November 30, 2016
Movie Review: Charulata - 1964
It turns out, while yes he is lazy, Amal is quite a talented writer. Charu finds this out and develops a fondness for him. Amal did not really show the feelings toward Charulata, but he was young and would not dare cross his cousin. Bhupti was oblivious to all of this. Charu grows as a character as she opens up more and more and her talents as a writer start to show. She and Amal are able to read each others writings and the two form a bond. Amal, ever the good cousin would not let this happen.
Overall, Charulata was not a favorite of mine. It was slow and you could see there was not going to be an ending that many would be happy about.
This was part of the Criterion Collection. I received it in a subscription box called Boxwalla. I review their service on HelloSubscription.com