National Award-winning filmmaker Suman Ghosh’s Bengali film Kadambari, a biopic on Kadambari Devi, the sister-in-law of Rabindranath Tagore, has bagged two major awards at the Washington DC South Asian Film Festival, including the best feature film honour and the best actress trophy for Konkona Sen Sharma.
The film explores the 130-year-old suicide story of Kadambari Devi. It is based on the life of Rabindranath Tagore and his controversial and close personal relationship with his sister-in-law Kadambari.
Kadambari first premiered at the Dubai Film Festival in December 2013 and was later released all over India on the occasion of the 154th Birth anniversary of the Kavi Guru.
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Konkona Sen Sharma can be seen playing the lead role while the Kahaani actor Parambrata Chatterjee will be seen playing the role of Rabindranath Tagore. Actors like Kaushik Sen, Titas Bhowmik, Srikanto Acharya, Sanjoy Nag are also seen playing important roles.
The award-winning actress took to her Twitter handle on Sunday to post about the exciting news of her bagging the best actress award for Kadambari:
Thrilled to have received Best Actress award at the Washington DC South Asian Film Festival! Kadambari Best Film & Court had Best Director!
— Konkona Sensharma (@konkonas) September 28, 2015
A number of Indian directors like Aparna Sen, Suman Ghosh, Chaitanya Tamhane were present for the 4th edition of the Washington DC South Asian Film Festival. The theme of the fest this year was “Art and culture transcend boundaries” and was held from 25-27th September.