The Last Lear Receives 55th National Film Award-Best Feature Film in English
The Last Lear by director Rituparno Ghosh wins the 55th National Film Award for the best feature film in English for the year 2007.
Produced by Arindam Chaudhuri, the film is about an veteran actor Harish Mishra (Amitabh Bachchan) whose world beings with and ends in Shakespeare. He has worked in a film during the shoot of which he was injured and went into coma. The director of the movie Siddhartha (Arjun Rampal) is a person who wants thing his ways. The film tells the story in flash back with the other characters are Vandana (Shefali Shah), Shabnam (Preity Zinta), Iny (Divya Dutt) and reveals how Harish got bedridden.
The Last Lear is based on the script of the Bengali actor and playwright Utpal Dutt’s Aajker Shahjahan that was adapted by Rituparno Ghosh. The film has a brilliant weaving of story and creation of a Shakespearian actor with his whims and passion that mesmerizes the audience.