iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview, buy, or rent movies, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Charulata

  NR

Satyajit Ray

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download this movie.

Plot Summary

Satyajit Ray’s exquisite story of a woman’s artistic and romantic yearning takes place in late nineteenth-century, pre-independence India, in the gracious home of a liberal-minded, workaholic newspaper editor and his lonely wife, Charulata (Madhabi Mukherjee). When her husband’s poet cousin (Soumitra Chatterjee) comes to stay with them, Charulata finds herself both creatively inspired and dangerously drawn to him. Based on a novella by the great Rabindranath Tagore, Charulata is a work of subtle textures, a delicate tale of a marriage in jeopardy and a woman taking the first steps toward establishing her own voice.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

TOMATOMETER

94%
  • Reviews Counted: 17
  • Fresh: 16
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 9.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: 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. – Howard Thompson, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: 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. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: You shouldn't miss this. – Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Certainly one of Ray's best films, with a superb music score of his own composition. – Tom Milne, Time Out, Oct 24, 2007

Read More About This Movie On Rotten Tomatoes

Customer Reviews

Enjoyed

I love the photography of the movie. Good acting!!!

Charulata
View In iTunes
  • $19.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 1964

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this movie.

More by These Actors

Become a fan of the iTunes and App Store pages on Facebook for exclusive offers, the inside scoop on new apps and more.