Close To My Heart - Rituparno Ghosh (Abohoman, Bariwali, Shubho Mahurat, Dosar)
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    Close To My Heart - Rituparno Ghosh (Abohoman, Bariwali, Shubho Mahurat, Dosar) (DVD Bengali)

    Close To My Heart - Rituparno Ghosh (Abohoman, Bariwali, Shubho Mahurat, Dosar)  (DVD Bengali)

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    • Genre: Drama
    • Main Cast: Dipankar Dey,Riya Sen,Ananya Chatterjee,Mamata Shankar,Jisu Sen Gupta,Kiran Kher,Chiranjeet Chakraborty,Sudipta Chakraborty,Rupa Ganguly,Abhishek Chaterjee,Rakhi Guljar,Sharmila Tagore,Nandita Das,Aninda Chatterjee,Tota Roychowdhury,Prosenjit Chatterjee,Konkona Sen Sharma,Chandreyee Ghosh,Shankar Chakraborty,Rituparno Ghosh
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      Abohoman: Aniket (Deepankar De) is one of the finest filmmakers of Bengal, Deepti (Mamata Shankar) is an actress, with whom he had fallen in love while casting in one of his films, who had sacrificed her career for love and marriage. Apratim (Jisshu Sengupta) is their only son. They had been a perfect family.

      The plot thickens when Aniket auditions a young actress, Shikha (Ananya Chatterjee), who bears an uncanny resemblance to his wife when she was younger. Deepti enthusiastically begins to coach Shikha for her husband's film ― so much so that Shikha becomes even more like the young woman Deepti used to be and, as a result, the aging Aniket falls in love with Shikha, a woman as young as his son, despite the sadness and trouble it brings to his family.

      Bariwali: This movie is a quiet drama about a lonely, unfortunate middle-aged woman. Banalata (Kiron Kher) has lived a solitary existence since her husband-to-be died the night before their wedding from a snake bite. Never having quite gotten over the tragedy, she rarely ventures out and is clearly very lonely. This changes when she agrees to allow a film production to shoot in a wing in her sprawling estate. Suddenly her house is filled with movie stars and glamorous people, including the beautiful actress Sudeshna (Rupa Ganguly) and charming director Deepankar (Chiranjeet Chakraborty). Though she knows that not only is Deepankar married but that his former lover Sudeshna still holds a torch for him, the lonely widow finds herself drawn to the director. He is exactly the sort of worldly character whom she has always longed to meet. The rakish man flirts back and even persuades Banalata to appear in a bit part in the movie. Yet once the film crew decamps, things at the estate return to the same grinding tedium as before, though the woman feels her isolation all the more acutely. The letters that Banalata writes to Deepankar go unanswered, and her bit part in the movie ends up on the cutting-room floor

      Shubho Mahurat: Shubho Mahurat (2003) is an award-winning Indian Bengali feature film directed by Rituparno Ghosh. The film is based on Agatha Christie's Miss Marple story The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side.

      The phrase "shubho mahurat" is associated with the beginning of shooting for a feature film. The first day of shooting is usually marked by a grand reception, followed by a token shooting or vice-versa. This Miss Marple-esque film began with this event. An NRI producer, Padmini Chowdhury (Sharmila Tagore), has come to India to invest in a film. An out-of-work director is assigned the job of direction.

      Dosar: The story revolves around Kaushik (Prosenjit Chatterjee) and Kaberi (Konkona Sen Sharma), a happy couple until a car accident takes away Mita, Kaushik��s mistress, and leaves Kaushik injured and grieving. Mita, the mother of a little boy and living with her husband, was Kaushik��s colleague. This revelation leaves Kaberi shattered. Kaushik successfully moves on with life leaving Mita behind and tries his best to repair the severely wounded relationship with his wife. Another couple in the film, Brinda (Pallavi Chatterjee) and Bobby (Parambrata Chatterjee), are also engaged in an extramarital relation. While Bobby is a bachelor, Brinda, quite older than Bobby, is unhappily married. They and Kaberi do group theatre together. Brinda-Bobby comes to a crossroads when Brinda becomes pregnant and Bobby is not sure whether the child is his or Brinda��s husband��s. However, he does not turn back and stands by Brinda in sorting out her issues.

      Kaberi often threatens divorce but ultimately is overpowered by the wife in her and cannot resist fulfilling her duties towards her husband at the time of crisis.On the other hand, Kaushik is also caught in his own predicament. The physical and mental trauma caused by the accident are portrayed with great skill and subtlety by Prosenjit. He has to not only come to terms with the loss of a loved one but is faced with the daunting task of winning back his wife's trust.

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      • Publisher
        • Moserbear
      • Title
        • Close To My Heart - Rituparno Ghosh (Abohoman, Bariwali, Shubho Mahurat, Dosar)
      • Format
        • DVD
      • Language
        • Bengali
      • Genre
        • Drama
      • Main Cast
        • Dipankar Dey,Riya Sen,Ananya Chatterjee,Mamata Shankar,Jisu Sen Gupta,Kiran Kher,Chiranjeet Chakraborty,Sudipta Chakraborty,Rupa Ganguly,Abhishek Chaterjee,Rakhi Guljar,Sharmila Tagore,Nandita Das,Aninda Chatterjee,Tota Roychowdhury,Prosenjit Chatterjee,Konkona Sen Sharma,Chandreyee Ghosh,Shankar Chakraborty,Rituparno Ghosh
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