Chokher Bali

 (2003)

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Excellent film....but pay attention!!!
Feb 09, 2006
NickelBak - imdb.com
I bought the DVD a long time ago and finally got around to watching it.I really enjoyed watching this film as you don't get the chance to see many of the more serious better quality bollywood films like this. Very... Full review
Just what the doctor ordered...For Aishwarya!
Feb 05, 2006
Sherazade - imdb.com
What do you do if you're Aishwarya Rai, coming off of a blockbuster film like 'Devdas', with some skeptical critics still relentlessly unsatisfied with your astounding performance or convinced by your strong screen presence and stellar acting skills, what do... Full review
My view of this movie
Aug 23, 2005
Manohar Dudda - imdb.com
I concur with what mallicka.b has said. The movie is portrayed in a way which appears to be a kind of vilification on the original content. Emotions aren't conveyed properly. I guess a couple of not-so-good performances also contributed to... Full review
at DC Filmfest 2005
Apr 22, 2005
mamlukman - imdb.com
Chokher Bali was shown at the (Washington) DC Filmfest April 15, 2005. The director, Rituparno Ghosh, was there to give a short introduction and answer questions afterwards.As always, I think Aishwarya did a fantastic job. I can understand those who... Full review
Tagore's Vintage Classic... That is enduring... That is alluring
Feb 24, 2005
Srinivasan Raghunathan - imdb.com
Chokher Bali – A passion play.Based on Rabindranath Tagore's novel of the same name, this is a classic tale of deception, adultery and relationship exploitation. Set in 1900 Bengal, director Rituparno Ghosh transformed the Nobel Laureates' acclaimed literature into a... Full review
The Hindi version of the film is 121 minutes. Set in Bengal in the early 1900's, the film (based on Tagore's novel) draws an analogy between the British colonization of India and the subjugation of women. An educated and beautiful... Full review
Choker Bali : A reminiscent of our past
Dec 25, 2004
freewriter - imdb.com
I saw 2 hour version of Choker Bali. I cannot say that is long. The movie has a certain natural pace to it and does not seem to lag at any time. The costume and the set are reminiscent of... Full review
Very slow-paced; Aishwarya miscast
Nov 22, 2004
AishFan - imdb.com
First, I would like to admit that Chokher Bali was not my cup of tea. This movie was evidently not targeted toward the masses. It's the type that critics would enjoy watching. The hype and publicity were quite misleading.I was... Full review
The strength of this Tagore novel was the simultaneous portrayal of the baser human instincts and its destructive effects and the nobler human emotions and its uplifting purifying effects in its central protagonist- Binodini. Binodini's deliberate enticement of Mahendra was... Full review
visually stunning and well executed
Oct 10, 2003
praetor3 - imdb.com
this is one of the best bengali movies i've seen in my life and the director has to get all the credit. Tagore's novels are one of the hardest to execute on the big screen and the director handles it... Full review

Critics Reviews

| Nov 24, 2008
dearcinema.com
But the problem lies in the fact that the non-linear progression of the film has not been dealt well at all. The film is readable with all its flaws. ... Full Review
| Nov 12, 2008
PopMatters
Rituparno Ghosh, a young director from Kolkata, is the creative successor to these great directors, and Chokher Bali , is a lyrical example of his craft and his obsession with one of India's disgraceful injustices - its religious and cultural subordination of women. ... Full Review
| Sep 14, 2008
Times of India
However, it has already been screened at some of the worlds finest film festivals Toronto, Rome, London and Rotterdam. But, there are some actors to whom acting comes so easily that they enhance the look and feel of whats asked from them, feels this talented filmmaker. ... Full Review
| Sep 04, 2008
Urban Cinefile
On the whole this is a good, but not great, film - the use of music is fairly conventional, as are the occasional camera flourishes. Far from Bollywood, the "quality" side of the Indian film industry is represented by this slow yet interesting period melodrama, based on a novel by Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore. ... Full Review
| Sep 01, 2006
Real Bollywood
The legendary Suchitra Sen's grand-daughter Raima has already done a cluster of Bengali films including Rituparno Ghosh's Chokher Bali . Rahul is a fabulous actor. Rahul is a talented and sensitive actor. ... Full Review

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Report Violation abc (1767 days ago)
The story of the film is about the relationships between four young people, two men and two women. Mahendra (Prosenjit), is a spoilt young dandy, the pride
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