Basic Info
  1. Director: Satyajit Ray
  2. Alternative Title: Home and The World
  3. Year: 1984; Language: Bengali; Runtime: 140 min; Color: Color
  4. Writer: Satyajit Ray; Cinematographer: Soumendu Roy
  5. Cast: Soumitra Chatterjee, Victor Bannerjee, Swatilekha Chatterjee, Gopa Aich, Jennifer Kendall, Manoj Mitra, Indrapramit Roy, Bimal Chatterjee
Twenty years after Charulata (1964) Ray returned to Tagore, in colour, adapting a controversial novel that had increased in stature over the years. Set during the Swadeshi Movement  following the first communal partition of Bengal (1905), the movie deals with a subject that has often appeared in Ray’s work: the emancipation of women and what it does to them and to the men who love them
Interesting links
  1. Read Review on the New York Times
  2. Read interview of Swatilekha Sengupta on IndiaTimes
  3. Summary and Comments on
Where to watch/buy?
  1. Watch on Youtube with English Subtitles