Rituparno Ghosh’s films screened as tribute

Published: 30th June 2013 11:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2013 11:40 AM   |  A+A-

Paying tribute to Rituparno Ghosh, the Kochi Metro Film Society conducted a screening of two of his films in the mini theater in Children’s Park on Saturday. The films that were screened were ‘Unishe April’ and ‘Chitrangada-The Crowning Wish’.

As the lights went out in the mini theater, a packed audience of around 50 film enthusiasts from various walks of life, mused over the lights, shadows and intense drama that had set a trailblazer of new wave Bengali Cinema. Those who had seen the reel-magic of Rituparno Ghosh before said that it was a refreshing experience for them and for the new kids around the corner, they said they got to relaise why there was a lot of tears and whispers in the media when ‘Rituda’ died.

The National Award winning ‘Unishe April’ of 1994, the second film of Rituparno Ghosh starred Aparna Sen, Debashree Roy, Prosenjit Chatterjee and Dipankar Dey.

The film portrayed strained relationship between a young girl and her mother in the backdrop of her father’s glittering memory.

 ‘Chitrangada’, the 2012 film premiered in the New York Film Festival, scripted and directed by Rituparno Ghosh, told the story of a choreographer struggling with his gender identity.


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