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The Letter

An elderly lady living alone in Kolkata spends her time lost in memories and forgetting. Her solitude gets a welcome break with the intrusion of a salesman. But is the man out to take advantage of this ageing woman? And why doesn't the lady let the man leave?
With both the characters trapped in each other’s lies, ‘The Letter’, explores the possibility of forging human connection in the age of isolation.

  • Pubali Chaudhuri
  • Pubali Chaudhuri
    Rock On, Kai Po Che
  • Pubali Chaudhuri
  • Chaiti Chaudhuri
    Key Cast
    "Chaiti "
  • Tuhin Mukherjee
    Key Cast
    "Probal "
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    21 minutes 54 seconds
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    February 6, 2023
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    7,500 USD
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  • Indian Film Festival of New York
    New York
    United States
    May 13, 2023
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Indian Film Festival of Melbourne
    August 11, 2023
    Australia Premiere
    Official Selection
  • London Lift Off
    United Kingdom
    December 4, 2023
    United Kingdom Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Pubali Chaudhuri

A graduate of the Screenplay Writing Department of the Film & Television Institute of India, Pubali has been working as a screenwriter in the Hindi film industry of India for the last 17 years. Her theatrical credits include 'Rock On' ( National Award for Best Hindi Film, 2009) and ' Kai Po Che' ( Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay, 2014). She has also been a faculty of screenwriting at the Film & Television Institute of India and at Whistling Woods International film school. 'The Letter' is her indie directorial debut.

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Director Statement

After years of seeing myself as a screenwriter, I’ve now donned the hat of a director to experience first-hand the journey of my words to the screen.
In many ways, ‘The Letter’ is an extremely personal film where I have gone back to my roots, quite literally. Having built my film career in the Hindi film industry, I’ve chosen to make my directorial debut in my mother tongue Bengali. The film is shot in my childhood home and most of the cast and crew are friends and family.
While the logistics of the film is based on nostalgia, ‘The Letter’ is a fictional narrative where I explore the liminal zone between brutal truths and beautiful lies to finally arrive on the shores of human connection and empathy.