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Shonali Bose is a Director, Writer and Producer Indian born on 3 june 1965 at Kolkata (Inde)

Shonali Bose

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Nationality Inde
Birth 3 june 1965 (54 years) at Kolkata (Inde)

Shonali Bose (Bengali: সোনালী বোস) (born June 3, 1965) is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer. She is known for her film Amu which explores the suppressed history of the genocidal attacks on Sikhs in Delhi in 1984.

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Filmography of Shonali Bose (3 films)

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Director

Margarita with a Straw
Directed by Shonali Bose
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Films about disabilities, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Kalki Koechlin, Revathi, Sayani Gupta, William Moseley, Jacob Berger
Rating72% 3.6458453.6458453.6458453.6458453.645845
Laila (Kalki Koechelin) is a wheelchair bound teenager with cerebral palsy. She is a student at Delhi University and an aspiring writer who writes lyrics and creates electronic sounds for an indie band at the university. Laila falls for the lead singer of the college band and is heartbroken when she is rejected. But she soon overcomes this phase, when she gets a scholarship for a semester at New York University and moves there with her mother (Revathy). Living in Manhattan, she meets an attractive young man named Jared (William Moseley) in her creative writing class, who is assigned to help her in typing. She also meets the fiery young activist Khanum (Sayani Gupta), a blind girl of a Pakistani and Bangladeshi descent, whom she later falls in love with. As she embarks on a journey of sexual discovery, she figures out she is bisexual, as she still feels attracted to men like Jared in spite of being with Khanum. Laila's mother believing the two are like best friends and oblivious to the fact that Khanum is her daughter's lover, invites her to Delhi to spend the winter break with the family. It is during that time that Laila finally finds the courage to tell her mother about her sexuality and her actual relationship with Khanum, which her mother initially disapproves. After a short while Laila's mother falls sick and she learns that her mother had fourth stage colon cancer which has fallen into relapse after previous treatments. Later Laila and her mother patch up and come to terms with each other. After her mother dies Laila plays a recorded speech at her mother's funeral telling how much she loved her and how she was the only one who ever understood her. The story ends with Laila going on a date, with herself, signifying that she now has taken control of her life and doesn't need anyone else to love and care for her.
Amu
Amu (2005)
, 1h42
Directed by Shonali Bose
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about religion, Political films
Actors Konkona Sen Sharma, Yashpal Sharma, Bharat Kapoor, Lushin Dubey, Chaiti Ghoshal, Rajendra Gupta
Rating73% 3.687443.687443.687443.687443.68744
Amu is the journey of Kajori Roy (Konkona Sen Sharma), a 21-year-old Indian American woman who has lived in the US since the age of 3. After graduating from UCLA Kaju goes to India to visit her relatives. There she meets Kabir (Ankur Khanna), a college student from an upper-class family who is disdainful of Kaju’s wide-eyed wonder at discovering the "real India". Undeterred, Kaju visits the slums, crowded markets and roadside cafes of Delhi. In one slum she is struck by an odd feeling of déjà vu. Soon after she starts having nightmares. Kabir gets drawn into the mystery of why this is happening, particularly when he discovers that she is adopted.

Scriptwriter

Margarita with a Straw
Directed by Shonali Bose
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Films about disabilities, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Kalki Koechlin, Revathi, Sayani Gupta, William Moseley, Jacob Berger
Roles Story
Rating72% 3.6458453.6458453.6458453.6458453.645845
Laila (Kalki Koechelin) is a wheelchair bound teenager with cerebral palsy. She is a student at Delhi University and an aspiring writer who writes lyrics and creates electronic sounds for an indie band at the university. Laila falls for the lead singer of the college band and is heartbroken when she is rejected. But she soon overcomes this phase, when she gets a scholarship for a semester at New York University and moves there with her mother (Revathy). Living in Manhattan, she meets an attractive young man named Jared (William Moseley) in her creative writing class, who is assigned to help her in typing. She also meets the fiery young activist Khanum (Sayani Gupta), a blind girl of a Pakistani and Bangladeshi descent, whom she later falls in love with. As she embarks on a journey of sexual discovery, she figures out she is bisexual, as she still feels attracted to men like Jared in spite of being with Khanum. Laila's mother believing the two are like best friends and oblivious to the fact that Khanum is her daughter's lover, invites her to Delhi to spend the winter break with the family. It is during that time that Laila finally finds the courage to tell her mother about her sexuality and her actual relationship with Khanum, which her mother initially disapproves. After a short while Laila's mother falls sick and she learns that her mother had fourth stage colon cancer which has fallen into relapse after previous treatments. Later Laila and her mother patch up and come to terms with each other. After her mother dies Laila plays a recorded speech at her mother's funeral telling how much she loved her and how she was the only one who ever understood her. The story ends with Laila going on a date, with herself, signifying that she now has taken control of her life and doesn't need anyone else to love and care for her.
Chittagong
Chittagong (2012)

Directed by Bedabrata Pain
Genres Drama, War, Action
Actors Manoj Bajpayee, Vega Tamotia, Jaideep Ahlawat, Barry John, Alexx O'Nell, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Roles Story
Rating72% 3.6408253.6408253.6408253.6408253.640825
The story is set against the backdrop of a little-known saga in 1930s British Colonial India (now Bangladesh) where a group of schoolboys and young women, led by a schoolteacher Masterda Surya Sen (Manoj Bajpai), dared to take on the Empire. Chittagong is the story of a diffident 14-year-old boy, Jhunku (Delzad Hiwale). Swept up into this seemingly impossible mission, the reluctant teenager battles with self-doubts to achieve an improbable triumph.
Amu
Amu (2005)
, 1h42
Directed by Shonali Bose
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about religion, Political films
Actors Konkona Sen Sharma, Yashpal Sharma, Bharat Kapoor, Lushin Dubey, Chaiti Ghoshal, Rajendra Gupta
Roles Writer
Rating73% 3.687443.687443.687443.687443.68744
Amu is the journey of Kajori Roy (Konkona Sen Sharma), a 21-year-old Indian American woman who has lived in the US since the age of 3. After graduating from UCLA Kaju goes to India to visit her relatives. There she meets Kabir (Ankur Khanna), a college student from an upper-class family who is disdainful of Kaju’s wide-eyed wonder at discovering the "real India". Undeterred, Kaju visits the slums, crowded markets and roadside cafes of Delhi. In one slum she is struck by an odd feeling of déjà vu. Soon after she starts having nightmares. Kabir gets drawn into the mystery of why this is happening, particularly when he discovers that she is adopted.

Production

Margarita with a Straw
Directed by Shonali Bose
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Films about disabilities, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Kalki Koechlin, Revathi, Sayani Gupta, William Moseley, Jacob Berger
Roles Producer
Rating72% 3.6458453.6458453.6458453.6458453.645845
Laila (Kalki Koechelin) is a wheelchair bound teenager with cerebral palsy. She is a student at Delhi University and an aspiring writer who writes lyrics and creates electronic sounds for an indie band at the university. Laila falls for the lead singer of the college band and is heartbroken when she is rejected. But she soon overcomes this phase, when she gets a scholarship for a semester at New York University and moves there with her mother (Revathy). Living in Manhattan, she meets an attractive young man named Jared (William Moseley) in her creative writing class, who is assigned to help her in typing. She also meets the fiery young activist Khanum (Sayani Gupta), a blind girl of a Pakistani and Bangladeshi descent, whom she later falls in love with. As she embarks on a journey of sexual discovery, she figures out she is bisexual, as she still feels attracted to men like Jared in spite of being with Khanum. Laila's mother believing the two are like best friends and oblivious to the fact that Khanum is her daughter's lover, invites her to Delhi to spend the winter break with the family. It is during that time that Laila finally finds the courage to tell her mother about her sexuality and her actual relationship with Khanum, which her mother initially disapproves. After a short while Laila's mother falls sick and she learns that her mother had fourth stage colon cancer which has fallen into relapse after previous treatments. Later Laila and her mother patch up and come to terms with each other. After her mother dies Laila plays a recorded speech at her mother's funeral telling how much she loved her and how she was the only one who ever understood her. The story ends with Laila going on a date, with herself, signifying that she now has taken control of her life and doesn't need anyone else to love and care for her.
Chittagong
Chittagong (2012)

Directed by Bedabrata Pain
Genres Drama, War, Action
Actors Manoj Bajpayee, Vega Tamotia, Jaideep Ahlawat, Barry John, Alexx O'Nell, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Roles Co-Producer
Rating72% 3.6408253.6408253.6408253.6408253.640825
The story is set against the backdrop of a little-known saga in 1930s British Colonial India (now Bangladesh) where a group of schoolboys and young women, led by a schoolteacher Masterda Surya Sen (Manoj Bajpai), dared to take on the Empire. Chittagong is the story of a diffident 14-year-old boy, Jhunku (Delzad Hiwale). Swept up into this seemingly impossible mission, the reluctant teenager battles with self-doubts to achieve an improbable triumph.
Amu
Amu (2005)
, 1h42
Directed by Shonali Bose
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about religion, Political films
Actors Konkona Sen Sharma, Yashpal Sharma, Bharat Kapoor, Lushin Dubey, Chaiti Ghoshal, Rajendra Gupta
Roles Producer
Rating73% 3.687443.687443.687443.687443.68744
Amu is the journey of Kajori Roy (Konkona Sen Sharma), a 21-year-old Indian American woman who has lived in the US since the age of 3. After graduating from UCLA Kaju goes to India to visit her relatives. There she meets Kabir (Ankur Khanna), a college student from an upper-class family who is disdainful of Kaju’s wide-eyed wonder at discovering the "real India". Undeterred, Kaju visits the slums, crowded markets and roadside cafes of Delhi. In one slum she is struck by an odd feeling of déjà vu. Soon after she starts having nightmares. Kabir gets drawn into the mystery of why this is happening, particularly when he discovers that she is adopted.