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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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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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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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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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One of the best movies i've seen in recent times.
21 April 2006 | by priyaa-dSee all my reviews

I've watched this movie and i've been moved to tears.

The movie is very over whelming and has some brilliant cinematography and acting.

I would've never been able to tell, if it was made by someone who's NOT Indian, if I hadn't known before hand.

It has some really subtle and powerful acting by Prashant and Tanishta. If it had been an Indian movie, it would've been a sure contender for the Oscars.

Whoever watches it, should be ready to change his mindset and place himself in a different setting - that of where the movie's placed.

I read the review above and thought it was rather pseudo intellectual. It seems more like he/she is lashing out with some personal vengeance to someone! Or maybe he/she reviewed the wrong movie here! ANyway, to each his own! "I" personally loved the movie and I've been recommending it to EVERY single person.

Certainly, a MUST WATCH


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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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$41,874
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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