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  • Unishe Apri

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     1'''Unishe April''' 
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     41994 138’ col Bengali 
     5d/s Rituparno Ghosh pc Spandan Films p Renu 
     6Roy c Sunirmal Majumdar m Jyotishka 
     7Dasgupta 
     8lp Aparna Sen, Debashree Roy, Dipankar Dey, 
     9Prasenjit 
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     12Ghosh’s second feature, a major success, is an 
     13Autumn Sonata (Ingmar Bergman, 1978) type 
     14melodrama focussing on the differences 
     15between a famous mother, the dancer Sarojini 
     16(Sen), and her daughter Aditi (Roy), a medical 
     17student in Delhi. The daughter, as was her 
     18doctor father before her, is unable to handle 
     19her mother’s sense of independence and fame. 
     20Most of the film takes place in a single night in 
     21Calcutta as the daughter tries to commit suicide 
     22on the anniversary of her father’s death. A 
     23barrage of dialogue - devoted to showing two 
     24major Bengali female stars, Sen and Roy, 
     25locked in a histrionic duel - ends only when 
     26the two become reconciled, not through any 
     27resolution of the major issues involved in their 
     28problems, but by reconfirming the filial bond. 
     29The film marked a departure from the 
     30dominant melodramas of the time which were 
     31geared to addressing, in the industry’s terms, 
     32‘female and rural’ audiences rather than the 
     33urban middle class habituated to ‘modernising’ 
     34television drama. 
     35 
     36[[Film]]