Ekjon Jhumur| 43mins
Director: Gautam Sen | Producer: Ranjit Sarkar
Focus Years: 2002 | Country: India
Ekjon Jhumur (Jhumur, the girl) is the story of a self-respectful, independent-minded young lady of today in her late twenties. Her consciousness of life, morality and her own entity are intermingled with theater. The undaunted spirit places her above the nitty-gritty of daily life. She seeks emancipation through her medium of self-expression - the theater. The patriarchal society seems not to be tolerant with her sense of emancipation. It tries to delimit her within the conventional notion of womanhood. From the elders in the vicinity like Bhattacherjee or Mallickbabu to the local ruffians - Jaga, Patla and Buro, everyone is eager to snatch her freedom. In this gloomy atmosphere, her only refuge is her close proximity with Rajat, a theater director - already married and father of a daughter. There's only women's fight against conventional society. A fight - Jhumur's own. Her ammunition - her challenge - the theater.