Film - Feature | April 10 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Suman Mukhopadhyay, Film Director
Pranab Bardhan, Professor of Graduate School at the Department of Economics, UC Berkeley
Join us for a screening of award winning film director, Suman Mukhopadhyay's newest film, Asamapta (Incomplete).
Indrajit has come to the mountains to search for his childhood. He is staying in his friend Moloys house. Moloy and Tuki married out of love, but they are bitter now. Indrajit witnesses their diurnal quarrels. At this juncture Indrajit meets Mitun, his former love. Once upon a time they were supposed to get married, but Indrajit had backed out in the last minute. Mitun had later married Subrata with that searing pain of rejection in her heart. Mitun and Subratas warm conjugal bond is in stark contrast with the volatile married lives of Moloy and Tuki. Caught in between, the cautious and meticulous Indrajit begins to discover a new philosophical outlook towards relationships, marriage, and women. A series of events throws up new challenging questions about life that bring the eternal escape artist Indrajit to strange crossroads and lives begin to change.
Running time: 120 mins
About the Director
Suman was born in Howrah, a suburb of Kolkata, India and started his career as theatre actor and director. He has directed six feature films: Asamapta (2016), Shesher Kobita (2015); Kangal Malsat, (2013); Mahanagar@Kolkata (2009); Chaturanga (2008) and Herbert (2005). Herbert was given the National Award for Best Regional Film. He has participated in various national and international film festivals including Munich Film Festival, San Francisco Film Festival, Seattle Film Festival, Dubai Film Festival etc. He was a delegate to Cannes Film Festival from National Film Development Corporation, India.
Event made possible with the support of the Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies
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