The title of the novel Chokher Bali explains the story line: Two young friends Binodini and Asha gradually become the irritant of each others. After reading the other two answers here, I am tempted to share a word of caution : the ending of Tagore’s novel ‘Chokher Bali’ is pretty different in content from. The Filminists review the adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s Chokher Bali by Anurag Basu. With a score of 12 (on a scale from -5 to 15), this.

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This story revolves choher four characters and their evolving amorous relationships, which are complicated by the machinations of arranged marriage:.

The major narrative events of this earlier period can be pieced together from this as follows:. Within the context of this matrix of events, Basu tells this tale in the form of a sequence of passionate excerpts from an existing, presumably known but only dimly articulated, narrative.


There is no real character development or progressive psychological motivation expressed in this story telling. Instead it reels from one passionate, moody chokhe to another, without the narrative development needed for motivation.

Chokher Bali

Since these are missing from the episodes under discussion, it would probably be helpful to be already familiar with the main story sequence before watching these episodes. In addition to the obscurity of the narrative progression, there are also some other weaknesses in this presentation.

This is because Binodini is always wearing a white sari in both contexts, so cuts back to the six-years-later context are often unsignaled. Director Basu tried to solve this problem by showing Bihari sporting a beard and wearing glasses in the six-years-later context he is clean-shaven and not bespectacled in the earlier segments. There are also a number of scenes littered with shaky hand-held camera shots and jump-cuts that can be disrupting to the viewer.

Choker Bali: A Passion Play () – Plot Summary – IMDb

In addition, the acting performance of Bhanu Uday as Mahendra, though emphatic, is weak and artificial. As mentioned, there are a number of emotive, atmospheric hali conveying passion, longing, and melancholy that are very affecting.


These are conveyed by breathtakingly artistic visual compositions with carefully shaded chiaroscuro and character orchestration. And they are all complemented by the stirring music of series composer Anurag Saikia. In addition, the moving performance of Radhika Apte as Binodini in many of these scenes is particularly effective.

Her expressive features suggesting suppressed passions are what will linger in your memory. They remind us that love is a many splendored thing and often the driving force behind our most earnest aspirations.

“Stories by Rabindranath Tagore” Chokher Bali (TV Episode ) – IMDb

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