Mukherjee Dar Bou Review: A Heart Wrenching Tale Depicting The Subtle Nuances And The Tribulations Of Womanhood!

Mukherjee Dar Bou Review: A Heart Wrenching Tale Depicting The Subtle Nuances And The Tribulations Of Womanhood!
Directed By: Pritha Chakraborty
3.5/5 Stars

Director Pritha Chakraborty has curated the film Mukherjee Dar Bou which is a heart warming tale depicting the subtle nuances and intricacies of womanhood. She showcased how one woman can uplift another woman shackling the chains of their own insecurities and fear maintaining a sense of harmony in a household. It depicts a unique bond between a mother-in-law and her daughter-in-law who soon resonate with each other's emotions due to their profound loneliness.

But the main tribulation depicted in the film are the chains of patriarchy which tends to narrow down the aspirations of women and lead them down a claustrophobic life shaping their insecurities in the later stages of life. All the characters are showed to be a victim of the mirthless patriarchal society. Writer Samragnee Bandhopadhyay has beautifully woven the challenges and tribulations of each character fighting their demons. 

The plot revolves around Aditi (Koneenica Mukherjee) who is the daughter-in-law of the Mukherjee family and the wife of a government clerk Saswata (Bishwanath Basu). Her mother-in-law Shobharani (Anashua Majumdar) soon shows signs of discord with her after her father-in-law's demise. When the ties between the two women start growing bitter, they decide to seek the help of a psychologist Aratrika Bhattacharya (Rituparna Sengupta) to ease out their mental tribulations. Their neighbour Putul (Aparajita Adhya) seems to be meddlesome in their life at first but it is soon revealed that she is fighting her own demons everyday.

The realism and the organic manner with which the two women realize their inner battles and why these emotions were strangling the their ties with one another is truly commendable. Koneenica Banerjee performs an unadulterated justice and conviction towards her character making us feel every nuances of her character. Anusua Majumdar displays a varied plethora of emotions showing her loneliness, insecurities and fear just by the deep magnitude of her expressions. Others including Biswanath Basu, Aparajita Adhya and Rituparna Sengupta too have sunk into the teeth of their character effectively. 

Supriya Dutta's realistic cinematography and the thoughtful background score by Indraadip Dasgupta's background score adds to the beauty of this thought provoking tale. The only minus was the editing which could have been a more structured and resulted in a dragged and lengthy duration of the film. But nevertheless, the film deserves a watch to celebrate womanhood in all its glory.