Filmmaker Aparna Sen has unveiled the first trailer of her next, Sonata, and it is a liberating, fun-filled philosophical, poetic take on the life of women. Starring Shabana Azmi, Aparna Sen and Lilette Dubey, the film is based on the play by the same name by Mahesh Elkunchwar.
Sonata explores the psychology of three unmarried women - Professor Aruna Chaturvedi (Aparna), banker Dolon Sen (Shabana) and journalist Subhadra Parekh (Lilette). The y are a bunch of women who face complexities and isolation in the backdrop of a modern-day life. They drink wine, talk about their desires but are also socially conscious, ensuring that no one hears them.They claim, “What awful creatures we are - no commitment, no aim, no ideology, We are not even feminists.”
Aparna Sen’s husband Kalyan Ray, plays her onscreen lover in Sonata.
Set in contemporary times, the film is about three friends, their lives and the men in their lives.
Watch the trailer here:
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