Charulata Bengali Crulat in English also known as The Lonely Wife is a 1964 Indian Bengali drama film by director Satyajit Ray, based upon the novella Nastanirh The Broken Nest by Rabindranath Tagore. It features Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee and Sailen Mukherjee.

Charulata is based on the 1901 novella Nastanirh The Broken Nest by Bengali author Rabindranath Tagore. Ray later said that he liked the novella because it has a western quality to it and the film obviously shares that quality. Thats why I can speak of Mozart in connection with Charulata quite validly. Ray decided to set the film in the 1880s instead of in 1901 and spent many months researching the historical background of the film. For the first time in his career he worked without a deadline both during preproduction and during the shooting. Ray worked closely with art director Bansi Chandragupta and no interior scene was shot on location. All sets were either built or remodeled to accurately portray India in the 1880s. Ray cast Indian actress Madhabi Mukherjee in the role of Charulata , but had difficulty with her due to her addiction to eating paan, which stained her teeth black. Because of this Ray had to be careful about what camera angles he used to film Mukherjee. Ray once called Charulata his favorite of his own films.Charulata holds one of the highest ratings for an Indian film in Rotten Tomatoes, a 96 fresh rating. It also holds an 8.410 rating on imdb. It has been widely regarded as one of the finest films made in the Indian Cinema history, and has won wide critical acclaim overseas as well. ........

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