Chokher Bali :: Movie Review

I watched Chokher Bali, the Hindi version of the Bengali movie, a few weeks ago. The movie is a decade old, released in the year 2003. Having heard a lot of appraises and many reviews saying a No No watch, the movie speaks about the sacrifice and the status of the young widow in the society in the olden days.





Aishwarya Rai plays the role of a young widow, Binodini, who lost her husband within the first anniversary and strictly followed the norms set by the society for a widow wearing a white saree and other rituals, though she is educated and can speak English, during the early 20th century. Reema Sen, an illiterate plays Ashalata, is the wife of Prosenjit Chatterjee playing the role of Mahendra. Mahendra's mother requests the lonely Binodini to stay at their house. Ashalata and Binodini become good friends and Mahendra's mother is also impressed by Binodini's intelligence and wit. As time flies, Mahendra soon realizes that Binodini is beautiful, smart and intelligent and falls for her. Their relationship continues in secrecy and soon Ashalata learns the fact and leaves the home and travels to Kashi. Ashalata's mother-in-law accuses her of the mistake and asks Binodini to leave the house. Binodini approaches Behari, Mahendra's friend, who always admires her, to marry her. But Behari refuses. Binodini later returns to her house in her village but Mahendra follows her. I will not write the complete story here and will wait for the reader to watch it. Aishwarya's role as Binodini is outstanding and has carried out very well. It would be wrong if one doesn't appreciate the role played by Reema Sen. Her role as Binodini's friend is absolutely stunning.

The young widow had suffered being taken advantage by Mahendra and would not give her a status of a wife and would remain his keep. The novel, authored by Rabindranath Tagore had always regretted the ending.

Discover a hobby


I am a Gemini and I wouldn't deny having myriad interests and every time you will see something or the other new stuff coming up on my blog. Recently, I came across this website: http://discoverahobby.com/hobby_list.php and I was checking what hobbies I can add to my bin and to my surprise, I noted that I have tried most of the below and my blog entries are a proof to it.

Reading book
Writing stories/blogs
Photography
Travel
Tennis
Swimming
Gym
Aerobics
Running
Walking
Origami

Collecting
Stamps
Coins
notes
souvenirs
miniatures
postcards
pens
idols
key chains
wrist watches

Astrology
Astronomy
Bowling
Calligraphy
Caricature
Cardio workout
cats
Classical music
cooking
stitching
cycling
Freelance writing
Genealogy
Hiking
Langauges
Lomography
Parasailing
Salsa
screenwriting
scuba diving
snorkeling
sewing
singing
musical instruments
sky diving
swimming
Tea drinking

Squash
Surfing
Tattoo
water ski
snow ski

Website designing
wine tasting

Yoga

The ones highlighted in Red are yet to be accomplished and hope to do them soon. ;)

What are you list of hobbies?