Based on a short story by Bengali writer Prafulla Roy, the central idea developed by director Dasgupta, tells the story of a girl, Lati, whose mother Rajani is a prostitute living and ...
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Based on a short story by Bengali writer Prafulla Roy, the central idea developed by director Dasgupta, tells the story of a girl, Lati, whose mother Rajani is a prostitute living and working in a brothel in rural India. Rajani plans to offer her daughter to an older man, a rich husband and protector to her daughter. Lati, however, wants to return to school and finish her studies. Unwilling to pay such a price for material success, she runs away to Calcutta. The discovery of this new world is described parallel to other stories of emancipation, such as that of three young prostitutes, of an aged couple going nowhere and man's n landing on the moon. In a surrealistic approach typical of the director, a clumsy cat and an intelligent donkey are also present in the film. Written by
Screened at the International Film Festival, Mumbai by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Images.
Plot Synopsis: A prostitute decides to sell her young teenage daughter to a rich old man, so they can escape the bleakness of their lives. But the young girl who has been to school wants to pursue studies. All this unfolds against the backdrop of News of Man's First Trip to the Moon reaching the sleepy village.
Poetry and beauty against the harsh reality of prostitution. Uplifting hope and innocent beauty in the world of perversion and denigration. And a touching, inspiring metaphor. These are the elements that come together to make this stunningly simple, touching movie.
The story revolves around the idyllic beauty of the indian country side and the harsh ugliness of its brothel. The characters are mostly predictable but the sensitivity with which they are portrayed makes it a delight to watch. The Kind Hearted driver, the dirty old man, his yes-man, the prostitute who knows her time as a young femme fatale is at teh end of the tether, the donkey that always gives the truthful answer .... all make excellent characters in this tale that is woven like a fable. The protagonist is the
little girl who dreams of acquiring knowledge, what seems unattainable to her ... the metaphoric comparison with Man setting foot on the Moon. All of these beautiful elements make a sensitive movie that fills your heart and is completely uplifting.
The beautiful camera work, the lilting music, convincing performances and deft direction make this movie a delight to watch.
A charming 9!!
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