Chokher Bali, A Passion Play set between 1902 and 1905 is a story of a beautiful, educated woman, Binodini, struggling to free herself from the oppression of widowhood. Widowed within a year of marriage, she movers into Mahendrss house, the man who was once offered her hand in marriage and refused. There she meets Mahendras wife Ashalata and friend Behari, who is in and out of the house. Among these develops a forbidden attraction, a mesmerizing web of destiny and desire.Awards:
* National Award for Best Bengali Film, Best Art Direction and Best Costume designs for 2003
* Rituparno Ghosh was nominated for the Golden Leapord at the Locarno Film festival
*Nominated at the The Indian Panorama 2004 and to be showcased at IFFI in Novermber 2004.
* Was one of the nominated films in Indias Oscar entry.
* Screened at the Annual Indian Film Festival at Los Angeles