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Trailer out: Aparna Sen's English film 'Sonata'
One look at the trailer of 'Sonata' and you will be left with a lasting sweetness at the back of your feminine conscience.

'Sonata' is Aparna Sen's next feature film as a director starring Lilette Dubey, Shabana Azmi and herself, the official trailer of which is already out on YouTube.

Based on Mahesh Eklunchwar's play of the same name that had debuted in the year 2000, 'Sonata' is a film about three single, middle aged ladies in what looks like a story of 'feminine bonding'. The film chronicles the lives of its three protagonists, three working women; three lives lived and loved in the city of Mumbai.

Aruna Chaturvedi, a Sanskrit professor, Dolon Sen, a banker working with an MNC, and Subhadra Parekh, a journalist, are the three poles around whom the story revolves. In Eklunchwar's original, these three feisty women had borne the fluttering flags of a nascent women's movement in their youth but settled for a family and kids some 30 year later as life unfolds itself before them.

Although it remains unclear from the trailer whether Sen plans to stick to the original storyline of the play, the trailer sure looks like a melodious song sung by three friends as they sift through life.

Coached by artist Sharoni Sen, Shabamna Azmi has also reportedly sung two Tagore songs for Sen's film. This film, about a deep, meaningful bond between three females and their solidarity hovering over themes of loneliness, love, despair and personal differences is what makes the trailer heartfelt and relatable.

Sen, known for her celluloid works that explore complex subjects and layered human relations, has delivered critically acclaimed films in the past. Aruna Chaturvedi, Dolon Sen and Subhadra Parekh are being played by Sen, Azmi and Dubey respectively.

This film, largely an English feature film, can be expected to release around mid-April this year.

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