Tora's Husband


The Main 2 Sun, Apr 16, 2023 11:00 AM
The Main 2 Mon, Apr 17, 2023 1:15 PM
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:Asian Frontiers
Women & Film
Release Year:2022
Runtime:143 min
Print Source:Pascale Romonda
Tags:Culture & Society
Family Drama
Women Directors
Director:Rima Das
Producer:Rima Das
Cinematographer:Rima Das
Screenwriter:Rima Das
Editor:Rima Das
Composer:Sagar Desai
Principal Cast:Abhijit Das
Tarali Kalita Das
Bhuman Bhargav Das
Purbanchali Das
Simanta Malakar
Nilima Das


From MSPIFF favorite Rima Das (Village Rockstars, Bulbul Can Sing) comes this poignant tale of a man struggling to keep his life above water during the ravages of the COVID lockdown.

Jaan (Abhijit Das) owns a small bakery and restaurant that he is trying to keep afloat during the COVID lockdown. Despite the tough times, he is extremely generous and kind. But when Jaan is forced to take out loans to support his staff and family, his kind nature begins to crack under the mounting pressure, causing an unbearable strain on his family. Working with her brother, Abhijit Das, a non-actor whose subtle performance is revelatory, filmmaker Rima Das–working as writer, director, cinematographer, editor and producer–has crafted a moving film inspired by her own father, and by events in Assam where she grew up. “[A] documentary-style sense of life unfolding rather than engineered drama.” –Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

Director Biography

Rima Das has emerged as one of India’s premiere auteurs, taking on nearly all technical elements of her films–producing, editing, photographing, writing and directing. Her films include Village Rockstars (2017), India’s official submission to that year’s Oscars and Bubul Can Sing (2018), both of which appeared at MSPIFF.