Chokher Bali (2003)

Chokher Bali





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Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh directs the costume melodrama Chokher Bali: A Passion Play, based on the 1902 novel by Rabindranath Tagore. Set in the early 1900s, the film draws parallels between the British colonization of Bengal and the domestic situation of a Calcutta household. Hindi-speaking movie star Aishawarya Rai plays the lead role of Binodini, a young widow who arrives at the home of Westernized patriarch Mahendra (Prosenjit Chatterjee). While working as a caretaker for his mother … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Rabindranath Tagore, Rituparno Ghosh
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On DVD: Feb 1, 2005

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An interesting movie! Intriguing story plot. Aishwarya Rai stars.
Very good if you like drama. A must-see!

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After only the first 10mins, I knew I wouldnt like it. It had the potential to be good but the sudden drama-attacks the women got and the dialogue was just annoying. One thing would lead to another without making sense. I'd been wanting to see this but I wish I picked something else to watch. I was just waiting for it to be over and the ending is unsatisfactory too. (cept for what happened to the Mother).

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