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                                  The Lonely Wife

Main Story

BHUPATI, a wealthy man with a bent towards journalism in 19th century India, neglects charulata, his wife to pursue politics.

Amal, his brother, comes for a visit and after a while Bhupati coaxes him to “bring out” her artistic leaning. Amal does, but through their subtle interplay charulata comes to feel deeply for Amal.
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 Amal finally realizes that Charulata is in love with him. So as not to injure his brother, Amal leaves unexpectedly, Bhupati, however, catches charulata crying over Amal and is shocked and sorrowful.
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At one point Amal admits to charulata that a “woman’s mind can only be understood by men”, but when she ironically publishes a short story on her own and without his knowledge.
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AWARDS
President’s Gold Medal -                                 India 1964
Silver Bear -                             Berlin Film Festival 1965
Best Picture-           Roman Catholic Cinematographie 1965       
      
Golden Head or Palanque -      Acapulco Film Festival 1965                                                                    

CAST
Soumitra Chatterjee / Amal
Madhavi Mukherjee / Charulata
Sailen Mukherjee / Bhupati

BLACK & WHITE

LENGTH3284 meters

SCENARIO, MUSIC & DIRECTION          Satyajit Ray

PRODUCER                                              R.D.Bansal
                                       
PRODUCTION                                          RDB & CO.                                          

PRESS COMMENTS :

CHARULATA
is subjectively as powerful and subtle as objectively it is so explicit and precise ....................................................AMRITA BAZAR PATRIKA

.......entitle it to a place with the all time greats in the movie world..............................HINDUSTHAN STANDARD

Another memorable film by  Ray ......THE STATESMAN