Eminent moviemaker Aparna Sen’s next movie is Goynar Baksho. Celebrated Bengali writer Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay has written the story. Read this article to know complete information about the movie, it’s cast & crew and story.
It took 19 years to make the movie on Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay’s novel Goynar Baksho. Aparna Sen thought of making a movie on Goynar Baksho 19 years ago when she read the novel but not a single producer was interested at that time to make a movie on that story. Goynar Baksho is a story of a box of jewels and three generations of women.
Long back in 1993, Aparna Sen came in contact with the novel and as she had to wait for producer, requested the author Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay not to give the book’s write to anyone. The story of the movie Goynar Baksho is a unique one which tells the story of women of three generations and their attachment to the box of jewels. Every generation of women shares different relationships with the box, which indicates the transition in the role of women in society.
Story of the movie Goynar Baksho
Bengali movie Goynar Baksho is based on three generation women, Rashmoni, Somlata and Chaitali. The movie revolves around these three generation women and their attachment to a Goynar Baksho – box of jewels. The box of jewels is constant with no change but the change of the women in both mentally and socially is portrayed in the story.
Story of Bengali movie Goynar Baksho starts before independence in undivided Bengal. Rashmoni is a fair looking zaaminder girl and married to another middle aged zaaminder. Rashmoni came to her husbands house with a box of jewels which contains 5000 grams of golden ornaments. Rashmoni became widow at her youth after death of her husband. Being an widow Rashmoni never wear the golden ornaments. Rashmoni and watch man of the zaaminder family Ramkhilan came closer to an illegitimate relationship but failed to reach any destination. Rashmoni became a victim of young widow whose every desire were suppressed.
Somlata is the second generation who is of timid nature and stammer. Somlata is nice of Rashmoni and Rashmoni handed over the Goynar Baksho – box of jewels to Somlata before her death. Somlata is married to Chandan and the ghost of Rashmoni can not withstand Somlata. This is due to the fact that Rashmoni never enjoyed her married life. She was married to a man of much higher age and her husband died when Rashmoni was still young. Somlata kept the golden ornaments as mortgage to help her husband’s business. This irked Rashmoni, spirit of Rashmoni entered inside Somlata’s body.
Chaitali is the third generation woman of the movie who is the daughter of Somlata. Chaitali looks like of Rashmoni of younger age. Spirit of Rashmoni becomes happy seeing Benu, grandson of Ramkhilan and Chaitali are in love. Rashmoni was has hidden love for Ramkhilan. Rashmoni’s sprit leaves Somlata and enters Chaitali. Chaitali donates the Goynar Baksho – box of jewels to freedom fighters for the independence of India. Rashmoni’s spirit becomes satisfied.
Cast & Crew of Bengali movie Goynar Baksho
Moushumi Chatterjee as Rashmoni
Konkona Sen Sharma as Somlata
Shrabanti Chatterjee as Chaitali
Saswata Chatterjee as Chandan
Koushik Roy as Ramkhilan and Benu
Director: Aparna Sen
Producer: Mahendra Soni and Srikanta Mehta
Cinemagraphy: Shamik Haldar
Music director: Debojyoti Mishra