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Antarmahal: Views of the Inner Chamber (2005)

In late 19th Century, Bengal Bhubaneswar Chowdhury (Jackie Shroff) is a wealthy and tyrannical Zamidar (Squire). He has two main obsessions: his desperate attempts for an heir, which even ... See full summary »

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Rituparno Ghosh

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Tarashankar Banerjee (original idea) (as Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay), Anjana Basu (research) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jackie Shroff ... Zamindar Bhubaneshwar Chaudhary
Abhishek Bachchan ... Brij Bhushan
Rupa Ganguly ... Zamindar's wife (as Rupa Gangopadhyay)
Soha Ali Khan ... Zamindar's wife
Raima Sen ... Rukmini
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arpan Basar Arpan Basar ... (as Arpan Bashar)
Shibani Bhattacharya Shibani Bhattacharya
Biswajit Chakraborty ... (as Bishwajit Chakraborty)
Dola Chakraborty Dola Chakraborty
Ratna Ghoshal Ratna Ghoshal
Kameshwar Mishra Kameshwar Mishra
Rimjhim Mitra Rimjhim Mitra ... (voice)
Deb Mukherjee ... (as Debesh Mukhopadhyay)
Mrinal Mukherjee Mrinal Mukherjee ... (as Mrinal Mukhopadhyay)
Santilal Mukherjee Santilal Mukherjee ... (voice) (as Santilal Mukhopadhyay)
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Storyline

In late 19th Century, Bengal Bhubaneswar Chowdhury (Jackie Shroff) is a wealthy and tyrannical Zamidar (Squire). He has two main obsessions: his desperate attempts for an heir, which even his new second wife Jashomati seems unable to deliver; and competing with his regional rivals to produce the most magnificent effigy of a goddess for the annual Durga Puja ceremony. This year he concocts a master plan - why not change the face of the goddess for the most powerful woman on Earth - Queen Victoria. Meantime his two wives Mahomaya and Jashomati try to look out for one another especially as Bhubeneshwar begins to sexually assault his younger wife each night. Traumatised and lonely, Jashomati is dangerously drawn towards the youthful sculptor who has been employed to create the great effigy of Durga, Goddess of destruction. Written by Cary Rajinder Sawhney

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Country:

India

Language:

Bengali | Hindi | English

Release Date:

28 October 2005 (India) See more »

Filming Locations:

Calcutta, West Bengal, India

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Trivia

Roopa Gangulys role was first offered to Manisha Koirala. See more »

Quotes

Zamindar: Have you brought the sample of your work?
Taracharan: Yes, he has got them, sir...
Taracharan: Show what have you brought?
Vrij Bhushan, a Bihari sculptor: Yes, Sir... I have got a Jhinga.
Zamindar: What have you brought a vegetable?
Zamindar: O... this a lobster... why do call it a Jhinga...
Zamindar: where did you bring him from, Taracharan?
Taracharan: Well, sir... I think they call it Jhinga in Hindi... Is it.
Zamindar: What a strange language!
Zamindar: They mix up vegetarian dish with non vegetarian dish!
[...]
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Good artistic work. You will need a different view to watch and understand this movie
25 August 2006 | by amitfromukSee all my reviews

I appreciate this movie from artistic point of view. This movie needs a very different view to understand it. From feminine point of view, it depicts the problems and feelings of a woman and need of a child in olden days. You will also find feelings of BritishRaj that how the title of Rai Bhadur became important during Queen Victoria's time.

Anyone who see this movie please see it completely. Listen the song which runs in the end of the movie.

You will find the oppression women suffered at the hands of their so called 'Masters' husbands and priests. A lively portrait of nineteenth century Bengal. Abhishek Bachchan's role is just limited as a potter but he leaves the message and ends the movie.


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