Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Why MUKTODHARA is a must watch at Darpan 2013?

Muktodhara gives a strong message of rehabilitation; about prisoners of a correctional home; about the need for social acceptance to help ex-convicts live on with dignity.

Niharika is the unhappy wife of public prosecutor Arindam, a dominating, male chauvinist husband. She organises a party for girls who are physically challenged like her own daughter. There, she meets new IG  of correctional cells of West Bengal. The latter requests Niharika to use her talent, skills and organize an event which will execute his ideas of reforming convicts of the correctional cells. Niharika agrees to the proposal with a condition that her husband needs to be kept in the dark.

Niharika plans to stage Tagore's Valmiki-Pratibha involving the inmates of the correctional cells. In the cellular jail, Yusuf Mohammad, the dreaded criminal, is convinced to become Niharika's main protagoinst in the stage play. Mohammad Yousuf gradually changes as Niharika keeps training them. They plan to escape from the jail at the day of the play. But, the feeling of guilt encompasses  Yousuf and though they got out of the jail through a tunnel, they return back and complete the play.

Rituparna Sengupta stars in this movie.

Muktodhara (Language – Bengali (Indian) with English subtitles; Rating – TBA) will be screened on 7th Sep, 3:30pm at Cathay Cineleisure, as part of the Indian Film festival - Darpan 2013.

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