Chokher Bali (2003)
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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 Rajlakshmi (Lily Chakraborty), she becomes close personal friends with his wife Ashalata (Raima Sen). Eventually, Binodini's duplicitous actions shake up the entire household. Rai and Sen's voices have been dubbed into Bengali. Chokher Bali was nominated for the Golden Leopard at the 2003 Locarno International Film Festival. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi … More
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An interesting movie! Intriguing story plot. Aishwarya Rai stars.
Very good if you like drama. A must-see!
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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