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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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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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Who said Kolkata is a city of joy?
2 June 2013 | by raamraamSee all my reviews

This film is not made by Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen or Aparna.....but a German. But though a non-Bengali, he has caught the typical Calcutta milieu in all its shades. The young laborers of a jute mill become close to each other and their friendship and love ripens into old age. Circumstances and the vagaries of life takes them to face unexpected situations. The film not treated as a melodramatic potpourri, brings out the basic human sentiments and sensibilities in a fine weave of episodes and at times makes you participate in the probing and meandering streets of city of shades and hues.All the characters are true to life and the actors portraying them have brought them out convincingly. Rightly paced and well-timed incidents create a rare experience. Good to watch.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

Bengali | English

Release Date:

12 May 2005 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Calcutta, West Bengal, India

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$41,874
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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