Ghare-Baire (The Home and the World) Reviews

  • Aug 05, 2011

    one of the best international films ever!

    one of the best international films ever!

  • Sep 07, 2008

    Un des grands films de Satyajit Ray, quel fabuleux metteur en scene ! Une belle leçon aussi sur la tolerance, les conflits entre hindous et musulmans au Bengale...quel contraste avec les films Bollywood qu'on a l'habitude de voir et que j'aime aussi pour leur cote Kitch ! Du vrai bon cinema..A ne pas manquer si vous avez l'occasion de le voir..Il passe au Reflet Medicis.

    Un des grands films de Satyajit Ray, quel fabuleux metteur en scene ! Une belle leçon aussi sur la tolerance, les conflits entre hindous et musulmans au Bengale...quel contraste avec les films Bollywood qu'on a l'habitude de voir et que j'aime aussi pour leur cote Kitch ! Du vrai bon cinema..A ne pas manquer si vous avez l'occasion de le voir..Il passe au Reflet Medicis.

  • Jul 23, 2008

    Combines the political themes of Ganashatru with the extra-marital temptation of Charulata. On the first count, it succeeds admirably, weaving a complex issue. Although Ray clearly sympathizes more with Nikhil, it's not as blatantly one-sided as Ganashatru. As for the budding affair, that plotline isn't as deft and gets too melodramatic, but at least it's convincing. Technically, the film is far superior to most of Ray's color films, even majestic. Not a brilliant movie, but a very good one.

    Combines the political themes of Ganashatru with the extra-marital temptation of Charulata. On the first count, it succeeds admirably, weaving a complex issue. Although Ray clearly sympathizes more with Nikhil, it's not as blatantly one-sided as Ganashatru. As for the budding affair, that plotline isn't as deft and gets too melodramatic, but at least it's convincing. Technically, the film is far superior to most of Ray's color films, even majestic. Not a brilliant movie, but a very good one.

  • Feb 10, 2008

    This is just a template of everything and anything Satyajit Ray has made. In my opinion there isn't a more prolific and versatile director in the world. Ghare Baire has lot of subtleties probably observed and appreciated by someone who grew up in India watching the patriotic bollywood flicks. The otherwise puritan patriot has a gray personality. One the one hand he opposes the rich muslim traders but likes the lavish lifestyle and makes his friend's wife finance it. The subtlety of the affair between these two is also remarkable, very anit-western ..where an affair can only culminate in sex beneath the sheets with a post coital cigarette smoking scene.

    This is just a template of everything and anything Satyajit Ray has made. In my opinion there isn't a more prolific and versatile director in the world. Ghare Baire has lot of subtleties probably observed and appreciated by someone who grew up in India watching the patriotic bollywood flicks. The otherwise puritan patriot has a gray personality. One the one hand he opposes the rich muslim traders but likes the lavish lifestyle and makes his friend's wife finance it. The subtlety of the affair between these two is also remarkable, very anit-western ..where an affair can only culminate in sex beneath the sheets with a post coital cigarette smoking scene.

  • Nov 07, 2007

    another exquisite ray film from tagore's story

    another exquisite ray film from tagore's story

  • Oct 23, 2007

    great film.. Perfect in every respect of film..

    great film.. Perfect in every respect of film..

  • Aug 21, 2007

    One of the weaker Ray films...

    One of the weaker Ray films...