A newspaper editor's workaholic temperament more or less causes him to neglect his young wife, so her attention drifts to his more flamboyant brother, who dreams of being a poet. Though this film has been strongly praised by many, the wife-who-wanders concept is hardly uncommon in the movies, and Ray's treatment is purely functional and takes his time getting to the predictable conclusion where the husband discovers his wife may not be entirely in love with him. There's a lot of 'local color' - song, decor - that add some surface-level interest, but it's really a glorified soap opera not unlike the films of Douglas Sirk.
Director: Satyajit Ray
Year Released: 1964