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Bariwali (2000)

A lonely middle-aged woman is forced by circumstance to let out her house to a film crew. She is attracted to the charming director and he exploits this fact to suit his purposes.

Director:

Rituparno Ghosh

Writer:

Rituparno Ghosh
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kiron Kher ... Banalata
Chiranjit ... Deepanakar (as Chiranjeet Chakraborty)
Sudiptaa Chakraborty ... Malati (as Sudipta Chakraborty)
Surya Chatterjee Surya Chatterjee ... Prasanna
Rupa Ganguly ... Sudeshna Mitra (as Rupa Gangooly)
Abhishek Chatterjee ... Abhijeet
Shivprasad Mukerjee Shivprasad Mukerjee ... Debashish
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kaushik Bose Kaushik Bose
Subir Chanda Subir Chanda
Rukkmini Ghosh ... Malati
Shiboprosad Mukherjee Shiboprosad Mukherjee
Chandan Sen Chandan Sen
Ashoke Viswanathan Ashoke Viswanathan
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A lonely middle-aged woman is forced by circumstance to let out her house to a film crew. She is attracted to the charming director and he exploits this fact to suit his purposes.

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Country:

India

Language:

Bengali

Release Date:

17 February 2000 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lady of the House See more »

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The role of banalata in acted by kirron kher is best performed role in an indian film and she won national award best actress for this film. See more »

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Very very slow
18 March 2017 | by aparnesht-743-751716See all my reviews

This movie is as slow as an arthritic snail walking on a bed of molasses. I have watched most other movies by Rituparno Ghosh - and liked them overall. But this one was a real gritty torture. Kiron Kher acts really well, Shibaprasad Mukherjee is very good in one of his early roles and the the rest are good to adequate.

But the script is just too slow to hold the interest over a period of 150 minutes. Maybe if they condensed it to 90 minutes, it would have worked better.


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