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April 8-14, 2005 - Masters of Indian Cinema
Name of the Film: Ghare Baire (The Home and the World)
Name of the Director: Satyajit Ray

Plot Summary: When the movie opens, a woman is recalling the events that molded her perspective on the world. Years ago, her husband, a wealthy Western-educated landowner, challenged tradition by providing her with schooling, and inviting her out of the seclusion in which married women were kept, to the consternation of more conservative relatives. Meeting her husband's visiting friend from college, a leader of an economic rebellion against the British, she takes up his political cause, despite her husbands warnings. As the story progresses, the relationship between the woman and the visitor becomes more than platonic, and the political battles, pitting rich against poor and Hindu against Moslem, turn out not to be quite as simple as she had first thought.

Filmmaker Bio:
Date of birth (location): 2 May 1921 Calcutta, West Bengal, British India. [now India]
Date of death (details): 23 April 1992 Calcutta, West Bengal, India.

Satyajit Ray was born in Calcutta on May 2nd., 1921. His father, Sukumar Ray was an eminent poet and writer in the history of Bengali literature. In 1940, after receiving his degree in science and economics from Calcutta University he attended Tagore's Viswa-Bharati University. His first movie Pather Panchali (1955) won several International Awards and set Ray as a world-class director. He died on April 23, 1992.

Cast and lead cast bios:

Cast Name


Gopa Aich The sister-in-law
Victor Banerjee Nikhilesh Choudhury
Bimala Chatterjee Kulada
Soumitra Chatterjee Sandip Mukherjee
Swatilekha Chatterjee Bimala Choudhury
Jennifer Kendal Miss Gilby (as Jennifer Kapoor)
Manoj Mitra Headmaster
Indrapramit Roy
Year made:

Language: Bengali with English Subtitles

Length: 140 min


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