Seasons Greetings : A Tribute To Rituparno Ghosh

Seasons Greetings : A Tribute To Rituparno Ghosh

Hindi Drama Standalone Film Festival

Season's Greetings is a film that deals with a mother and daughter relationship, set in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The 45 minute film is about Romita (Celina Jaitly Haag) who decides to introduce her live-in partner Usmaan (Azhar Khan) to her mother Suchitra (Lillette Dubey) who stays in a bungalow with her maid Chapala (Shree Ghatak). On a September noon, they visit Suchitra, a lady who lives alone after being separated from her husband. Ironically, she lives in a house 'Utsab' (meaning Festival) but she is lonely, often lost in her thoughts. Music is her only companion since her daughter travels due to work assignments and stays in a different city.

Daughter's home coming is always celebrated in Bengal, just like Durga Puja. So after years Suchitra leaves no stone unturned to welcome her daughter and her fiancee Usmaan. Over a five course Bengali meal and few glasses of wine, they discover each other. While Romita thought that she was the one waiting to surprise her mother with Usmaan's presence in her life, she didn't know that her mother had bigger surprises stored for her. With every passing moment, Romita and Suchitra unfolds their mysteries and eventually comes to a juncture where lines get blurred. This is a tribute to celebrated filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh. For cinema connoisseurs it will be a delight to see the fleeting references from Ghosh's films that comes (overlaps) at various moments. The film also deals with LGBTQIA and article 377 (Indian Penal Code) issue, in a subtle manner.



Cast:

Aritra Das,Celina Jaitly,

Producers:

Aritra Das

Directors:

Ram Kamal Mukherjee

Writers:

Ranjib Mazumder

Release Date:

Feb. 8, 2019