Rituparno Ghosh's Bariwali (1999) Bengali Film released online free via VOD | Double National Award-Winning Bangla Movie

BARIWALI Bengali Movie PosterCalcutta, Oct 18, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Directed by Rituparno Ghosh, the widely acclaimed Bengali film Bariwali (1999) features a star cast of Kiron Kher, Chiranjeet, Sudipta Chakraborty, Rupa Ganguly, Shivprasad Mukerjee, Abhishek Chatterjee, Surya Chatterjee and others with music directed by Debajyoti Mishra (exclusive audio interview on WBRi on-demand radio service). Bariwali won two national awards - Best Actress for Kiron Kher and Best Supporting Actress for Sudipta Chakraborty.

Bariwali is also known by it's English title The Lady of the House. The Indian Film Censor Board has assigned the film a rating of A (Adult).

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Synopsis: Bariwali is a quiet drama about a lonely, unfortunate middle-aged woman. Banalata (Kiron Kher) has lived a solitary existence since her husband-to-be died the night before their wedding from a snake bite. Never having quite gotten over the tragedy, she rarely ventures out and is clearly very lonely. This changes when she agrees to allow a film production to shoot in a wing in her sprawling estate. Suddenly her house is filled with movie stars and glamorous people, including the beautiful actress Sudeshna (Rupa Ganguly) and charming director Deepankar (Chiranjeet Chakraborty). Though she knows that not only is Deepankar married but that his former lover Sudeshna still holds a torch for him, the lonely widow finds herself drawn to the director. He is exactly the sort of worldly character whom she has always longed to meet. The rakish man flirts back and even persuades Banalata to appear in a bit part  in the movie. Yet once the film crew decamps, things at the estate return to the same grinding tedium as before, though the woman feels her isolation all the more acutely. The letters that Banalata writes to Deepankar go unanswered, and her bit part in the movie ends up on the cutting-room floor.

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