Charulata 2010 to hit the small screen

Charulata 2010 to hit the small screen


The story, inspired by Satyajit Ray's 1964 classic 'Charulata', is a modern take on Rabindranath Tagore's novel 'Nastanirh' (The Broken Nest), says serial director Srijit Roy.
"When Ray's 'Charulata' was released, it would have been very difficult to find such an example in real life. But today, every woman will be able to relate with the problems of Charulata as busy husbands don't find time for their wives," Roy said.

Ray's 'Charulata', based on Tagore's novel, starring Soumitra Chatterjee and Madhabi Mukherjee had won many laurels and is counted amongst one of the greatest films in Indian cinema.

They included the Golden Lotus Award for Best Film at the National Film Awards in 1965 and the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Ray's story was about the plight of a lonely housewife, Charulata, who leads a secluded life married to a newspaper owner in the Kolkata of the 1870's.
Her husband Bhupati, noticing her loneliness, asks his cousin, Amal, to keep her company which grows into a relationship.

"This is a completely new 'Charulata' of 2010. We are inspired by Ray's film, but it is not related. Our's is a contemporary version. But, the basic idea of the loneliness of a housewife remains the same," Roy said.
"In today's world there is a possibility of having a Charulata in every home with wives left alone after husbands turn busy," Roy said of the serial launched recently on Star Jalsha.
So, will this Charulata also get attracted to her brother-in-law?
"We have not developed the entire story yet. We might introduce a brother-in-law or a friend in the story. But, there are many other ways also to show loneliness," the director said.

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