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Title Charulata / 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
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult FOREIGN DVD  DVD FOREIGN-BEN-C    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Audio-Visual Materials  BEN DVD CHARULATA    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (32 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.).
Series The Criterion collection ; 669
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 669.
System Details DVD; NTSC; Region 1; Dolby Digital mono; 1.33:1 aspect ratio.
Note Title and statement of responsibility from 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 Based on Nastanirh = The broken nest / by Rabindranath Tagore.
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 1964.
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.
Language In Bengali with optional subtitles in English.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Man-woman relationships -- India -- Drama.
Married women -- India -- Drama.
Tagore, Rabindranath, 1861-1941 -- Film adaptations.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Romance films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Feature films -- India.
Foreign language films -- Bengali.
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.
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)
Criterion Collection (Firm) Distributor.
Note Known in Bengali as: Cārulatā
Also known as: Lonely wife
ISBN 9781604657630
Standard No. 715515109215
Music No. CC2300D The Criterion Collection
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