The Lonely Wife (1974)

Audience Score
NR 1 hr 57 minJul 4th, 1974Romance, Drama
In 1870s India, Charulata is an isolated, artistically inclined woman who sees little of her busy journalist husband, Bhupati. Realizing that his wife is alienated and unhappy, he convinces his cousin, Amal, to spend time with Charulata and nourish her creative impulses. Amal is a fledgling poet himself, and he and Charulata bond over their shared love of art. But over time a sexual attraction develops, with heartbreaking results. Preserved by the Academy Film Archive in partnership with The Film Foundation and Merchant and Ivory Foundation in 1996.