Devi/The Goddess (1960)

The Goddess Devi Satyajit Ray

Devi simply means ‘The Goddess’. The movie Devi satrring Sharmila Tagore and Soumitra Chatterjee is influenced by a short story of Provatkumar Mukhopadhyay. The whole story revolves around the character of Sharmila Tagore, Dayamoyee that she is being an avatar of Goddess Kali which soon turns into a tragedy.

Charulata/The Lonely Wife  (1964)

charulata The lonely Wife Satyajit Ray

The movie Charulata is based on a novella by Rabindranath Tagore, Nastanirh which means The Broken Nest. In English, Charulata known as The Lonely Wife and this movie starrers Madhabi Mukherjee, Sailen Mukherjee and Soumitra Mukherjee in lead roles. The story revolves around a lonely wife and workaholic husband who asks his cousin to give company to his wife. But eventually the story revolves around the lust and attraction of wife towards cousin and finally she is left alone as a forsaken woman.