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Endearing tale of a Bengali household

Endearing tale of a Bengali household

Mukherjee Dar Bou is a story based on a modern dysfunctional family majorly highlighting the complex, intricate yet caring relationship of a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law. The story revolves around a Bengali home maker whose name is not known till the end of the film, and who is referred as 'Mukherjee Dar Bou' throughout. Mukherjee Dar Bou (Aditi) is married for more than ten years and has a daughter of six years old. Aditi's married life was usual but it takes a turn when her father-in-law passes away.

Aditi Mukherjee's (Koneenica Banerjee) mother-in-law (Anushuya Majumdar) starts behaving oddly after her father-in-law's death which makes the situation difficult for her. After a series of altercations between the two, Aditi decides to grab the bull by its horns, only to discover that the change hasn't been sudden — society has been programming them to keep

crossing swords.

It's often said that films hold up a mirror to society. But only a handful can do it like Mukherjee Dar Bou. Every woman, mother, daughter, mother-in-law will connect on a deep level with this a family drama. It reminds one that every big picture is a collection of seemingly inconsequential dots – that actually define how beautiful or ugly the overall picture is. And obviously, every dot matters. These dots are the actions and words that make up our everyday lives, those almost mechanical aspects of our personality that define how we act or react under different circumstances. And little do we imagine that even the most inconsequential of actions can leave an indelible scar on someone else's mind.

The beauty of the film lies not in dwelling on these scars, but in showing a way how even such stubborn scars can be wiped off with a pinch of understanding and love. It's about repairing human relationships slowly. And in today's world, when 'I's dominate our lives, it's reminds us how 'we' can solve a lot of problems.

Presented by Nandita Roy and Directed by Pritha Chakraborty, it's a simple endearing tale of a Bengali household.

Puja Banerjee

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