Ghare-Baire (The Home and the World)
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Ghare-Baire (The Home and the World)
Released in India as Ghare Baire, Home and the World offers a rare collaboration between that country's top director Satyajit Ray and versatile Indian film-personality Victor Banerjee. The latter plays a well-educated Hindu living in colonial East Bengal in 1908. When British governor-general Lord Curzon deliberately foments unrest between the Hindus and the Muslims in order to solidify his own power, Banerjee's best friend Soumitra Chatterjee tries to organize his countrymen into a rebellion. Banerjee introduces his wife Swatilekha Chatterjee to his charismatic rebel friend, hoping in… More
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As with the works of any great director, The Home and the World defies easy categorization."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"It's a lengthy but elegant film that is grandly acted by the three principals."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Vividly depicts the clash of values when the modernism of the West impinges on ancient Eastern ways in India."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"It is a contemplative movie -- quiet, slow, a series of conversations punctuated by sudden bursts of activity."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Satyajit Ray's characters must be the most subtly shaded and lovingly observed in all of cinema."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"Ray soft-pedals the ironies (the politician is, of course, a bounder), while bringing out the full emotional sweep of the young woman's awakening, suggesting that the violent demonstrations that rock the streets are the product of a similar repression."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"This graceful film by Ray is as much a tragic love story as an examination of political turmoil in 1908 India."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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