Oct 31 2010
Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s Ami Yasin Ar Amar Madhubala, unlike most of his films, carries a scathing social comments.
One morning, Rekha, played by Sameera Reddy, is shocked to discover by sheer chance that her most intimate moments in the privacy of her room were being captured on a spy-cam fixed above her dressing cabinet mirror.
A police complaint uncovers the culprit. Rekha feels the shock of having been raped, day after day, by a man she placed her faith in. The shock is about the vulnerability of a young girl who is raped by a rapist who is not even in the same room with her, much less having the physical access without which even an attempt is not possible.
Sunny Joseph’s camera freezes her shock in time. It captures her in a mesmerising mid-shot sitting on the floor of her room, back to the wall, her hair a bit askew, her sari revealing the hemline of a petticoat and her ankles, after the police have left.