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Based on the famous Bengali novel 'Kinnar Dal' by the late Bibhuti Bhusan Bandopadhyay (writer of Pather Panchali stories adapted by Satyajit Ray), Tarun Majumder's film 'Ray of Hope (Aalo)' is set in 1950s rural Bengal immediately after India gained independence. Aalo (present Bengali star actress Rituparna Sengupta) is a city-bred woman from an educated, well-to-do family who moves to rural Bengal upon marriage. Here, she encounters a dramatic difference in the approach to life, gender equality and material possessions. In particular, Aalo is moved to respond to the… More