By Rimli Bhattacharya
I laud Rituparno Ghosh’s storytelling of human relationships, marital infidelity, the diversified dainty human emotions and its aftermath in his black and white Bengali film, Dosar (The Companion), which was released in 2006. Produced by Arindam Chaudhuri and directed by stalwart Ghosh himself, this movie was a box office hit. The film also fetched Ghosh, Konkona Sen Sharma and Prosenjit Chatterjee the awards of best director, best actress and best actor respectively.
‘Dosar’ is a Bengali word which means an emotional companion or just a consort per se.
The film opens with a scene shot from a hotel balcony where Mita (played by Chandrayee Ghosh) hums a beautiful song. Koushik (played by Prosenjit Chatterjee) is shown settling the hotel dues. During the checkout he enquires about the extra charges in the bill, to which the accountant replies that it was for the orchids purchased by his wife…
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