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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.
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Title and statement of responsibility from English subtitles.

Based on Nastanirh = The broken nest / by Rabindranath Tagore.

Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 1964.

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.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (32 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
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Criterion Collection,
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[New York, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2013]
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