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Shadows of Time (2004)

Schatten der Zeit (original title)
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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Cast

Credited cast:
Tannishtha Chatterjee ... Masha
Prashant Narayanan ... Ravi
Tillotama Shome ... Deepa
Irrfan Khan ... Yani
Tumpa Das Tumpa Das ... Young Masha / Sati
Sikandar Agarwal Sikandar Agarwal ... Young Ravi
Biplab Dasgupta Biplab Dasgupta ... Fabrikmanager
Dibyendu Bardhan Dibyendu Bardhan ... Fabrikbesitzer
Gautam Banerjee Gautam Banerjee ... Vorarbeiter
Kuma Chakraborty Kuma Chakraborty ... Ticketverkäufer
Barun Chakraborty Barun Chakraborty ... Bordellbesitzer
Pranab Babdi Pranab Babdi ... Budenbesitzer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mohammed Mirja Ali Mohammed Mirja Ali ... Deepas Sohn 2
Panchanan Banerjee Panchanan Banerjee ... Angestellter Teppichladen
Robin Banerjee Robin Banerjee ... Oberkellner Club
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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Germany

Language:

Bengali | English

Release Date:

12 May 2005 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Az idő árnyékai See more »

Filming Locations:

Calcutta, West Bengal, India

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,874
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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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simply exquisite
11 September 2006 | by satans_incarnateSee all my reviews

Director Florian Gallenberger, in his first full length feature film has come up with a true gem of a movie. A heartwarming tragic love story set in Calcutta, India (pre independence). It is a must watch for anyone who hates the popular Indian movie scene (a.k.a Bollywood). The acting and cinematography are brilliant. I disagree with the above reviewer's comments although myself an Indian, the movies mentioned by him are for people who do not appreciate good cinema, please stay away from them as far as possible...it's a Warning. I hope the director gives our very own Indian directors a few lessons in film making so that we don't have to put up with the regular muck (bollywood i.e.) churned out year after year. Watch this one and you will not be disappointed.


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