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Mukherjee Dar Bou Review

U 2 hrs 7 mins Mar 8, 2019





Mukherjee Dar Bou Review & Rating

Mukherjee Dar Bou Review: Ordinary Story, Extraordinary Presentation

The premise 

Mukherjee Dar Bou is a simple yet special story of two ordinary housewives from a middle-class Bengali household who happens to be each other's in-laws. Aditi (Koneenica), who is married to Saswata (Biswanath Basu) shares a cold and bitter relationship with her mother-in-law Sovarani (Anusua). Both the women, who have almost lost their identity under the name of Mukherjee Dar Bou try hard to establish their dominance in the household. This leads to everyday banters over small and silly things. With the help of a psychiatrist (Rituparna Sengupta), will they be able to raise over their shallowness and become each other's friend?

The Direction

Bengali television is obsessed and exhausted with the dramas revolving around sisters-in-law and mother-in-law. Every day, the TV audience would see dramatic exchanges between two women. Then what is new in this film? Well, it is the same old story of two women who can hardly gel with each other. The only thing that set is apart is its approach with is fresh, realistic, and relatable. Debutant filmmaker Pritha Chakraborty has done a commendable job in capturing the mundane and dull lives of two ladies in one house who suffer from the same crisis but fail to connect. Be it Saswata's lunch or some birthday party, Aditi and Sobha Rani finds a reason to fight. But, one day, they find a reason to fight together. Kudos to the director for putting the tiny yet true elements of middle-class life in the film.

The cast

Mukherjee Dar Bou heavily relies on its actors. Koneenica Banerjee as Aditi and Anusua Majumder as Sobha Rani did a tremendous job. People would forget that they are watching a film, rather their performance will put a slice of their lives in front of them. Biswanath Basu was credible throughout. Rituparna Sengupta too added a new dimension in the supporting role.

The crew

The camerawork and art direction of the film is quite commendable. However, the script could have been more sleek and tight. It would have been better without the unnecessary melodrama towards the end.


  • Relatable storyline
  • Convincing performances
  • Fresh execution
  • Nice direction


  • Predictable in places
  • Unnecessary melodrama at the end
  • The screenplay could have been better


The film may not have an out-of-the-box idea or an outstanding plot to glue the audience to the screen, it is still worth a watch. 

Pycker Rating: 3. 25

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What is the film all about?

Mukherjee Dar Bou, directed by a debutant filmmaker Pritha Chakraborty will capture the bittersweet relationship of a mother-in-law and sister-in-law. Played by Koneenica Banerjee and Anusua Majumder, the movie will be about an unlikely bonding between two women.

What to expect from the film?

A heart-touching drama

Produced by Shibprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy, the film promises to capture to capture a slice of life that has been common in every Bengali household. The audience will be waiting to see yet another heart-touching drama from the hitmaker duo who is known to give simple, relatable, and heart-warming movies.

Nice performances

Koneenica Banerjee and Anusua Majumder play two leading ladies in the film. Although, not big stars, they are well known as good actors. No wonder, the audience is expecting a credible performance from them. Rituparna Sengupta in the role of a psychiatrist, who plays the catalyst between two leading women is an interesting addition.  

Smart direction 

With this, young filmmaker Pritha Chakraborty is debuting in Tollywood. The viewers will be waiting to see a smart and sleek direction from the new-gen filmmaker. 

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