Charulata - The Lonely Wife (1964)

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Charu lives a lonely and idle life in 1870s India, while her husband devotes more time to his newspaper than to their marriage. However, he sees her loneliness and asks his brother-in-law, Amal, to keep her company. After several months, Charu and Amal's feelings for each other evolve into something more than friendship.


  • Soumitra Chatterjee
  • Madhabi Mukherjee
  • Shailen Mukherjee
  • Shyamal Ghoshal
  • Gitali Roy
  • Tarapada Basu
  • Gopaldas Bhattacharya
  • Dilip Bose
  • Ramesh Chandra Chandra
  • Sunilkanta Dasgupta

Did You Know?


  • Ray once called Charulata his favorite of his own films.
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  • When Bhupati shows Amal his weekly newspaper 'The Sentinel', he reads the details as " 24th issue of the sentinel dated April the 9th, 1879' but when Amal sees it, the date is printed on the newspaper as 7 April, 1879.
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    • Bhupati Dutta: The British have a phrase: "the idle rich." I intend to prove them wrong. Just having money doesn't mean you're lazy, does it?
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