Directed by Arjunn Dutta, the film is set to release in July.
Last Updated: 10.07 AM, Jun 09, 2022
After Guldasta, director Arjunn Dutta and actress Swastika Mukherjee have teamed up once again for their new film, Shrimati. The film that delves into the life of a homemaker also features Soham Chakraborty, Kheya Chattopadhyay, Trina Saha, Barkha Bisht Sengupta and others. The film will be released in July.
Billed as a feminist take on a simple homemaker’s life, the trailer shows how Shrimati’s life gets worked up due to the constant pressure of being extraordinary. Shrimati, played by Swastika, is a plain Jane wife of Anindya, played by Soham. Her domestic help Kajol (Kheya), sister-in-law Brishti and others suggest she lose weight and bring a little more oomph in her life. While she remains nonchalant about their advice, she gives in to the pressure after Anindya’s friends make derogatory suggestions toward her. Shrimati changes herself into an attractive professional, who gets busy in life and, as a result, loses her identity and charm.
Talking about the film, Arjun said, “I think every homemaker is extraordinary but their chores are seldom acknowledged. I grew up in a women-influenced family. The powerful women, who brought me up and shaped my career, are all homemakers – my mother, aunt and grandmother. They are super women by their own rights. The key is to embrace your true self. No one becomes any less if they choose to become a homemaker. Feminism is not always about going out for jobs.”
Announced in 2018, Shrimati got postponed due to Arjunn’s Guldasta and then due to the pandemic. In fact, initially, Tota Roy Chowdhury was planned to play the character of Anindya. “The idea of Shrimati germinated even before my debut feature film, Abyakto. But it took a while to mature and finally, take shape. This is my way of seeing feminism. I hope people can relate to it,” he said.