Filmography of Rituparno Ghosh
The filmography of Rituparno Ghosh is as follows:
Some of the groundbreaking films made by Rituparno Ghosh are mentioned below:
Unishe April: ‘Unishe April' was Rituparno Ghosh’s second feature film as a director. The film revolved around a dancer mother and her doctor daughter who shared a strained relationship. The story unfolded on 19 April, which happened to be an important date in both their lives and how they rediscover their love and bond for each other on that day. The film featured Aparna Sen, Deboshree Roy and Prasenjit Chatterjee.
Dahan: This Rituparno Ghosh directorial does not have a positive ending but presents the realities well. When some antisocial elements molest newly married ‘Romita’ played by Rituparna Sengupta, nobody dares to stand beside her except a brave school teacher ‘Jhinuk’ played by Indrani Haldar.
Bariwali: Kirron Kher featured in and as ‘Bariwali’ – a tale of a lonely landlady who rents out her sprawling bungalow to a film crew to shoot their film. While the film's being shot, the landlady finds herself drawn to the charming director who even convinces her to do a bit role in the film.
Asukh: This National Award winning film follows two parallel narratives. The present portrays ‘Rohini’ played by Debashree Roy, a renowned actress who is an emotionally vulnerable and addicted to sleeping pills. She is trying to cope with her mother’s illness but ends up forming a subtle schism with her father.
Utsob: Multi starrer ‘Utsob’ was a family drama. Set in the backdrop of Durga Puja, the story was about a Bengali family, different members of which gather in their native house to celebrate the festival and highlights the troubles and complexes of each member of the family.
Titli: Aparna Sen and daughter Konkona Sen Sharma acted in poignant film called ‘Titli’ which was based on mother-daughter relationship. The film also featured Mithun Chakraborty in a key role.
Shubho Mahurat: ‘Shubho Mahurat’ is a suspense story that stars Sharmila Tagore, Nandita Das, Raakhee Gulzar and Sumanta Mukherjee. The movie features the death of a drug-addled actress on the occasion of the ‘Shubho Mahurat’, which is the auspicious beginning of the shooting of a film.
Chokher Bali: A screen adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s book by the same name, ‘Chokher Bali’ was a story of unrequited love, of adultery and of trust and loyalty. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Raima Sen and Prasenjit Chatterjee played as the main characters in the film.
Raincoat: Starring Ajay Devgn and Aishwarya Rai, Ghosh’s first Hindi film 'Raincoat' was a story of two lovers, separated by destiny, who meet again one day. While they reminiscence about old days, they also hide the grave poverty that they both are facing in present times.
Dosor: Poetic, sublime ‘Dosor’ was shot entirely in black and white. The film explored the relationship of a couple, the wife who is aware of her husband’s illicit affair and how she has to nurse him back to health after he gets injured in an accident in spite of having a strained relationship with him. The film featured Prasenjit Chatterjee and Konkona Sen Sharma.
The Last Lear: This was Rituparno Ghosh’s only English film ‘The Last Lear’. It featured Amitabh Bachchan, Arjun Rampal, Preity Zinta and Shefali Shah. The film was based on actor Utpal Dutt’s semi-autobiographical play ‘Aajker Shahjahan’ which Ghosh adapted for the film.
Shob Charitra Kalponik: Bipasha Basu’s debut in Bengali film, ‘Shob Charitra Kalponik’ had her playing a wife to a maverick poet played by Prasenjit Chatterjee. The film narrates the story of ‘Radhika’ and how she rediscovers her husband and his work only after his untimely death.
Abohoman: The film narrated the story of a renowned director who falls in love with young actress who is of his son’s age and how he mentors her to be a fine actress. The film featured Dipankar De, Mamata Shankar, Ananya Chatterjee and Jisshu Sengupta.