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Swastika Mukherjee brings out the pain of lonely housewives in Tasher Ghawr: Watch video

Directed by Sudipto Roy, the film revolves around the lonely life of Sujata, a simple housewife. 

Roushni Sarkar

Hoichoi's upcoming film Tasher Ghawr features Swastika Mukherjee in the lead. Directed by Sudipto Roy, the film revolves around the story of Sujata, a simple housewife but a victim of the patriarchal system like many others.

Tasher Ghawr was conceptualised and shot recently as the process of unlocking from the lockdown began as the state government allowed shoots to resume in June. 

In the video, Mukherjee can be seen working in the kitchen in a make-up free look. The Rabindra Sangeet playing in the background creates a mood for the domestic world Sujata has created on her own. In the middle of her activities, she starts talking directly to the camera and begins to tell her story, bringing up an anecdote from her childhood.

As she begins speaking of her childhood, with referring to her house in the Chittaranjan Avenue, she clearly comes across as a woman, who believes in the simplicity of life, in which home and environment matter the most. She speaks of a peepal tree, with which she would often share her feelings. The tree was her confidante.

However, she would dream of getting married early on and hoped to get away from Chittaranjan and create a domestic life of her own with utmost care and love. She describes the day she got the proposal for her arranged marriage as her happiest day. Then, with a sigh, she concludes that she got married.

Sujata reveals a lot about herself in the few monologues. Her anecdote of finding a sole confidante in a tree, perhaps, indicates that she hardly had a friend in her childhood. Also, the moment she describes the day on which she got the proposal to be the happiest, Sujata also silently adds that she perhaps hardly found happiness after that.

The video clearly suggests that the film revolves around Sujata’s journey of search of her ‘self’, in a life that she did not get to choose.

Tasher Ghawr is due to be released on Hoichoi from 3 September. Watch the announcement video and let us know if you would be keen to watch the film

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