Director-duo Leena Gangopadhyay and Saibal Banerjee’s Maati  is about a young Bengali woman’s search for her roots in Bangladesh. Meghla Chowdhury (Paoli Dam), a lecturer of History, has a deep engagement with Partition — not the least because her own family was forced to migrate in 1947 from their ancestral village Kutubdiya in East Bengal, and her paternal grandmother (who stayed put) was killed by a Muslim retainer. Meghla inherits a resulting sense of betrayal from this episode, but also simultaneously, a great desire to…Continue Reading “MAATI: A Plea for Renewed Trust & Understanding Between a Divided People”