Lovesongs (2008) Movie Preview – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
Big Motion Pictures in association with Handmade Films has brought out ‘Love Songs’ starring Jaya Bachchan, Om Puri, Mallika Sarabai, Rajit Kapur and also introduces a new face, Shahana Chatterjee.This is Jayabrato Chatterjee’s second directorial film after his feature film ‘Kehkashaa’ that released in 1985.Produced by Sunil Doshi it is an evocative story of how ordinary lives suddenly change because of extraordinary circumstances.And how the fragrance of love moves gently from unremitting darkness towards fresh light.To give new hope and the possibility of glorious tomorrows.
The story of the movie is about a feisty widow Mridula Chatterjee who runs an NGO for physically disabled people in the city of Kolkata.Her grandson, Rohan, whom she has brought up single-handedly, comes home for his vacations from law school in Bangalore.Rohan’s natural curiosity about his grandmother’s life compels her to dredge up memories that had long remained confined within her heart..She memories of all her college life, university, the problems she faced after her place was hit by Naxalities, her poetry and idealism.
Of Aftaab Jaffrey and a love inevitably lost in the wake of communal prejudices.Memories of her hurriedly arranged marriage and the untimely death of her husband while she was pregnant. Memories of her daughter, Palaash, a nightclub crooner and difference between mother and daughter erupt over her profession.Always troubled, and tempestuous.Defined by Palaash’s fits of insecurity about her wayward drummer husband, Dev, and Mridula’s own emotionally misbalanced relationship with her only child.
Memories of a research trip to the rural areas of Birbhum where she happened to encounter Aftaab Jaffrey again, now married to the alcoholic Rabea..As Mridula unravels about all her past to her grandson who wants to marry a girl Tara, they understand the choices they have to make in life from her experiences.