Bollywood family drama directed by Satyajit Ray. Set in Calcutta at the end of the 19th century when India was under British rule, the film follows Charulata (Madhabi Mukherjee), the intelligent and childless wife of politically active publisher Bhupati (Shailen Mukherjee). Aware of his wife's ever-growing boredom due to his own absence, Bhupati asks his younger cousin Amal (Soumitra Chatterjee) to stay in their house and encourage his wife's literary ambitions. As Amal and Charulata get to know one another a relationship grows between the pair, but will either go beyond their loyalty to Bhupati and act upon it?
New, restored 2K digital film transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
New interview program with actors Madhabi Mukherjee and Soumitra Chatterjee
Adapting Tagore, a new interview program featuring Indian film scholar Moinak Biswas and Bengali cultural historian Supriya Chaudhuri
Archival audio interview with director Satyajit Ray, conducted by film historian Gideon Bachmann
New English subtitle translation
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Philip Kemp and a 1980s interview with Ray by his biographer Andrew Robinson
Cover illustration by Satyajit Ray, design by Marian Bantjes