Starring: Rituparno Ghosh, Jisshu Sengupta, Raima Sen, Anasua Majumdar, Anjan Dutt
Directed by Rituparno Ghosh
If a director is only as good as his last film, Chitrangada—The Crowning Wish—is a reiteration of Rituparno Ghosh’s mastery over the medium. A gem of a movie delivered by a genius with 11 national awards under his belt—two for best director, eight for best feature film and one for best screenplay. Besides providing viewing pleasure, Chitrangada nudges us to be tolerant of the unconventional and give every human being his space. Rituparno casts himself as the gay choreographer Rudra, who has a steamy affair with junkie drummer Partho played by the handsome Jisshu Sengupta. Rudra is so madly in love with Partho that he goes in for a sex-change surgery to become a woman so that the couple, as husband...