Life Goes On (King Lear)
Life Goes On, dir. Sangeeta Datta, 2009
A contemporary film adaptation of King Lear, set in modern-day London, centred on the life of three generations of immigrants of a Hindu family from Bengal. Stormglass Productions.
The aging father and respected physician, Sanjay Banerjee, finds himself in Learesque situations. After the death of his wife, he divides his wealth among his children and misunderstand Dia, the youngest daughter and most caring one. As a student at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Dia plays Cordelia in a student performance of King Lear.
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More detailed synopsis:
London-based Dr. Sanjay Banerjee, an ardent Hindu, is prejudiced against Muslims. One day, he returns to his million-pound home to find his wife, Manju, passed out. She is declared dead upon arriving at the hospital due to a massive coronary. Sanjay is consoled by his friend, Alok, who also notifies his three daughters, Lolita, Tuli, and Dia. While preparing for the funeral, reminiscing about this life with Manju, the devastation his family experienced during the time of partition, he meets with each of his daughters, and finds Lolita, who has two children, is having marital problem with her Caucasian husband, John; Career-minded Tuli is in a Lesbian relationship; but nothing will prepare him for the shock when he finds out that aspiring-stage actress, Dia, is not only in love with a Muslim named Imtiaz, but is also pregnant.