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Shadows of Time (2004)
"Schatten der Zeit" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  12 May 2005 (Germany)
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Ravi has settled in his dreary fate as indented boy-laborer in a textile plant outside Calcutta, making sure he earns and saves more then other boys to buy his release. Yet when young, ... See full summary »

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Young Masha / Sati
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Biplab Dasgupta ...
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Dibyendu Bardhan ...
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Kuma Chakraborty ...
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Ravi has settled in his dreary fate as indented boy-laborer in a textile plant outside Calcutta, making sure he earns and saves more then other boys to buy his release. Yet when young, naive Masha is sold into service by her debt-crushed father, Ravi falls in love with her and rather the see her sold as private all-purposes servant, spends his savings on her release. They agree to meet in Calcutta's largest Shiva temple once he's free. Being the captive of his own skill, that takes years, while she becomes a brothel's star. Ravi arrives as a man, and unable to find her accepts to become an old carpet trader's brilliant right hand and near-fiancé of his beloved granddaughter Deepa. Fate makes her marry affluent customs official Yani and Ravi re-orphaned Deepa before the true lovers meet again. Written by KGF Vissers

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In the film, Yani Mishra (Irrfan Khan) gets transferred to Kerala. In reality, actor Prashant Narayanan (adult Ravi) was born in the state of Kerala. See more »

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Beautiful Film
26 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Shadows of Time" is a marvelous film. It takes you through 60 years of the life of its two main characters (Ravi and Masha) and tells the story of their unfulfilled love. The cinematography is outstanding, the acting is great, especially for Indian actors, the sets are so alive and the story telling is of a quality like you don't see it often these days. The film is slow, but in a nice way. You just need to open your heart and go with the story and it will just take you on the most amazing trip. I have seen many Indian films, but "Shadows of Time" is different, it gives you a glimpse of real India (opposed to film India), its colors, its faces, streets and light. The film takes place in Calcutta and it really transports the atmosphere of Calcutta from 40 years back.

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