Saturday, September 20, 2014

satyajit ray's charulata turns 50; a chat with the leads

madhabi mukerjee and soumitra chatterjee.

it is almost certainly ray's best film, and quite possibly the best film ever made in india. i used to think ray a typecast poverty porn filmmaker until i saw charulata and realized he was a genius. 

i saw the entire ray oeuvre decades ago at the boston museum of fine arts: there was a retrospective; and it was awesome

- the apu trilogy
- charulata
- the calcutta trilogy: jana aranya, pratidwandi, seemabaddha

several of them absolute masterpieces, especially charulata.

sent from samsung galaxy 0note, so please excuse brevity

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