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The Home and the World (1984)
"Ghare-Baire" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  21 June 1985 (USA)
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Sandip Mukherjee (as Soumitra Chattopadhyay)
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Nikhilesh Choudhury
Swatilekha Sengupta ...
Bimala Choudhury (as Swatilekha Chattopadhyay)
Gopa Aich ...
The sister-in-law
Jennifer Kendal ...
Miss Gilby (as Jennifer Kapoor)
Manoj Mitra ...
Headmaster
Bimala Chatterjee ...
Kulada (as Bimal Chattopadhyay)
Indrapramit Roy ...
Amulya
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Rasik Banerjee
Shashanka Bhattacharya
Malati Bol
Debnath Bose
Haradan Bose ...
(as Haradhan Bose)
Govinda Chakravarti
Arup Pal Chowdhury
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When the movie opens, a woman is recalling the events that molded her perspective on the world. Years ago, her husband, a wealthy Western-educated landowner, challenged tradition by providing her with schooling, and inviting her out of the seclusion in which married women were kept, to the consternation of more conservative relatives. Meeting her husband's visiting friend from college, a leader of an economic rebellion against the British, she takes up his political cause, despite her husbands warnings. As the story progresses, the relationship between the woman and the visitor becomes more than platonic, and the political battles, pitting rich against poor and Hindu against Moslem, turn out not to be quite as simple as she had first thought. Written by Anonymous

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Based on the book "Ghare-Baire" by Rabindranath Tagore. Director Satyajit Ray had previously written a screenplay from this book, but had sold the rights to a group who never filmed the story. 30 years later, Ray rewrote the screenplay for this film. See more »

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When Britannia waived the rules
5 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

"Dear me, I had no conception that the lower classes had such white skins." - Lord Curzon

Set in the early 1900s, Satyajit Ray's "The Home and the World" features the recollections of Bimala Cloudhury (Swatilekha Chatterjee), the wife of Nikhilesh (Victor Banerjee), a wealthy Bengal merchant. As her spouse encourages her to adopt Western attitudes, Bimala begins to drift away from traditional social and religious values.

By "Home's" second act, it becomes clear that Nikhilesh idolises India's British rulers, who, under the leadership of Lord Curzon, have begun partitioning the Muslim and Hindu populations of Bengal. Ironically, Nikhilesh's desires for Bimala to be "reeducated" have the opposite effect; she's drawn toward a leader of the Swadeshi, a nationalist movement. Indeed, Bimala becomes the movement's first female member.

"Home" thus sketches an India in which forces have begun pulling in opposing directions. Throughout the film, traditional values vie with liberated modernism. This "modernism", ironically, is introduced via the "primitive" hand of British Imperialism, which is itself opposed by an Indian Nationalism whose progressivism not only masks reactionary elements, but points to the eventual disharmony between Hindus and Muslims.

Slow, subtle, and set almost entirely indoors, "The Home and the World" heavily resembles the works of Luchuno Visconti. Like Visconti at his best, Ray's film portrays a society on the cusp of transformation. Bimala's plight, torn between two men, itself echoes the upheaval's of her nation.

8/10 – See "North West Frontier".


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