Sonata is bigger than it seems. It is a film about female bonding that goes well beyond the mere trappings of feminism
Did you see actress Aparna Sen in Konkona Sen Sharma's A Death In The Gunj? Confused? Well, Ms Sen was a part of her daughter's directorial debut. We couldn't see her, but only hear her
Sonakshi Sinha plays a journalist in Noor while Raveena stars as mother, who decides to take matters into her own hans after being thwarted by the legal system
Sonata: "Super actors! Super director! It's bound to be special," wrote Karan while Farhan said: "Sonata looks refreshingly delightful with 3 stellar actors in top form"
"She is very precise and I think because she has been around her mother (Aparna Sen) and she has been doing films all her life, she knows her visuals, her frame, her edits and so, she is a very precise as a director," she added
Mahesh Elkunchwar's English language play Sonata adapted for film makes middle-aged women and female bonding central, something even Hollywood film don't do enough: Aparna Sen and Lillette Dubey stir a debate at the Indian pavilion on the French Riviera.
In conversation with the star cast of 'Sonata', a woman-centric film about three friends, starring stellar actors Aparna Sen, Shabana Azmi and Lillete Dubey. There is plenty of female bonding as the actors talk politics, censorship and of course films in this special edition of The Buck Stops Here.
Actress Shabana Azmi recently recorded two songs, written by poet Rabindranath Tagore, for filmmaker Aparna Sen's English film Sonata. Shabana said that it was a terrifying experience as she did not want to disappoint. The film is based on Mahesh Eklunchwar's play by the same name. Sonata will see Aparna sharing screen space with actress Lillette Dubey.
Filmmakers Aparna Sen, Sujoy Ghosh and music director Shantanu Moitra discuss how new media is transforming cinema. From one-minute film festivals to songs composed for ringtones, how the language and business of cinema is changing rapidly in the mobile age.