Chokher Aloye

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  • NR
  • 1989
  • 2 hr 18 min
  • 0.0  (9)

Chokher Aloye is a powerful and emotionally charged Bengali drama film that was released in 1989. It is based on a novel by Rabindranath Tagore and explores the themes of love, jealousy, betrayal, and social conventions in a conservative society. The story revolves around the life of Binodini (played by Beena Banerjee), a young widow who has lost her husband and is forced to live with her brother-in-law Mahendra (played by Shakuntala Barua) and his wife Ashalata (played by Falguni Banerjee). Binodini is a strong and independent woman who is not afraid to speak her mind and stand up for herself, which is a stark contrast to the meek and submissive Ashalata.

Mahendra is a wealthy landowner who is infatuated with Binodini and starts to develop feelings for her. However, Binodini rejects his advances as she is still mourning the loss of her husband and is not ready for a relationship. Mahendra gets married to Ashalata, and Binodini becomes a close friend of Ashalata.

As time passes, Binodini starts to realize that she is in love with Mahendra and that Ashalata is not as innocent as she appears. She discovers that Ashalata has been having an affair with her childhood friend, Bihari (played by Subhendu Chatterjee), who is now a successful businessman. Ashalata loves Bihari and wants to be with him, but he is not interested in marrying her as she is already married.

Binodini tries to convince Ashalata to end her affair and be faithful to Mahendra, but she refuses to listen. Binodini then decides to leave Mahendra's house and start a new life for herself. Mahendra is heartbroken and tries to convince Binodini to stay, but she leaves anyway.

The film explores the complex relationships between the characters and the societal pressures that they face. It shows how women are expected to be submissive and obedient to men, and how they are often judged and criticized for not conforming to social norms.

The performances in the film are excellent, especially Beena Banerjee's portrayal of Binodini, who is a strong and fearless woman who defies societal expectations. Shakuntala Barua is also impressive as Mahendra, who is torn between his love for Binodini and his loyalty to his wife.

The film's cinematography is beautiful, and the music is haunting and emotional, which adds to the overall impact of the film.

Chokher Aloye is a thought-provoking and gripping film that not only entertains but also challenges the audience to question social norms and conventions. It is a must-watch for anyone interested in Bengali cinema and literature.

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