Bodhon: A Film on Experiment to Define Motherhood

‘Bodhon’ is a feature film in which the different meanings of motherhood have been explored. Briefing the media persons after screening of his film ‘Bodhon’ at the 45th IFFI, the director Ayanshu Banerjee, said, “The story of the film goes with two parallel sub-stories in which a couple have two kids-one son that is the blood kid of the couple whereas another is a daughter who is an adopted kid. A crisis comes unexpectedly when their seven year old son, Ujaan, has a heart attack and the family fights it with all their might over six days. But a deeper crisis creeps into their lives in the shape of unexpected autism of their adopted daughter Srotoswini who of the two kids becomes the priority of the mother which is the crux of the film”.

Ayananshu Banerjee is a technology consultant by profession and a self-trained film-maker by passion. After working in a telecom company for six years in the USA, he returned to India in 2003 with a dream of becoming a film-maker. He made a self-financed short film titled ‘Caterpillar Has Wings’, where he donned the hat of the screenplay writer and director for the first time. Bodhon is Ayananshu’s debut full length feature film as a director.

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