la nuit bengali


The costuming of the movie adaptation of Maitreyi is the least of its troubles.  But it is as uncertain as Hugh Grant’s (yes the movie stars Mr Grant) French accented English in the film, partly because it is never made clear which year the movie is set in. However, the film largely borrows from the novel and leaves intact references to Tagore. For the most part Supriya Pathak wears handloom sarees and blouses common in the 80s. And Alain/Mircea never appears in Indian dress. 

Apologies for the pics-my copy has a pretty crap transfer.