(This, My Land)
In the wake of the Kargil war, Mrinal Sen happened to watch a news correspondent asking a roadside vendor in Islamabad about what the war had meant to him. The man's one-word answer -- "nuksan" ("loss") -- provided him with the seed of the idea for this film. He mentioned to his biographer: "See the dimensions one single word can offer. I may even make a film based on this word!"
Language: Bengali (2002, Colour)
Screenplay and Direction: Mrinal Sen
Camera: Avik Bandhopadhay
Music: Debojyoti Mishra
Awards & Nominations:
Cairo Film Festival: Official Selection
Cairo Film Festival - Best Director
Cairo Film Festival - Best Actress
Kausik Sen and Saswata Chatterjee
Director Rituparna Ghosh with Mrinal Sen, during location shooting
Nandita Das on the phone in between shots.