Bela Seshe: Portrayal of women’s images from 21’st century

Bela Seshe (English: At the end of the day) (Also written as Belaseshe: In The Autumn of my Life) is a Bengali family drama film directed by the duo, Nandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee, produced by M.K. Media and Windows Productions and distributed by Eros International. The film brought back Satyajit Ray’s iconic Ghare Baire pair, Soumitra Chatterjee and Swatilekha Sengupta on the big screen after 30 years.

Besides Soumitra Chatterjee and Swatilekha Sengupta in lead roles, the film also stars Rituparna Sengupta, Aparajita Auddy, Monami Ghosh, Indrani Dutta, Sohini Sengupta, Kharaj Mukherjee, Anindya Chatterjee, Barun Chanda, Sohag Sen, Sujoy Prasad Chatterjee and Shankar Chakraborty in pivotal roles. The film was released on 1 May 2015 in West Bengal and on 26 June 2015 in other states of India. Belaseshe received the Best Bengali Film Award at the Zee Cine Awards 2016 and also became the Best Film at the International Bengali Film Awards 2016.


Synopsis

Biswanath Mazumdar (Soumitra Chatterjee) shocks his son and daughter-in-law (Shankar Chakraborty and Indrani Dutta), three daughters (Rituparna Sengupta, Aparajita Auddy and Monami Ghosh) and their husbands (Sujoy Prasad Chatterjee, Kharaj Mukherjee and Anindya Chatterjee) by announcing his decision to divorce his wife, Aarti (Swatilekha Sengupta) after 49 years of marriage. The rest of the story follows an emotional re-discovery of the institution of marriage.

 

Lecturer in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies. Before joining here, she worked as a lecturer in Journalism & Media Studies at Stamford University Bangladesh.
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