Author: Rituparno Ghosh
Contributor(s)/Artiste(s): Abhishek Bachchan/Soha Ali Khan/Jackie Shroff
ISBN/UPC (if available): SHE DVD 568
Set in 1878 when India was under the real of British power, Antarmahal paints the life of Bhubaneswar Chowdhury’s (Shroff) obsession for an heir and desire for power.
Terrified that his growing age will prevent him from fathering a son, he casts aside his beautiful wife of 12 years, Mahamaya (Ganguly), and marries the very young and vulnerable Jasomati (Khan). As the women share a complex relationship of insecurity, Bhubaneswar aims to augment his power in the British hierarchy with a unique celebration of Durga Puja…sculpt the goddess in the image of Queen Victoria.
Brijbhushan (Bachchan) enters Antarmahal to sculpt and make money but is struck by the tragic plight of Jasomati and allows his creativity to get better of his caution. In a vortex that begins to spin out of control. Antarmahal tells the story about the lengths to which superstition and despair will drive a man.
A must see for those willing to be exposed to real good cinema.
-Indrani Roy Mitra, Rediff.com
Amidst stunning cinematography, Ghosh excels at developing the subtle nuances between characters…
-Review at the 49th London Film Festival
Now, it would be no exaggeration to call Rituparno Ghosh one of the most powerful filmmakers of the country.
-Subhash K Jha
Roopa, without doubt, is the star performer.
-Sanghamitra Chakraborty, Outlook
Soha does a good balancing act in her role of child-woman straddling dual world of clay dolls and marital rape. Abhishek’s is an endearing, redeeming male cameo…Rupa is easily principal actor, emoting a wide spectrum.
-Mandira Mitra, The Telegraph
Anamorphic Widescreen Format
Presented in 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio Enhanced For 16:9 Widescreen TVS
Subtitles in 4 Languages
All Region DVD
Digitally Mastered From the Original Film
5.1 Dolby Digital Sound
Interactive Menus of Songs & Scenes for Easy Access