If you love watching family dramas, Mukherjee Da’r Bou should be one of the first movies on your list. It effectively unfolds the intricacies of a dysfunctional family and leaves you with a smile on your face. The story revolves around the complicated relationship between a woman and her mother-in-law and takes you through their daily lives. But there’s more to it than what meets the eye.
The daughter-in-law tries to win over her mother-in-law throughout the movie. She manages her moods, gives in to her whims and yet finds it difficult to please her. She’s a caring daughter-in-law and a doting mother who also manages the household. However, their mundane lives take a sudden turn when the father-in-law passes away, and the daughter-in-law takes a drastic step.
Director Pritha Chakraborty sets the narrative emphatically for a directorial debut. Koneenica Banerjee plays Aditi, the quintessential middle-class daughter-in-law who tries to strike the right balance at home. She manages the household while caring for her recently-widowed mother-in-law. Anashua Majumdar’s performance as Shobharani, the mother-in-law, is equally impeccable. She seamlessly transitions between a caring grandmother and an irksome and sometimes evil mother-in-law. Both the actresses complement each other with their effective dialogue deliveries. In a role that binds the story together, Rituparna Sen excels as Aratrika who tells both the women what they need to know.