MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 168,138 this week

Chorus (1975)

7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 26 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 3 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 30 titles
created 10 Nov 2011
 
list image
a list of 95 titles
created 05 May 2012
 
a list of 100 titles
created 19 Sep 2012
 
a list of 3814 titles
created 16 Feb 2013
 
a list of 181 titles
created 02 Mar 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Chorus" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Chorus (1975)

Chorus (1975) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Chorus.
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Utpal Dutt ...
Manager
Ajit Banerjee ...
(as Asit Bannerjee)
Shekhar Chatterjee ...
Mr. Mukherjee (Worker)
Radhamohan Bhattacharya
Snighda Majumdar ...
Girl looking for a job
Subhendu Chatterjee ...
Photo-journalist
Supanta Bhattacharya
Gita Sen ...
(as Geeta Sen)
Tarun Roy
Noni Ganguly ...
(as Nani Ganguly)
Sipra Chakravorty
Nirmal Ghosh
Ashok Mitra ...
Sensharma, Subrata - Police Inspector
Subrata Sensharma ...
Police Inspector
Ajoy Banerjee ...
Committee Member
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Fantasy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

July 1975 (Soviet Union)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
most experimental film in Indian cinema

I feel this is a very significant film in Indian cinema, as significant as say 'Pather Panchali'. It reveals the tilt that Indian art cinema took towards a more narrative classical approach after the lukewarm response to this work. Even the subsequent Mrinal Sen turned contemplative and less experimental in his later films, which many film buffs feel was his most creative phase (Kharij, Ek Din Pratidin & Khandahaar).

CHORUS is arguably the most experimental film in Indian cinema (Sunil Dutt's single actor 'Yadein' also comes to mind). It is a social satire made in a style which is part documentary, part Fellini fantasy, farcical - almost bordering on gimmickry & degenerating into a communist manifesto with innovate camera-work (just watch the 'melee going berserk'sequence towards the end) and sound (Fight sequences, Army march conveyed through appropriate devices). Even Bunnel used similar sound devices in his acclaimed film 'The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie'(1972) to highlight Army march, and Mrinal Sen in all likelihood could not have been influenced by Bunnel given the marginal gap between the two works.

Stylistically, this is easily the most liberal work from Mrinal Sen. Embolden with the success of BHUVAN SHOME a few years back, and mixed success with experimentation in his earlier works like 'Interview' & 'Calcutta 71,' CHORUS attains the zenith in deviating from conventional norms of Indian film making. This is truly a unique attempt at serious social commentary, using rather playful devices. Again thematically and technically similar to Bunnel's 'The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie'

  • the bourgeoisie is attacked, but the tone is more of amusement than


outrage.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Chorus (1975) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?