criterion collection ; 669.
System Details Blu-ray disc, region A, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; monaural; requires Blu-ray player.
This is a Blu-ray disc made for Blu-ray disc players and will not play in standard DVD players.
Language Bengali dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Cast Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Shailen Mukherjee, Shyamal Ghosal, Gitali Roy, Subrata Sen, Bankim Ghosh.
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.
Note Title and statement of responsibility from English subtitles.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1964.
Based on Nastanirh = The broken nest / by Rabindranath Tagore.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
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.
Note 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.
Subject Married women -- India -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- India -- Drama.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- India -- Drama.
Genre/Form Romance films.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Added Author Ray, Satyajit, 1921-1992, screenwriter, composer (expression), film director.
Bansal, R. D., film producer.
Caṭṭopādhyāẏa, Saumitra, 1935-2020, 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, 1772?-1833, lyricist.
Tagore, Rabindranath, 1861-1941, lyricist.
Tansen, -1589, lyricist.
Bawra, Baiju, 1542-1613, lyricist.
Biśvāsa, Maināka, interviewee (expression)
Chaudhuri, Supriya, interviewee (expression)
Bachmann, Gideon, interviewee (expression)
Kemp, Philip, writer of added text.
Robinson, Andrew, 1957- interviewer (expression)
Motion picture adaptation of (work) Tagore, Rabindranath, 1861-1941. Nashṭanīṛa.
RDB Organization (Firm) Producer.
Criterion Collection (Firm) Distributor.
Note Known in Bengali as: Cārulatā
Also known as: Lonely wife
ISBN 9781604657623
Standard No. 715515109116
Music No. CC2299BD The Criterion Collection

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