Ahaa Re …(The Two Lovers)

(Bengali/2019/150 mins)  Ranjan Ghosh

22-May-2019 | 03:00 PM | The Stein Auditorium

Synopsis: A rich Muslim chef from Dhaka, Farhaz Choudhury, ditched by his girlfriend, comes to Kolkata on a job offer from his Punjabi restaurateur friend. It will also be a break from his present personal crisis. In Kolkata, he meets a Hindu home-delivery cook, Basundhara Ganguly, who prepares brilliant traditional Bengali food. After a few exchanges about food and cooking with this lady, he falls in love with her. But when he proposes, she flatly refuses. He pursues,but she blocks him out of her life. He befriends Basundhara’s family and gradually discovers why she behaves the way she does. The film explores why and how religious, caste and other external identities imposed by the society become irrelevant when there are so many inspiring stories in our lives.

Cast: Rituparna Sengupta, Arifin Shuvoo, Paran Bandopadhyay, Amrita Chattopadhyay, Anuvab Pal, Shubhro Sankha Das

Cinematography: Hari Nair ISC

Editing: Hari Nair ISC

Writer: Ranjan Ghosh

Sound: Adeep Singh Manki & Anindit Roy

Producer: Bhavna Aaj O Kal

Director Bio: Ranjan Ghosh had made his screenwriting debut with Aparna Sen’s acclaimed film Iti Mrinalini (2011). He made his directorial debut with an ode to Shakespeare with Hrid Majharey (2014), the only Bengali film to be included in the drama syllabus of the Oxford-Cambridge-Royal Society of Arts (OCR) Examination Board. His second directorial Rongberonger Korhi (Colours of Money) was screened at the 14th Dubai International Film festival (2017) as a Market Recommend-ed Film, at the 13th Habitat Film Festival (2018), at the 17th Third Eye Asian Film Festival (2018) in Mumbai, was screened at the NFAI Pune as part of the 8th Asian Film Festival (2018), at the 17th Dhaka International Film Festival (2019) in the ‘World Cinema’ section, and at the 11th Bengaluru International Film Festival (2019) in the ‘Indian Competition’ section. Ahaa Re (The Two Lovers) is his third feature film.

Age Limit: U