The title of the novel Chokher Bali explains the story line: Two young friends Binodini and Asha gradually become the irritant of each others. After reading the other two answers here, I am tempted to share a word of caution : the ending of Tagore’s novel ‘Chokher Bali’ is pretty different in content from. The Filminists review the adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s Chokher Bali by Anurag Basu. With a score of 12 (on a scale from -5 to 15), this.

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Unfortunately, while I can read Bengali, since it bqli not my mother tongue, it would take me ages to finish the book in the language and I am too impatient.

Chokher Bali

Asha trusts Binodini to be her friend and very innocently names their friendship as Chokher Bali. I am just so glad that I got to read this book. Chokher Bali – The Grain of Sand 2. Two young friends Binodini and Asha gradually become the irritant of each others eyes. Affection, honour, selflessness, jealousy, spite, selfishness… all are here, and more.

This infatuation does not last long, however, and Mahendra soon begins to see that Binodini is more his type. He condemns all kinds of taboos and unjust customs which deprive widows of their rightful existence; confined to live a mournful colorless life. She just wants to feel wanted, a feeling she has not known because of the early death of her husband.


This year i had decided to give up on books.

Trivia About Chokher Bali. This is one of those books that motivate me to take up Bengali again and read unabridged. Binodini hails the woman and the two soon agree that it would be best if Binodini came to live with the woman and her son, Mahendra who, by the way, was one bail the first to see Binodini’s photo when choiher was unwed and up for grabs yet refused her on account of his being “unready for marriage”.

Reading enriches the soul and mind with the ability to transform the life. Written by Epic Channel. Women were expected to jump into the funeral pyre of their husbands, which would be lighted with sandalwood so that after the flames would consume their flesh, their souls would arise in a fragrant plume of dust and be blown by the wind towards the heavens in obeisance to will of the gods.

And forgiveness is beautiful. These are conveyed by breathtakingly artistic visual compositions with carefully shaded chiaroscuro and character orchestration.

They were deprived of everything and this story portrays the struggle of one such young widow. The name Rabindranath Tagore needs no introduction as a literary figure. The ending was exactly same as the one in the book.

The story details the lives of these three and Mahendra’s best friend as they deal with issues such as distrust, adultery, lies, and falling-out. And that’s the saddest part What sets Tagore apart from his Western contemporaries, for better or worse, is his use of mysticism and religious ethos, to define the way his protagonists think and act. They get news that Binodini has got married.


Tagore originally wrote in his regional Language Bengali. While the story is set in the area around Calcuta and talks about an Indian mariage and family many of the problems could apply to people all over the world. Jogajob and 8. Aishwarya has given one of her finest chokyer and one of the best in cinema. This is one of those books that chooher me to take up Bengali again Chokher Bali is a melodramatic and rather sexual tale of family, love and loss.

Chokher Bali is such a complicated story of love, lust and longing.

Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore storyRabindranath Tagore. Chokher Bali is a regional word of Bengali language chokhr literally means ‘sand in the eye’ or a constant irritant to the eye. Tagore translated in English has always had a stilted and archaic quality.

Their dream is gradually shattered by the arrival of Binodini.