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Film poster
Film poster
Directed byShiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy
Produced byBachchu Biswas
Screenplay byNandita Roy
Story byNandita Roy
StarringRituparna Sengupta
Nigel Akkara
Debshankar Haldar
Bratya Basu
Music byJoy Sarkar and Surojit Chatterjee
CinematographyAnil Singh
Edited byMalay Laha
Release date
  • August 3, 2012 (2012-08-03) (Kolkata)
Running time
160 minutes

Muktodhara is a 2012 Bengali film directed by Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy.[2][3] This is a story about the prisoners of a correctional home ‒ Presidency jail who all have a dark past life but here they are being reformed day by day.[4][5][6]


Niharika Chatterjee is the wife of public prosecutor Arindam Chatterjee. Arindam is a dominating husband who is a male chauvinist. He dominates Niharika. Thus, Niharika is unhappy with her marriage life. They both have a sweet little child who is deaf and dumb. Niharika organises a party for girls who are physically challenged like her own daughter. There, she meets new Inspector General of correctional cells of West Bengal, Mr. Brij Narayan Dutta. The latter informs Niharika his plans and ideas of reforming convicts of the correctional cells. Being aware of Niharika's talent and skills, he requests Niharika to help him organise an event with the prisoners. Niharika agrees to the proposal with a condition that her husband needs to be kept in the dark. One day while they were having a rehearsal, Niharika wished to stage Rabindranath Tagore's Valmiki-Pratibha involving the inmates of the correctional cells. Niharika informs B.N.Dutta about it. B.N.Dutta likes the idea and approves the proposal. In the cellular jail, Yusuf Mohammad is a very well known criminal. He is accused of murder, kidnapping, etc. B.N.Dutta wants him to be in the play. He succeeds in convincing Mohommad Yousuf. It is he who later becomes 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 Mhd. Yousuf and though they got out of the jail through a tunnel, they return and complete the play.[7][8][9][10][11]



All tracks written by Surojit Chatterjee & Kamolini Chatterjee.

1."Gunti"Silajit Majumdar, Raghav Chatterjee, Mir Afsar Ali 
2."Alo"Surajit Chatterjee 
3."Dour Dour"Rupam Islam and Surajit Chatterjee 
4."Muktodhara theme song"Surajit Chatterjee 
5."National anthem"Inmates of Dumdum correctional home 

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Telegraph reviews Muktodhara". The Telegraph. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Muktodhara movie". Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  3. ^ "'Muktodhara' team gets together for a photo shoot". Times of India. May 15, 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Woman of substance". Telegraph Calcutta. November 23, 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Rituparna Sengupta organizes special screening of her film Muktodhara for President". Hindi TV.
  6. ^ "Minister Bratya Basu as a Lawyer in Muktodhara". The Times of India.
  7. ^ "Muktadhara synopsis". Muktadhara productions. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  8. ^ "The Power of Positive Movement-Muktodhara the flow in freedom". WordPress. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  9. ^ "Ramdhanu (2014) – Slice-Of-Life Film Works Like A Charm". WordPress. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  10. ^ "Shiboprosad Mukhopadhyay on why Muktodhara will make us sit up and take notice". The Telegraph. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
  11. ^ "My motion picture reviews Muktodhara as one of the top five movies of 2012". WordPress. Retrieved 23 January 2013.

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