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Ghare-Baire (1984)

Not Rated | | Drama | 21 June 1985 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Satyajit Ray

Writers:

Satyajit Ray (screenplay), Rabindranath Tagore (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Soumitra Chatterjee ... Sandip Mukherjee (as Soumitra Chattopadhyay)
Victor Banerjee ... Nikhilesh Choudhury
Swatilekha Sengupta Swatilekha Sengupta ... Bimala Choudhury (as Swatilekha Chattopadhyay)
Gopa Aich Gopa Aich ... The sister-in-law
Jennifer Kendal ... Miss Gilby (as Jennifer Kapoor)
Manoj Mitra ... Headmaster
Bimala Chatterjee Bimala Chatterjee ... Kulada (as Bimal Chattopadhyay)
Indrapramit Roy Indrapramit Roy ... Amulya
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rasik Banerjee Rasik Banerjee
Haradhan Basu Haradhan Basu ... (as Haradhan Bose)
Shashanka Bhattacharya Shashanka Bhattacharya
Malati Bol Malati Bol
Debnath Bose Debnath Bose
Govinda Chakravarti Govinda Chakravarti
Arup Pal Chowdhury Arup Pal Chowdhury
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Bengali

Release Date:

21 June 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghare-Baire See more »

Filming Locations:

Tollygunj, Kolkata, India

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,951
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

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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Ghare Baire .. A Movie way ahead of its times
4 April 2016 | by raju-47681See all my reviews

The movie is played with a flashback, with a womans voice over. She is describing her life and her experiences. She is Bimala, the wife of Nikhilesh, a landlord and ruler of an area in West Bengal. She was married to him at a very early age. Bimala recollects how her husband helped her discover her true self, her dreams , aspirations and how she came to understand the meaning of life and love.

Nikhilesh(Victor Bannerjee , in a class act) , is Rajababu of a province. His people look upto him , and he is benevolent in his demeanour with them. He marries Bimala , but due to the prevalent child marriage traditions , there is a significant age gap between the two. However Nikhilesh encourages his wife to explore a life beyond the mundane. He treats her as an equal rather than a submissive partner. Bimala takes English lessons (Jennifer Kendal Kapoor in a cameo) on Nikhilesh's insistence. Gradually as Nikhilesh encourages her to expand her horizons, she becomes more confident. Then enters Sandeep , a revolutionary and Nikhilesh's good friend. Sandeep and Nikhilesh are contrasting personalities. Nikhilesh is silent to Sandeeps vitriolic temperament. Sandeep talks of high ideals, while Nikhilesh thinks about the ground realities. A wonderful sequence where Sandeep is advocating boycott of English goods, while Nikhilesh differs , saying that the poor traders would be affected the most, not so much the English Saab. Bimala is swayed by Sandeeps idealistic words and admires him. Nihkilesh notices the same, when she doesn't take sides, but doesn't comment. Gradually the chemistry between Bimala and Sandeep increases, and while Nikhilesh is aware of it, he defends his silence to Bimala by saying that how will he come to know how much she values him, unless she does not compare his positives and negatives with anyone else. Suddenly a series of incidents show Bimala, a side of Sandeep , that she had not envisioned. During the course of these events she realises the true meaning of Nikhilesh's words to her , and during 'that' heated discussion which he and Sandeep had. While Nikhilesh is hurt by the change in Bimala's behaviour .. he says not a word. Slowly Bimala comes to know that the love respect admiration that she had read in books, was actually Nikhilesh's feelings towards her. How, he treated her as his equal (which in those days was unheard of), broadened her outlook towards life as a whole. Nikhilesh has a heart to heart talk with Bimala ,and drives out to face a riot in the village, while the law catches up with Sandeep. Bimala is left to reminisce all the events, it sums up the movie.


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