Q&A with Love Sex Soprano Writer-Producer-Actress Taranjit Kaur

"Every time he turned his back after having the pleasure of her body, she would spend the rest
of the night looking at the ceiling, wondering where was love in all of this.”

Shot by the talented Prashant Dandekar and directed by Sreemoyee Bhattacharya, Love Sex Soprano stars Taranjit Kaur and was selected at the Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival. Starring, Written and Produced by Taranjit Kaur, LSS captures a woman's journey, as she explores her sexuality and her relationships, good and broken. A film that talks about not looking for love outside, but within.


1. There is a lot of symbolism used in the trailer. Tell us about the use of symbolism in the film and why it is been effectively employed.

Love Sex Soprano is a film that talks about female desires and delves in the space of self-love. Coming from a background of theatre of imagery, it is a natural choice to use metaphors for depicting emotions. The use of white in the opening scene for the innocence and serenity was enhanced by the Art director Gayatri Shinde who managed to create a space that had a dream like quality. We always wanted to have the climax scene in the middle of nowhere and immersive in nature where she becomes one with nature. A lot of credit goes to the DOP Prashant Dandekar for his brilliant cinematography.

2. A woman's sexuality is still not spoken about openly but short films and independent cinema continue to try to push boundaries. How do you think your film helps further the narrative of a woman?

Most of the films in this part of the world have been told through a male gaze. While we talk about female sexuality and desires, we must understand that most of the relationships whether matrimony or otherwise are still very much dominated by patriarchy.

Women have not not been able to express what they like or want from a relationship. Our understanding of our bodies has been guided through our conditioning. In the film, while the woman goes through a destructive relationship, she finally decides to take control of her life and experiences freedom in the arms of nature. It was surely simpler to tell the story in a short film as it gave us the creative freedom. But of course we would love to tell more stories in a feature length.

3. You don several hats in this project. How do you manage the different hats?

While I have been writing since many years, I had written a series that could be best told through a series of short films. So we decided to make the first one. I thoroughly enjoyed producing it which became easy because of the wonderful team we had on board. Each one of them was so enthusiastic and happy to work that they all gave their best shot to the film. Also having Sreemoyee as a director was an asset as we knew each other from before and shared a chemistry that showed in the film.

4. What do you want the audiences to take away from your film?

I think every person in the audience takes away a different experience from any film, mainly because of their own experiences of life. Surely the film celebrates being free and liberated. There is a clear message that once we discover self love we stop searching for it outside and reach a space of calmness and joy.

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