Mr. and Mrs. Iyer


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Mr. and Mrs. Iyer

Mr. and Mrs. Iyer is a 2002 Indian drama film written and directed by Aparna Sen and produced by N. Venkatesan. The film features Aparna Sen's daughter Konkona Sen Sharma as Meenakshi Iyer, a Tamil Iyer Brahmin who is a Hindu. Rahul Bose portrays the character of Raja Chowdhury, a Bengali Muslim wildlife photographer. The story revolves around these two lead characters during a fateful bus journey amidst the carnages of a communal strife in India. Zakir Hussain, an Indian tabla maestro, composed the background score and music for the film; Goutam Ghose, a film director himself, was the cinematographer. Mr. and Mrs. Iyer premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland and was showcased at other prominent film festivals. The film opened to Indian audiences on 19 July 2002. It was met with critical acclaim upon release, and won several national and international awards, including the Golden Maile award at the Hawaii International Film Festival and the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration in India. The film, which was also released as a DVD, had English as its predominant language with a sporadic use of Hindi, Tamil, and Bengali.

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Actors & Characters

Konkona Sen Sharma Konkona Sen Sharma Meenakshi Iyer Meenakshi Iyer
Rahul Bose Rahul Bose Raja Chowdhury Raja Chowdhury
Bhisham Sahni Bhisham Sahni Iqbal Ahmed Khan Iqbal Ahmed Khan
Sunil Mukherjee Sunil Mukherjee
Esha Chauhan Esha Chauhan
Anjan Dutt Anjan Dutt
A.V. Iyenger A.V. Iyenger Meenakshi's Father Meenakshi's Father
Vijaya Subramanium Vijaya Subramanium Meenakshi's Mother Meenakshi's Mother
Niharika Seth Niharika Seth Khushbu Khushbu
Surekha Sikri Surekha Sikri Najma Khan Najma Khan


Goutam Ghose Cinematography
Aparna Sen Director
Raviranjan Maitra Editor
Zakir Hussain Music
N. Venkatesan Producer
Aparna Sen Writer