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3 compelling reasons to watch Rituparna Sengupta's Dharasnan at Habitat

Dharasnan is a tale of how an exploitation victim can, in spite of herself, turn into an exploiter.

Roushni Sarkar

In the beginning, Tamasha Barui (Rituparna Sengupta) seems to be a woman who has established her business with her smarts. However, it is gradually revealed that while she is married to a sickly man (Kanchan Mullick), Tamasha is physically involved with her business partner.

The film then goes into flashback mode and discloses that Tamasha had been a victim of relentless sexual exploitation and ill treatment at various levels, leading to her forced marriage. And now, for her economic gain, she has turned herself into a commodity.

A woman with shattered dreams and no conjugal bliss, Tamasha’s pursuit of self-interest grows to such an extent that, without being aware of it, she turns into an exploiter.

Here are three reasons why you should not miss the film at the Habitat Film Festival today.

1. The plot

The film makes a realistic depiction of how continuous exploitation can result in taking away all the humane qualities of a person and, ironically, increase his or her inclination to evil.

2. Rituparna Sengupta

The journey of the protagonist (Tamasha) played adroitly by Sengupta creates anticipation about her fate as she takes up the challenge to manipulate every threat to her own end.

3. Kanchan Mullick

The actor is seen in a very different avatar from his previous performances. His dramatic performance makes the climax all the more convincing.

Dharasnan is scheduled to be screened at the Habitat Film Festival in New Delhi's India Habitat Centre at 11 am on Sunday 20 May 2018.

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