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Director  Rituparno Ghosh
Language  Bengali
7.2/10 IMDb

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Release date  23 March 2000

Utsab (pronounced: Utshob) (The Festival) (2000) is an Indian Bengali drama film directed by Rituparno Ghosh and stars Madhabi Mukherjee, Mamata Shankar, Rituparna Sengupta, Prasenjit Chatterjee, Pradip Mukherjee, Deepankar De and Arpita Pal. The film focus on the various emotional currents passing among family and relatives underneath the supposedly festive occasion of Durga Puja.

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Plot

This is a family thriller drama which is portrayed on a background of Durgapuja, West Bengal's biggest "Utshob" (Festival). The story is about a cultured Bengali family, different members of which have gathered in native house on the occasion of Durga puja. Bhagbati (Madhabi Mukherjee) has four children; two sons Asit (Pradip Mukherjee),Nishit (Bodhisattva Mazumdar) and two daughters Parul (Mamata Shankar)and Keya (Rituparna Sengupta). It is the festival time and all the children’s are at the main house to celebrate the festival. Meanwhile, Shishir (Deepankar De) a relative who is also a big real estate agent is interested in buying the house. Most of the family members want to sell the house. None of the sisters are looking forward to the family reunion as they all are more concerned about their own problems. Furthermore, like any large family, every member of the family has his own personal past, skeletons and demons to confront.

Cast

  • Madhabi Mukherjee as Bhagabati
  • Mamata Shankar as Parul
  • Rituparna Sengupta as Keya
  • Prasenjit Chatterjee as Arun
  • Arpita Pal as Shompa
  • Pradip Mukherjee as Asit
  • Bodhisattva Mazumdar as Nishit
  • Awards

    National Film Awards (India)

  • Won - Golden Lotus Award - Best Director - Rituparno Ghosh
  • References

    Utsab Wikipedia
    Utsab IMDb Utsab themoviedb.org


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