Aparna Sen is known to deal with sensitive subjects through her films. Sonata is a movie of friendship between three matured women. In between the fun and giggles of the women lies the under current of challenges of life.
Aparna plays a woman who has left her lover, Lilette Dubey plays a woman trapped in an abusive marriage and Shabana Azmi’s character wants more out of live.
As per reports published in a national daily Aparna Sen, “In this film I have attempted to explore the various aspects of the feminine.”
Sonata is adapted from a play by Mahesh Elkunchwar, that revolves around the lives of three friends. Aparna adds “None of these characters were there in the original play by Mahesh Elkunchwar, of which the film is an adaptation.
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I also changed the ending by bringing into the lives of these women a tragedy of global magnitude, which not only places their personal anxieties in perspective, but also strengthens the bond of friendship among them.”