- 1 hr 34 min
Barnali is a romantic drama film released in 1963 in India, directed by Ajoy Kar. It features Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, and Kamal Mitra in leading roles. The movie tells the story of a young and talented doctor, Dr. Ashoke Gupta (Soumitra Chatterjee), who arrives in a small town to work in a hospital. He meets a beautiful and educated young woman, Barnali (Sharmila Tagore), who is working as a teacher in a school in the same town. Dr. Gupta is drawn towards Barnali's intelligence, her passion for teaching and her love for her students. Barnali, on the other hand, is attracted to Dr. Gupta's intelligence, sincerity, and dedication towards his work. They both fall in love and decide to get married, with the blessings of their families. However, they soon realize that their ideologies and priorities in life are different. Dr. Gupta is a workaholic, which often leads to conflicts with his family and friends. He believes that work and career are the most important things in life, and he is willing to make sacrifices for his profession. Barnali, on the other hand, values relationships and family more than anything else. She believes that love and friendship are the key to happiness in life. As their marriage progresses, their differences become more apparent, and they struggle to come to terms with them. With Barnali's encouragement, Dr. Gupta starts to change his priorities and learns to value relationships and love more than his job. He starts to spend more time with his family and friends, and tries to be a better partner to Barnali. Their love is tested when Dr. Gupta is offered a job in a big city, which could be a turning point in his career. Barnali is hesitant to move to the city, as she is worried about leaving her students behind and adjusting to a new place. Dr. Gupta, on the other hand, sees this as an opportunity to make a name for himself and provide a better life for his family. Barnali and Dr. Gupta's relationship is tested as they struggle to find a middle ground that will make both of them happy. Their love for each other is put to the test as they navigate their differences and try to find a way to make their marriage work. The film is a beautifully shot and emotionally engaging love story that explores the complex nature of relationships and the sacrifices that come with loving someone deeply. The chemistry between Soumitra Chatterjee and Sharmila Tagore is palpable and their performances are outstanding. The film's music, composed by Hemanta Mukherjee, is also noteworthy and adds to the emotional depth of the story. Overall, Barnali is a must-watch for fans of classic romantic films, and anyone looking for a thought-provoking and emotionally engaging movie.