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Charulata Reviews

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March 18, 2013
Ray recognizes the paradox that reformers are insulated from the people for whom they toil, but the movie is too stately and attenuated.
August 29, 2014
Beneath the straightened 19th- century values and Mukherjee's deft, delicate performance lies a drama that's fit to burst with political and colonial discourse, class, proto-feminist values, music, poetry and, most of all, love. All life is here.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 29, 2014
An exquisitely traced drama of repressed desire, set in 1880 and shot in glowing, graphic black and white.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 21, 2014
Truly timeless.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 9, 2013
Madhabi Mukherjee was already an accomplished actress, but Charulata made her a beloved star. It's easy to understand why.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
February 9, 2006
Certainly one of Ray's best films, with a superb music score of his own composition.
October 24, 2007
Possibly more relaxed and leisurely than most Satyajit Ray films, Charulata nevertheless has a graciousness and dignity which impart an added sincerity to the simple, yet thoroughly acceptable story.
January 1, 2000
The film is so deeply evocative.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
August 29, 2014
Film masterpieces, like our heart's desire, shouldn't elude us forever; Charulata is an experience every movie-lover should share.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 14, 2005
Subtitles become irrelevant during these times since the real content comes from the juxtapositions, the body postures, the side glances, and the facial expressions
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 13, 2013
Pure genius, via India's master film artist Satyajit Ray.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
April 29, 2004
A singularly accomplished song to love, idealism, heartbreak and disillusionment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 29, 2014
This sense of urgency is enhanced by the flexible, inventive visual style Ray uses to evoke mixed or shifting feelings.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 22, 2004
What begins as a seemingly straightforward character study quickly develops into a scathing critique of the social hypocrisies of the Bengali Renaissance.
May 10, 2005
To put it baldly, as the Ray camera could never do, the picture is an artistic masterpiece, impeccably performed, but diluted in impact and power by a stately, inchworm pace that accentuates a plot as old and familiar as the hills.
March 28, 2015
...captures the tremors of real feeling that lie just below gilded surfaces.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 19, 2004
Outstanding! One of my favorite films done by this master.
| Original Score: 5/5
August 18, 2014
So little's openly stated, so much implied - as in Ray's own wistfully romantic score.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 11, 2013
One of the greatest joys of watching Ray's best films is the way he uses the "simplicity" of his cinematic style to convey the deepest of human emotions and leave us with a sense that the world might someday become a better place.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 5, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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