Movie poster for Dosar
|Directed by||Rituparno Ghosh|
|Written by||Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay|
Konkona Sen Sharma
|Distributed by||Planman Motion Pictures|
|Running time||127 minutes|
Dosar (Bengali: দোসর; translation:Emotional companion) is a Bengali film released in 2006. Produced by Arindam Chaudhuri (Planman Motion Pictures) and directed by Rituparno Ghosh, the black-and-white film won the National Film Award - Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) for the lead role portrayal by Prosenjit Chatterjee. The movie additionally stars Konkona Sen Sharma, who for her part won the Best Actress Award at the New York Film Festival in 2007. This movie is selected for the 60th Cannes Film Festival in the Les Cinema Du Monde section.
- 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.
- Konkona Sen Sharma as ... Kaberi Chatterjee
- Prosenjit Chatterjee as ... Kaushik Chatterjee
- Chandrayee Ghosh as ... Mita Ray
- Shankar Chakraborty as ... Mita Ray's husband
- Pallavi Chatterjee as ... Brinda
- Parambrata Chatterjee as ... Bobby
- Saswata Chatterjee as Kaushik's younger brother
- Tota Roy Chowdhury as Kaushik's colleague
- 2007 :Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards: Best Actor Award for Prosenjit Chatterjee
- 2007, Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council (MIAAC) Film Festival : Best Actress for Konkona Sen Sharma.
- 2007, Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council (MIAAC) Film Festival : Best Director for Rituparno Ghosh.
- 2007, National Film Award - Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) for Prosenjit Chatterjee
- "Indiafm". Dosar. Retrieved September 2006.
- "Time of India". Dosar at Caanes. 17 May 2007. Retrieved 17 May 2007.
- "ndtvmovies". Konkona wins best actress award in NYC. Retrieved 12 November 2007.
- "ndtvmovies". Ghosh wins best director award in NYC. Retrieved 12 November 2007.
Director Rituparno Ghosh says no connection should be made between the content and black-and-white theme. It was just his fascination to do a black-and-white film. In his own words at the inauguration of the Tel-Aviv Indian film festival:
"Don't try to relate the subject to the chromatic value. Because I thought I want to do a black and white film and that is the ultimate logic. Because often we see as tech advances a newer format comes into being, the older format is thrown, banished from our life. It does not remain as a creative choice anymore....."
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