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Charulata ()


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The lonely wife of a newspaper editor falls in love with her visiting cousin-in-law, who shares her love for literature.

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Amal
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Charulata
Shailen Mukherjee ...
Bhupati Dutta (as Sailen Mukherjee)
Shyamal Ghoshal ...
Umapada
Gitali Roy ...
Mandakini
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tarapada Basu
Gopaldas Bhattacharya
Dilip Bose ...
Shashanka
Ramesh Chandra Chandra
Sunilkanta Dasgupta
Nilotpal Dey ...
Joydeb
Bankim Ghosh ...
Jagannath
Ajit Gupta
Bholanath Koyal ...
Braja
Kamu Mukherjee
Suku Mukherjee ...
Nishikanta
Prabhat Sarkar
Subrata Sensharma ...
Motilal (as Subrata Sen)

Directed by

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Satyajit Ray

Written by

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Rabindranath Tagore ... (from the story "Nastaneer")
 
Satyajit Ray ... (scenario)
 
Satyajit Ray ... (screenplay)

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R.D. Bansal ... producer (as R. D. Bansal)

Music by

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Satyajit Ray

Cinematography by

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Subrata Mitra ... (photography)

Film Editing by

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Dulal Dutta ... (as Dulal Dutt)

Editorial Department

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Kashinath Bose ... assistant editor (as Kashinath Basu)

Production Design by

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Bansi Chandragupta

Art Direction by

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Bansi Chandragupta

Makeup Department

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Ananta Das ... makeup artist
Bhim Naskar ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Anil Choudhury ... production manager
Arun Das ... assistant production manager
Dulal Das ... assistant production manager
Bimal Dey ... production manager (as Bimal De)
Bhanu Ghosh ... production manager
Nitai Jana ... assistant production manager
Sudip Majumdar ... assistant production manager

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Ramen Chatterjee ... assistant director
Girish Ranjan ... assistant director
Amiya Sanyal ... assistant director

Art Department

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Kabi Dasgupta ... backdrops
Surath Mondal ... assistant art director
Subash Sinha Roy ... assistant art director (as Subhash Singha Roy)

Sound Department

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Jyoti Chatterjee ... assistant sound recordist (as Jyoti Chattopadhyay)
Shyamsundar Ghosh ... re-recording
Mani Mondal ... assistant sound recordist (as Moni)
Edel Mulan ... assistant sound recordist (as Edel)
Anil Nandan ... assistant sound recordist
Nripen Paul ... sound recordist
Bhola Sarkar ... assistant sound recordist

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Nur Ali ... assistant camera (as Nur Ali Mondal)
Brajen Das ... lighting
Keshto Das ... lighting
Satish Chandra Haldar ... lighting (as Satish Haldar)
Subrata Lahiri ... assistant camera
Fatik Mazumdar ... assistant camera
Dukhiram Naskar ... lighting
Durga Raha ... assistant camera
Nani Sardar ... lighting
Mangal Singh ... lighting

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Baiju Bawra ... lyricist
Shibkumar Chattopadhyay ... playback singer
Shyamsundar Ghosh ... background music recordist
Ramnidhi Gupta ... lyricist (as Nidhubabu)
Jaidev ... lyricist
Kishore Kumar ... singer
Jyotirindra Moitra ... music director (as Jyotirindra Maitra) / playback singer
Ram Mohan Roy ... lyricist (as Raja Rammohan Roy)
Joykrishna Sanyal ... playback singer (as Sangeetacharya Joykrishna Sanyal)
Jyotirindranath Tagore ... musical director
Rabindranath Tagore ... lyricist
Tansen ... lyricist

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Mohan Chatterjee ... laboratory staff
Tarapada Chowdhury ... laboratory staff
Bimal Dey ... production controller
Abani Majumdar ... laboratory staff
R.B. Mehta ... processing supervisor
Shailesh Mukhopadhyay ... publicist
Abani Roy ... laboratory staff

Thanks

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Premchand Adhya ... acknowledgment (as Shri Premchand Adhya)
Indubhushan Dasgupta ... acknowledgment (as Shri Indubhushan Dasgupta)
Nityananda Datta ... acknowledgment (as Shri Nityananda Dutta)
Ganesh Chandra Dey ... acknowledgment (as Shri Ganeshchandra Dey)
Renuka Majumdar ... acknowledgment (as Shrimati Renuka Majumdar)
Kiran Kumar Mitter ... acknowledgment (as Shri Kirankumar Mitra)
Bholanath Mukherjee ... acknowledgment (as Shri Bholanath Mukherjee)
Bishnupada Roy ... acknowledgment (as Raja Bishnupada Roy)
Bishwanath Roy ... acknowledgment (as Kumar Bishwanath Roy)
Sheela Sen ... acknowledgment (as Shrimati Sheela Sen)

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Plot Summary

Charu lives a lonely and idle life in 1870s India. Although her husband Bhupati devotes more time to his newspaper than to their marriage, he sees her loneliness and asks his brother-in-law,Umapada to keep her company. At the same time Bhupati's own cousin, Amal, a would-be writer comes home finishing his college education. However, after several months, Charu and Amal's feelings for each other move beyond literary friendship. Written by Erik Gregersen

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Also Known As
  • The Lonely Wife (World-wide, English title)
  • Charulata: The Lonely Wife (United States)
  • The Lonely Wife (United Kingdom)
  • La mujer solitaria (Chile)
  • La mujer solitaria (Mexico)
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  • 117 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Ray once called Charulata his favorite of his own films. See more »
Goofs when Bhupati shows Amal his weekly newspaper 'The Sentinel', it can be seen that it is published every Saturday and the date shown is 7 April 1879 but actually 7 April 1879 was Monday. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Forty Shades of Blue (2005). See more »
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