Madhabi Mukherjee’s ‘Probaho’ Receives Accolades At Indo-German Film Week
The short film "Probaho" (The Flow of Life) by Promita Bhowmik was recently shown at the Indo-German Film Week. Madhabi Mukherjee, an actor, plays the lead role in the short film.
In the dreaded pandemic, a single woman of ’75 embraces life once more despite the loss of her husband and only son. The short film "Probaho," directed by Promita Bhowmik, a young and talented filmmaker, is capturing people's hearts everywhere. "Probaho," the only Bengali short film entered in the festival, was recently shown at the Indo-German Film week after winning accolades and awards at several international film festivals.
The first ever short film with the veteran Bengali actress Madhabi Mukherjee in the lead and as the only cast has also got officially selected for NABC this year. Probaho is a poignant tale of Mrinmoyee(Madhabi Mukherjee) who has lost her family in the pandemic and has seen too many deaths around. How she deals with the unprecedented crisis all by herself and manages to embrace life with a whole new perspective and positivity forms the storyline,delicately told by Promita.
This year, the NABC has officially chosen the first short film with Madhabi Mukherjee, a seasoned Bengali actress, as the sole lead. The story of Mrinmoyee (Madhabi Mukherjee), who lost her family to the pandemic and has witnessed too many deaths, is moving in Probaho. The story is told delicately by Promita about how she deals with the unprecedented crisis on her own and manages to embrace life with a new perspective and positivity.
Promita has received numerous international awards for the short film, and numerous prestigious international film festivals have officially chosen it for screening. Her previous short film, "Porichoy," starring Sudipta Chakraborty and Konnenica Bandyopadhyay, two outstanding actors from Tollywood, received official selections and awards from several international film festivals. The goal of "Porichoy" is to look into self-identity and what it might mean for a woman in India today.
Promita, a Bengali poet, writer, and translator who has won awards, dropped out of her MBBS program to study Bengali literature. She went on to work in filmmaking after that. She is excited to continue the process now that the script for her first feature film is complete.