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Charu lives a lonely and idle life in 1870s India. Although her husband devotes more time to his newspaper than to their marriage, he sees her loneliness and asks his brother-in-law, Amal, a would-be writer to keep her company (imdb)

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1. Criterion Collection (public: moderated by caffe - 125 stars)
2. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2008 revision) (public: moderated by Scottathon - 34 stars)
3. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2010 revision) (public: moderated by MMAlpha - 29 stars)
4. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2014 revision) (public: moderated by Jehan - 26 stars)
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6. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2012 revision) (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 23 stars)
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9. They Shoot Pictures' Recommended Viewing (public: moderated by Cinephile - 15 stars)
10. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2013 revision) (public: moderated by rant1229 - 15 stars)
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Apr 14 myriadVoles
60 17%
Apr 10 mate_cosido
65 39%
Mar 26 dabears
40 14%
Mar 17 tarr
90 92%
Mar 12 RavynLoony RavynLoony
100 99%
Feb 06 kennkoon kennkoon
65 45%
Jan 04 vitruvian vitruvian
95 93%
Dec 29, 2017 kritikos kritikos
90 85%
Dec 22, 2017 intheboolite
75 77%
Dec 08, 2017 kendell kendell
99 99%
Dec 03, 2017 pleione pleione
95 97%
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60 49%
Nov 25, 2017 rojatume
76 54%
Nov 23, 2017 njm1211
98 88%
Oct 29, 2017 crazythinker
1 0%
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6 51%
Sep 29, 2017 Kadir17
90 63%
Sep 22, 2017 LordCouture
70 72%
Sep 20, 2017 Darren Darren
95 95%
That scene on the swing. Come on now.
Sep 19, 2017 Seethruskin Seethruskin
6 94%
Damn
Sep 06, 2017 mb9607
80 %
Sep 02, 2017 theWatcher
78 86%
Aug 21, 2017 izwt936g
99 96%
Aug 18, 2017 EveAngel
70 58%
Aug 04, 2017 DeadFox DeadFox
87 83%
Jul 09, 2017 fabiovisnadi fabiovisnadi
87 56%
Jun 01, 2017 Yiannos Yiannos
68 58%
A sensitive portrait of a lonely housewife starved of affection, Charulata is an exceptionally well crafted movie by Ray who knows exactly where to place the camera and when to move it at all times, like a sixth sense. Madhabi Mukherjee is exquisite as Charu, building her performance through a collection of subtle gestures and glances yielding a powerful cumulative effect that leaves a lasting impression. Charulata belongs to her, but it's a magnificent turn trapped in a vaguely engaging film.
May 28, 2017 wetwillies wetwillies
95 89%
Viewed May 27, 2017.
Apr 19, 2017 Andras
75 45%
Apr 14, 2017 undinum undinum
100 98%
Apr 09, 2017 ICMforum
100 78%
Mar 23, 2017 Metropolitan Metropolitan
85 85%
Mar 18, 2017 Phil_Clowns Phil Clowns
76 72%
Mar 09, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
76 95%
Jan 19, 2017 Buff
20 1%
Jan 04, 2017 Stanley Stanley
82 73%
Nov 18, 2016 Ronin22
83 99%
Oct 15, 2016 blanketstate
8 52%
Oct 10, 2016 TheMarkle
40 2%
Sep 24, 2016 Asm_Nabil Asm Nabil
85 80%
Sep 19, 2016 mixjuice
87 89%
Aug 29, 2016 invention
3 60%
Jul 11, 2016 MmeRouge MmeRouge
95 84%
Jul 09, 2016 pl_
60 18%
Jul 01, 2016 tommy_leazaq
54 42%
Jun 30, 2016 bal3x bal3x
80 89%
Jun 11, 2016 andreyevic
89 89%
Jun 08, 2016 schedrevka
89 78%
Jun 04, 2016 letterboxdvo letterboxdvo
41 95%
Apr 25, 2016 twijfel twijfel
68 58%
Apr 08, 2016 katatonic katatonic
95 89%
Mar 22, 2016 matty5190 matty5190
90 90%
Mar 07, 2016 ericdupont ericdupont
95 95%
Mar 05, 2016 M-B-M
9 98%
Mar 02, 2016 FrancoZero FrancoZero
18 95%
Jan 26, 2016 kennardjon
88 93%
Jan 12, 2016 BigEvil Nathan S
5 94%
On repression and longing - marital, professional, and cultural - painted with delicate strokes where other filmmakers might deploy histrionics. It is subtle, complex, and ambiguously resolved. Even when his characters are privileged, Ray's films remain about essential human experiences.
Jan 02, 2016 exitexitquit
89 94%
Dec 29, 2015 strangelime
100 98%
Dec 15, 2015 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
44 98%
Dec 15, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
74 83%
Dec 12, 2015 LuxNatalis LuxNatalis
84 94%
Dec 07, 2015 Llanirev Llanirev
50 6%
Nov 27, 2015 coroner
90 90%
Nov 18, 2015 Lonewolf2003
82 84%
Nov 17, 2015 rTrueFilm r/TrueFilm
100 92%
Nov 11, 2015 maksler maksler
70 35%
Oct 12, 2015 Niska Niska
63 97%
Sep 16, 2015 thirdeye42
89 97%
Aug 28, 2015 Funkypanda11
95 64%
Aug 23, 2015 Pharley Pharley
4 35%
Jul 25, 2015 atimetolive
5 82%
Jul 18, 2015 devil
80 83%
Jun 18, 2015 russalka russalka
89 85%
May 18, 2015 zetes
70 39%
May 18, 2015 katsuben
5 86%
Apr 25, 2015 Lilarcor Lilarcor
85 80%
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
100 95%
Apr 22, 2015 rafaelbastos rafaelbastos
90 79%
Mar 28, 2015 panchovilla
86 82%
Mar 20, 2015 ArloJWiley
90 70%
Mar 18, 2015 10kfilms
100 97%
Feb 28, 2015 CHOICECOD CHOICECOD
82 70%
Feb 01, 2015 ofillon
85 93%
Jan 29, 2015 LosWochos
87 52%
Jan 26, 2015 sodr2 sodr2
78 66%
Jan 18, 2015 petcor80
80 59%
Jan 15, 2015 metaller
80 66%
Dec 14, 2014 allisoncm allisoncm
60 35%
Nov 29, 2014 Sduck25
30 87%
Nov 20, 2014 gargantua gargantua
85 91%
Nov 19, 2014 nmdrodrigues
80 88%
Nov 10, 2014 Tiago_Vieira Tiago Vieira
95 96%
Nov 09, 2014 Elisheva Elisheva
74 23%
Oct 12, 2014 PatsLondon Pats_London
89 88%
Oct 11, 2014 telbis telbis
90 93%
Oct 10, 2014 meliorism meliorism
90 90%
Oct 04, 2014 Oliveira Oliveira
92 94%
Sep 26, 2014 themadelf66 themadelf66
82 78%
Aug 27, 2014 toro913
77 83%
Aug 07, 2014 Adam_P_D Adam P-D
50 53%
Aug 03, 2014 jackinthebox jackinthebox
80 78%
Jul 03, 2014 MrsEmmaPeel MrsEmmaPeel
85 79%
Jun 03, 2014 cayh
70 46%
Jun 01, 2014 themagician
70 27%
May 18, 2014 ColonelTigh
90 42%
May 16, 2014 peekingpanda peekingpanda
80 94%
Apr 24, 2014 micmac_ii micmac
86 94%
Apr 24, 2014 mazlumhalime mazlum
82 73%
Apr 10, 2014 hlime
75 22%
Mar 26, 2014 Sane
74 64%
Mar 18, 2014 JungleJulia Jungle_Julia
73 72%
Mar 18, 2014 chineyman chineyman
75 73%
Mar 14, 2014 badjuice bad_juice
70 91%
Feb 15, 2014 ntnvnv ntnvnv
95 98%
Feb 13, 2014 robixsmash
80 73%
Feb 12, 2014 felixm85
90 85%
Jan 17, 2014 sawyer
62 63%
Jan 17, 2014 lisa_ii lisa-
50 87%
a change of pace for ray, or at least my experience with him so far, in moving from the very poor world of apu to the very rich one of charu. this film is almost as much about the writing process as it is a 'lonely wife' or a 'broken home'. it's subtle and complex. nevertheless, and for whatever reason, this didn't quite have the emotional impact for me as did pather panchali.
Jan 10, 2014 MMAlpha MMAlpha
80 66%
Jan 04, 2014 ar656
99 98%
Dec 21, 2013 outlandish outlandish
80 84%
Dec 12, 2013 heath_cliff
100 98%
Dec 03, 2013 jos21
75 88%
Dec 01, 2013 joachimt joachimt
90 96%
Nov 27, 2013 HVM
80 71%
Nov 26, 2013 sam1203
91 80%
Nov 18, 2013 Ibetolis1 Ibetolis1
90 88%
Oct 26, 2013 MA M_A
90 95%
Oct 26, 2013 IDYmilkshake IDYmilkshake
90 94%
Oct 26, 2013 Warren Warren
93 97%
An elegant and sensuous melodrama about creativity, marriage, yearning and loyalty. The photography is remarkable, whether Ray's camera is gliding gracefully throughout the house or lingering on his actors' faces. The performances are excellent, especially Madhabi Mukherjee, who really brings the proud yet vulnerable Charulata to vivid life. This is another textured and gorgeous film from a master.
Oct 23, 2013 Communicants Communicants
90 96%
Oct 03, 2013 TalkShowH finkly
70 69%
Sep 30, 2013 popolinka Thegoodboy
77 84%
Sep 27, 2013 WBadger WBadger
96 96%
Sep 16, 2013 Limdebois Limdebois
90 92%
Sep 02, 2013 GrimsChild GrimsChild
40 37%
Aug 26, 2013 Kilgore
80 87%
Aug 22, 2013 dissolve
9 92%
Aug 17, 2013 Rey
85 84%
É lindo o filme, especial pela capacidade do diretor de mudar os rumos do filme sem palavra, só pelos olhares e gestos do personagens. Apesar da situação "abandonada" de Charu, é fantástico que seu marido não seja retratado como um vilão, mas sim como um homem apaixonado incapaz de fornecer o que sua mulher precisa. É um quadro preciso e tocante da posição feminina na sociedade hindu do século XIX. Charu representa a tensão da transição da mulher passiva para a ativa.
Aug 16, 2013 batui
75 67%
Aug 15, 2013 Kerc Kerc
19 40%
Aug 15, 2013 netsirhc
8 87%
Aug 14, 2013 NRM02
57 52%
Aug 08, 2013 Barkinson
50 39%
Jul 27, 2013 acrolyne acrolyne
70 33%
Jul 21, 2013 jonnykungfu
90 93%
Jun 27, 2013 mallamp
60 20%
May 28, 2013 Toke Za
100 98%
May 09, 2013 NRM01
79 97%
May 08, 2013 mandy mandy
6 46%
Subtle and understated portrait of loneliness within a marriage. So slow paced it almost feels ponderous.
May 08, 2013 paulofilmo paulofilmo
74 88%
Tagore's sister-in-law actually took her own life...
Mar 25, 2013 aneves
90 76%
Jan 27, 2013 sebby sebby
80 89%
Jan 17, 2013 arirang arirang
88 67%
Jan 10, 2013 Nepeta
95 96%
Ray treats the characters with a tender, humanist touch allowing them to grow and develop before us, lending them our sympathy and always treating them with a sense of dignity.
Dec 07, 2012 Marcossilva Marcossilva
81 88%
Nov 29, 2012 lhm
88 57%
Oct 23, 2012 Ronin21
93 97%
Oct 21, 2012 moody_mehdi moody mehdi
96 86%
Sep 16, 2012 Arne23 Arne-A
92 86%
Sep 08, 2012 debaser1985
78 86%
Aug 27, 2012 Scottathon Scottathon
82 77%
Aug 20, 2012 willow
92 91%
Aug 16, 2012 1strong
74 70%
Jul 31, 2012 PeregrinVelo PeregrinVelo
78 80%
Jul 29, 2012 B_Side B-Side
80 79%
Jul 11, 2012 nrm5
60 56%
Jul 04, 2012 laika laika
84 84%
Jun 27, 2012 Jazzaloha
72 74%
Solid direction of this story has the feel of a 19th Century novel. I really like the way Ray relied on the actor's faces to reveal the inner thoughts of the characters. It didn't always work for me, but I really liked the approach. (probable score: 75)
Jun 26, 2012 stpmtnfury
90 86%
Jun 26, 2012 Mochard Mochard
57 28%
Jun 24, 2012 KasperL KasperL
80 85%
The only other film I've seen by Satyajit Ray is 'Pather Panchali', and between these two movies alone, his versatility is obvious, as he just as accessibly as in his portrayal of Apu's life shows himself able to relate, with feeling and empathy, the problems and temptations of the titular lonely upper-class housewife. The camera work is superb, the performances nuanced, and the in some ways simple story is told in an engaging way.
May 30, 2012 dequinix dequinix
80 90%
May 25, 2012 ears550 elixir
83 94%
Feb 27, 2012 sengir sengir
81 73%
Feb 27, 2012 Dunstan_xxx Dunstan-xxx
94 96%
Feb 18, 2012 Svengali Svengali
88 97%
Feb 03, 2012 pzingg
90 69%
Jan 21, 2012 Magmadiver Magmadiver
84 67%
Jan 07, 2012 MRobitussin M.Robitussin
95 85%
fantastic, it may not have my favorite soundtrack of ray's movies necessarily but i feel like the use of the soundtrack is the best of his that i've seen
Dec 11, 2011 jbissell jbissell
85 76%
Nov 30, 2011 theyshoot11
83 65%
#339
Oct 19, 2011 BaalMan
80 47%
Oct 04, 2011 mightysparks mightysparks
80 95%
Sep 27, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
82 99%
Sep 21, 2011 Quimbo Quimbo
55 12%
Just not my thing. Incredibly bored from start to finish... maybe I was in the wrong mood.
Apr 30, 2011 FallFoliage
55 30%
Mar 29, 2011 VinegarBob VinegarBob
100 99%
One of the greatest tragedies of modern cinema is how under-seen this film is. As close to perfection as you're likely to find.
Mar 23, 2011 LRibeiro
85 82%
Jan 05, 2011 Jos Jos
86 84%
Nov 27, 2010 lemonwinhead
88 46%
Nov 26, 2010 Risselada Risselada
67 45%
Oct 31, 2010 JooJoo JooJoo
5 79%
Oct 20, 2010 SlantMag SlantMag
40 97%
"A singularly accomplished song to love, idealism, heartbreak and disillusionment." - Jay Antani
Oct 01, 2010 catfacer catfacer
100 99%
Sep 12, 2010 roujin roujin
80 92%
Aug 21, 2010 Sapta Sapta
92 93%
Aug 16, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
82 94%
Jul 28, 2010 Criminal5 Alex Watkins
4 73%
Having familiarized myself with Ray through his poverty films, it's a bit of a shock to find him directing a domestic melodrama about rich people - but he's no less up to the task, and Charulata is every bit as elegantly handled as any of the films of the Apu trilogy. I feel like I would appreciate this more with another viewing - aside from some of the political aspects leaving me in the dark, it admittedly felt tedious in spots. But it's impossible not to appreciate Ray's enormous skill.
Jul 11, 2010 caiman caiman
90 90%
Many great adjectives have been used to describe this movie. Delicate, elegant, nuanced, graceful, subtle. Charulata is definitely all of these. This type of film - where facial expressions and precise camera shots speak louder than any narration or dialog ever could - is something we don't see enough of. I can tell without a doubt that this will be a film I will grow to appreciate more and more each time I see it.
Jun 21, 2010 bengar
95 79%
May 16, 2010 Valenzetti Valenzetti
92 92%
Apr 12, 2010 Mosina
100 89%
Apr 10, 2010 rudranayan rudra_nayan
76 58%
Mar 06, 2010 kjfellows kokirijazz
5 78%
Feb 21, 2010 Pickpocket Pickpocket
8 82%
Despite a few really corny scenes this was a great film. Subtle in the best way possible with a lot of sexual tension and betrayal. Again with Ray I found the subtitles to be irrelevant, such a humanist movie that you knew what they were saying just by the actions.
Feb 18, 2010 jeffv jeff_v
81 92%
Feb 01, 2010 cinemahell cinema_hell
85 71%
Jan 20, 2010 onetwothree
70 80%
Jan 18, 2010 ozufan
93 88%
Jan 13, 2010 theyshoot10
84 67%
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Jan 02, 2010 kastenm kastenm
84 89%
Dec 02, 2009 cinebaixar
81 57%
Dec 01, 2009 biblioklept biblioklept
74 66%
Nov 23, 2009 col. dax
100 90%
Nov 02, 2009 zequalquer ze_qualquer
65 68%
Oct 19, 2009 b4con b4con
85 70%
Oct 11, 2009 rudolf55
93 82%
Oct 04, 2009 winds winds
8 98%
Sep 09, 2009 negative
3 %
Aug 15, 2009 NilbogSavant NilbogSavant
84 74%
May 28, 2009 a_doomoot3
95 71%
May 20, 2009 Veterini Veterini
64 24%
May 18, 2009 DrPhilOssify
80 78%
Apr 28, 2009 Dally Dally
90 87%
Apr 02, 2009 demonhatesme
94 83%
Apr 01, 2009 dmk dmk
92 95%
Feb 17, 2009 lauratron lauratron
92 94%
Feb 10, 2009 dissidentdov
100 95%
Jan 28, 2009 imdb imdb
81 40%
Jan 17, 2009 Dorkovsky Dorkovsky
10 98%
Dec 19, 2008 ormz ormz
7 79%
Dec 18, 2008 theyshoot08
84 68%
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Nov 02, 2008 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
92 97%
What a wonderful film from top to bottom. The acting is wonderful, the camerawork is subdued but masterful and the mix of drama with a somewhat light air works wonderfully. The romance, the focus on personal growth and the political subtext both tie in well to make for a very interesting meditation on freedom and duty.
Nov 01, 2008 digitalmonk
76 53%
Oct 28, 2008 sidehacker sidehacker
99 99%
Oct 09, 2008 schnofel schnofel
28 10%
Oct 02, 2008 filmaffinity filmaffinity
75 93%
Aug 25, 2008 coltrane
7 95%
Jun 30, 2008 Stain Stain
80 56%
Jun 13, 2008 JakeAesthete JakeAesthete
40 40%
May 03, 2008 flowing flowing
72 82%
May 01, 2008 Mango
6 79%
Mar 28, 2008 RNG
53 53%
Mar 01, 2008 theyshoot07
84 74%
# 318
Feb 18, 2008 kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
85 95%
Jan 10, 2008 Moribunny Moribunny
98 99%
Ray outdid himself here. He has managed to create a more fleshed-out, detailed drama than his usual, but which still feels airy and spacious the way he likes it. He paints a truly powerful picture but with the gentlest of strokes, really grabs you but with utmost subtlety, patience and delicacy. The acting, cinematography and music are all excellent. A masterful film.
Dec 08, 2007 welike
40 89%
Aug 13, 2007 dj001k
100 98%
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