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Chokher Bali (2003)

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The book, Binodini, is the story of a young woman, who is left to her own devices when her sickly husband dies soon after they are married. She returns to her village and lives there for a ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
... Binodini (as Aishwarya Rai)
... Mahendra
... Ashalata
... Rajlakshmi, Mahendra's mother (as Lilly Chakraborty)
Tota Roy Chowdhury ... Behari
Sonali Chakrabarti
Sudeshna Roy
Mousumi Saha
Suchita Ray Chaudhury
Zarin Chowdhury
Abhishek Bose
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... Dying woman at varanasi
Charlotte Hayward ... Vomiting missionary
Shadman Mahtab Mihad ... Angel
Josh Ilah Islam Nitol ... Princess
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The book, Binodini, is the story of a young woman, who is left to her own devices when her sickly husband dies soon after they are married. She returns to her village and lives there for a couple of months until she sees one of her relations passing by there on her way to somewhere else. Binodini hails the woman and the two soon agree that it would be best if Binodini came to live with the woman and her son, Mahendra (who, by the way, was one of the first to see Binodini's photo when she was unwed and up for grabs yet refused her on account of his being "unready for marriage"). Now, when the two arrive the woman's son and his new bride are in the throes of passion, constantly sneaking off to be alone together; this infatuation does not last long, however, when Mahendra begins to see that his wife's friend, Binodini, is more his type. The story details the lives of these three and Mahendra's best friend as they deal with certain issues as distrust, adultery, lies, and numerous ... Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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Choker Bali: A Passion Play  »

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Though she is one of the highest paid actresses, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan did this film for free. See more »

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Binodini comes to Kolkata before the Ambubachi festival, which falls in the month of June. But while talking to Behari in the picnic scene she says that she has been here since Shravana (mid July to mid August). See more »

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Version of Chokher Bali (1938) See more »

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Ashwarya hot for even girls
24 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

When i watch this movie i too get excited when seen bed scenes of miss world. She has beautiful and charming body. When cute lady do bed scenes and show her fully nude body... i think male have hard to resist....i think its time for cute girls like hrishita bhatt also do nude scenes. At least no one wants to c nude body of ugly women like Seema biswas to c in bandit queen.I concur with what mallicka.b has said. The movie is portrayed in a way which appears to be a kind of vilification on the original content. Emotions aren't conveyed properly. I guess a couple of not-so-good performances also contributed to its mediocrity. In my view, Tabu would have been a much better choice for such a role instead of Aishwarya Rai. In some of her scenes, she looks a bit lusty, which is not ultimately what the movie should have portrayed. I also noticed a bit of over-acting in some of her scenes. I'm a bitter critic of Aishwarya Rai :) Can't help it; sorry for that. 'Raincoat' was a good movie by Rituparno Ghosh. And I saw Choker Bali after seeing Raincoat; I was not at all impressed


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