Basic info
  1. Director: Rituparno Ghosh
  2. Producer: Anupam Kher
  3. Alternative Title: The Lady of the House
  4. Country: India; Year: 2000; Language: Bengali; Runtime: 150 min; Color: Color
  5. Cast: Kirron Kher, Chiranjeet, Roopa Ganguly, Sudipta Chakraborty, Abhishek Chatterjee;
By placing the protagonist Banalata both within the feudal space as well as within the bhadralok discourse, one can trace the transition from tradition to modernity that the story represents, and in turn trace Ghosh’s unique understanding of and reaction against India’s prevailing social and cultural norms. (Film Quarterly)
Interesting links
  1. Review by Julia Dutta
  2. Interview of Rituparno Ghosh: Silhouette
  3. Long essay on Ghosh’s cinema: Caravan
  4. Remembering Rituparno Ghosh: The New York Times
  5. Conversations with Ghosh in the book Cinema, Gender and Art: Amazon
Where to watch/buy?
  1. Watch on YouTube with English subtitles
  2. Buy on Amazon