Whether the screen is big or small, it is always a pleasure to see the acting of powerful actress Konkona Sen Sharma. She is rarely seen in Hindi cinema these days. Talwar, Akira, Lipstick Under My Burka are memories of her last four-five years. Kokna’s grief is that now films are not written on the aged characters of women. The same sadness must have been of some director Tanuja Chandra, whose last film has been almost single for two years.
Both Tanuja and Konkana have met in a short film by Eros Now titled A Monsoon Date. With the knock of the monsoon in Mumbai, both of them must have had high expectations from this short film released. Tanuja always enjoys breaking leaks in cinema. He has also made this film for his own fun. A set pattern of short films is usually seen, the story being clear from the first frame.
The story of a monsoon date drops drop in your mind. The story is about a woman whose efforts to deal with loneliness open in the film layer by layer. Tanuja has gathered a lot of artists during the era, just she could not teach these artistes acrobatics. The story of Ghazal Dhavilal floats like a najm and sometimes it collides at that end and gets stuck at the mouth of the climax.
In the case of acting, Konkona Sen Sharma has tried hard to show that she has not retired. Are somewhere here Nearby. There is a director who can give him a strong character like Nina Gupta in Badhaai Ho. Tanuja Chandra also appears to be making the same request in direction. Tanuja is a technician left behind in the race for the changing sensations of cinema. There is no juice in the jugalbandi of these two and the listlessness of a monsoon date poses its challenge.