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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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Jan 04 Erenov Erenov
95T10
Dec 29, 2017 kritikos kritikos
90T9
Dec 22, 2017 intheboolite
75T8
Dec 08, 2017 kendell kendell
99T10
Dec 03, 2017 pleione pleione
95T10
Nov 29, 2017 Cocoa
60T6
Nov 25, 2017 rojatume
76T6
Nov 23, 2017 njm1211
98T9
Oct 29, 2017 crazythinker
1T3
Oct 23, 2017 Malcym
6T6
Oct 20, 2017 tarr
95T10
Sep 29, 2017 Kadir17
90T8
Sep 22, 2017 LordCouture
70T8
Sep 20, 2017 Darren Darren
95T10
That scene on the swing. Come on now.
Sep 19, 2017 Seethruskin Seethruskin
6T10
Damn
Sep 06, 2017 mb9607
80T6
Sep 02, 2017 theWatcher
78T9
Aug 21, 2017 izwt936g
99T10
Aug 04, 2017 DeadFox DeadFox
87T9
Jul 09, 2017 fabiovisnadi fabiovisnadi
87T6
Jun 01, 2017 Yiannos Yiannos
68T6
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
95T9
Viewed May 27, 2017.
Apr 19, 2017 Andras
75T5
Apr 14, 2017 undinum undinum
100T10
Apr 09, 2017 ICMforum
100T9
Mar 23, 2017 Metropolitan Metropolitan
85T9
Mar 18, 2017 Phil_Clowns Phil Clowns
76T8
Mar 09, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
76T10
Jan 19, 2017 Buff
20T1
Jan 04, 2017 Stanley Stanley
82T8
Nov 18, 2016 Ronin22
83T10
Oct 15, 2016 blanketstate
8T7
Oct 10, 2016 TheMarkle
40T1
Sep 24, 2016 Asm_Nabil Asm Nabil
85T9
Sep 19, 2016 mixjuice
87T10
Aug 29, 2016 invention
3T6
Jul 11, 2016 MmeRouge MmeRouge
95T10
Jul 09, 2016 pl_
60T2
Jul 01, 2016 tommy_leazaq
80T10
Jun 30, 2016 bal3x bal3x
80T9
Jun 11, 2016 andreyevic
89T9
Jun 08, 2016 schedrevka
89T9
Jun 04, 2016 letterboxdvo letterboxdvo
41T10
Apr 25, 2016 twijfel twijfel
68T6
Apr 08, 2016 katatonic katatonic
95T9
Mar 22, 2016 matty5190 matty5190
90T10
Mar 07, 2016 ericdupont ericdupont
95T10
Mar 05, 2016 M-B-M
9T10
Mar 02, 2016 FrancoZero FrancoZero
19T10
Jan 26, 2016 kennardjon
88T10
Jan 12, 2016 BigEvil Nathan S
5T10
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
89T10
Dec 29, 2015 strangelime
100T10
Dec 15, 2015 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
44T10
Dec 15, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
74T9
Dec 12, 2015 LuxNatalis LuxNatalis
84T10
Dec 07, 2015 Llanirev Llanirev
50T2
Nov 27, 2015 coroner
90T10
Nov 18, 2015 Lonewolf2003
82T9
Nov 17, 2015 rTrueFilm r/TrueFilm
100T10
Nov 11, 2015 maksler maksler
70T5
Oct 12, 2015 Niska Niska
63T10
Sep 16, 2015 thirdeye42
89T10
Aug 28, 2015 Funkypanda11
95T7
Aug 23, 2015 Pharley Pharley
4T4
Jul 25, 2015 atimetolive
5T9
Jul 18, 2015 devil
80T10
Jun 18, 2015 russalka russalka
89T9
May 18, 2015 zetes
70T5
May 18, 2015 katsuben
5T9
Apr 25, 2015 Lilarcor Lilarcor
85T9
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
100T10
Apr 22, 2015 rafaelbastos rafaelbastos
90T8
Mar 28, 2015 panchovilla
86T9
Mar 20, 2015 ArloJWiley
90T8
Mar 18, 2015 10kfilms
100T10
Feb 28, 2015 CHOICECOD CHOICECOD
82T8
Feb 01, 2015 ofillon
85T10
Jan 29, 2015 LosWochos
87T6
Jan 26, 2015 sodr2 sodr2
78T7
Jan 18, 2015 petcor80
80T7
Jan 15, 2015 metaller
80T8
Dec 14, 2014 allisoncm allisoncm
60T4
Nov 29, 2014 Sduck25
30T9
Nov 20, 2014 gargantua gargantua
85T10
Nov 19, 2014 nmdrodrigues
80T9
Nov 10, 2014 Tiago_Vieira Tiago Vieira
95T10
Nov 09, 2014 Elisheva Elisheva
74T3
Oct 12, 2014 PatsLondon Pats_London
89T9
Oct 11, 2014 telbis telbis
90T10
Oct 10, 2014 meliorism meliorism
90T10
Oct 04, 2014 Oliveira Oliveira
90T10
Sep 26, 2014 themadelf66 themadelf66
82T8
Aug 27, 2014 toro913
77T9
Aug 07, 2014 Adam_P_D Adam P-D
50T6
Aug 03, 2014 jackinthebox jackinthebox
80T8
Jul 03, 2014 MrsEmmaPeel MrsEmmaPeel
85T8
Jun 03, 2014 cayh
70T6
Jun 01, 2014 themagician
70T6
May 18, 2014 ColonelTigh
90T5
May 16, 2014 peekingpanda peekingpanda
80T10
Apr 24, 2014 micmac micmac•
86T10
Apr 24, 2014 mazlumhalime mazlum
82T8
Apr 10, 2014 hlime
75T4
Mar 26, 2014 Sane
74T7
Mar 18, 2014 JungleJulia Jungle_Julia
73T8
Mar 18, 2014 chineyman chineyman
75T8
Mar 14, 2014 badjuice bad_juice
70T10
Feb 15, 2014 ntnvnv ntnvnv
95T10
Feb 13, 2014 robixsmash
80T9
Feb 12, 2014 felixm85
90T10
Jan 17, 2014 sawyer
62T7
Jan 17, 2014 lisa_ii lisa-
50T9
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
80T8
Jan 04, 2014 ar656
99T10
Dec 21, 2013 outlandish outlandish
80T9
Dec 12, 2013 heath_cliff
100T10
Dec 03, 2013 jos21
75T10
Dec 01, 2013 joachimt joachimt
90T10
Nov 27, 2013 HVM
80T9
Nov 26, 2013 sam1203
91T9
Nov 18, 2013 Ibetolis1 Ibetolis1
90T10
Oct 26, 2013 MA M_A
90T10
Oct 26, 2013 IDYmilkshake IDYmilkshake
90T10
Oct 26, 2013 Warren Warren
93T10
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
90T10
Oct 03, 2013 TalkShowH finkly
70T7
Sep 30, 2013 popolinka Thegoodboy
77T9
Sep 27, 2013 WBadger WBadger
96T10
Sep 16, 2013 Limdebois Limdebois
90T10
Sep 02, 2013 GrimsChild GrimsChild
40T4
Aug 26, 2013 Kilgore
80T9
Aug 22, 2013 dissolve
9T10
Aug 17, 2013 Rey
85T9
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
75T8
Aug 15, 2013 Kerc Kerc
19T5
Aug 15, 2013 netsirhc
8T9
Aug 14, 2013 NRM02
57T6
Aug 08, 2013 Barkinson
50T4
Jul 27, 2013 acrolyne acrolyne
70T4
Jul 21, 2013 jonnykungfu
90T10
Jun 27, 2013 mallamp
60T3
May 28, 2013 Toke Za
100T10
May 09, 2013 NRM01
79T10
May 08, 2013 mandy mandy
6T6
Subtle and understated portrait of loneliness within a marriage. So slow paced it almost feels ponderous.
May 08, 2013 paulofilmo paulofilmo
74T9
Tagore's sister-in-law actually took her own life...
Mar 25, 2013 aneves
90T9
Jan 27, 2013 sebby sebby
80T9
Jan 17, 2013 arirang arirang
88T7
Jan 10, 2013 Nepeta
95T10
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
81T9
Nov 29, 2012 lhm
88T6
Oct 23, 2012 Ronin21
93T10
Oct 21, 2012 moody_mehdi moody mehdi
96T9
Sep 16, 2012 Arne23 Arne-A
92T9
Sep 08, 2012 debaser1985
78T9
Aug 27, 2012 Scottathon Scottathon
82T8
Aug 20, 2012 willow
92T10
Aug 16, 2012 1strong
74T8
Jul 31, 2012 PeregrinVelo PeregrinVelo
78T9
Jul 29, 2012 B_Side B-Side
80T8
Jul 11, 2012 nrm5
60T6
Jul 04, 2012 laika laika
84T9
Jun 27, 2012 Jazzaloha
72T8
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
90T10
Jun 26, 2012 Mochard Mochard
57T3
Jun 24, 2012 KasperL KasperL
80T9
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
80T10
May 25, 2012 ears550 elixir
83T10
Feb 27, 2012 sengir sengir
81T8
Feb 27, 2012 Dunstan_xxx Dunstan-xxx
94T10
Feb 18, 2012 Svengali Svengali
88T10
Feb 03, 2012 pzingg
90T7
Jan 21, 2012 Magmadiver Magmadiver
84T7
Jan 07, 2012 MRobitussin M.Robitussin
95T9
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
85T8
Nov 30, 2011 theyshoot11
83T7
#339
Oct 19, 2011 jnmovie jnmovie
82T8
Oct 19, 2011 BaalMan
80T6
Oct 04, 2011 mightysparks mightysparks
80T10
Sep 27, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
83T10
Sep 21, 2011 Quimbo Quimbo
55T2
Just not my thing. Incredibly bored from start to finish... maybe I was in the wrong mood.
Apr 30, 2011 FallFoliage
55T4
Mar 29, 2011 VinegarBob VinegarBob
100T10
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
85T9
Jan 05, 2011 Jos Jos
86T9
Nov 27, 2010 lemonwinhead
88T5
Nov 26, 2010 Risselada Risselada
67T5
Oct 31, 2010 JooJoo JooJoo
5T8
Oct 20, 2010 SlantMag SlantMag
40T10
"A singularly accomplished song to love, idealism, heartbreak and disillusionment." - Jay Antani
Oct 01, 2010 catfacer catfacer
100T10
Sep 12, 2010 roujin roujin
80T10
Aug 21, 2010 Sapta Sapta
92T10
Aug 16, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
82T10
Jul 28, 2010 Criminal5 Alex Watkins
4T8
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
90T10
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
95T9
May 16, 2010 Valenzetti Valenzetti
92T10
Apr 12, 2010 Mosina
100T10
Apr 10, 2010 rudranayan rudra_nayan
76T7
Mar 06, 2010 kjfellows kokirijazz
5T9
Feb 21, 2010 Pickpocket Pickpocket
8T9
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
81T10
Feb 01, 2010 cinemahell cinema_hell
85T8
Jan 20, 2010 onetwothree
70T9
Jan 18, 2010 ozufan
93T10
Jan 13, 2010 theyshoot10
84T7
319
Jan 02, 2010 kastenm kastenm
84T10
Dec 02, 2009 cinebaixar
81T6
Dec 01, 2009 biblioklept biblioklept
74T7
Nov 23, 2009 col. dax
100T10
Nov 02, 2009 zequalquer ze_qualquer
65T7
Oct 19, 2009 b4con b4con
85T8
Oct 11, 2009 rudolf55
93T9
Oct 04, 2009 winds winds
8T10
Sep 09, 2009 negative
3T8
Aug 15, 2009 NilbogSavant NilbogSavant
84T8
May 28, 2009 a_doomoot3
95T8
May 20, 2009 Veterini Veterini
64T3
May 18, 2009 DrPhilOssify
80T8
Apr 28, 2009 Dally Dally
90T9
Apr 02, 2009 demonhatesme
94T9
Apr 01, 2009 dmk dmk
92T10
Feb 17, 2009 lauratron lauratron
92T10
Feb 10, 2009 dissidentdov
100T10
Jan 28, 2009 imdb imdb
81T10
Jan 17, 2009 Dorkovsky Dorkovsky
10T10
Dec 19, 2008 ormz ormz
7T9
Dec 18, 2008 theyshoot08
84T7
324
Nov 02, 2008 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
92T10
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
76T6
Oct 28, 2008 sidehacker sidehacker
99T10
Oct 09, 2008 schnofel schnofel
28T2
Oct 02, 2008 filmaffinity filmaffinity
75T10
Aug 25, 2008 coltrane
7T10
Jun 30, 2008 Stain Stain
80T7
Jun 13, 2008 JakeAesthete JakeAesthete
42T5
May 03, 2008 flowing flowing
78T9
May 01, 2008 Mango
6T9
Mar 28, 2008 RNG
53T6
Mar 01, 2008 theyshoot07
84T8
# 318
Feb 18, 2008 kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
85T10
Jan 10, 2008 Moribunny Moribunny
98T10
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
40T9
Aug 13, 2007 djross djross
85T10
In some ways I prefer this to something like PATHER PANCHALI. A very beautiful, subtle, elegant and rhythmic movie. A long time since I saw this.
Aug 13, 2007 dj001k
100T10
Apr 17, 2007 Theyshootpic
72T8
Feb 23, 2007 FitFortDanga MartinTeller
99T10
A great romantic melodrama with an intriguingly ambiguous ending. I felt that some of the political undertones were lost on me, but the themes of loyalty and marital strife are powerful, and handled with Ray's usual delicacy and elegance. Beautifully shot with some really wonderful camera glides, and truly captivating performances.
Jan 24, 2007 Magb Magb
85T8
Charulata is remarkably subtle and gracious, the camera work is smooth as silk, the acting might be even better than usual for Ray, and the end is deliciously ambiguous. It's not quite one of my favorites by Ray, however, but to be honest I'm not exactly sure why.
Average Tier 8.3 from 249 Rankings rss