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Film by doctors on sex test

Cooch Behar, Oct. 5: Doctors of the Dinhata subdivisional hospital have tried celluloid to discourage people from pre-natal sex determination.

Ten doctors of the hospital and some professionals of Dinhata produced Upokar, a telefilm of 70-minute duration, which is likely to be released at Nripendra Narayan Smriti Sadan on October 9.

The film is jointly produced by Bibartan and the Society for Participatory Action and Reflection, two non-government organisations. Kalyanmay Das directed the film based on a story written by Ujjal Acharya, a doctor of the hospital.

“The idea is to discourage the determination of pre-natal sex because it is often seen that if a woman is carrying the foetus of a girl, there is a tendency to go for abortion,” the director said.

Acharya plays the role of Pratap, a man who does not want a second child fearing it will be a girl, while Saranya Ghosh Chowdhury, a gynaecologist of the hospital, has been cast as Pramila, Pratap’s wife.

The story depicts how Pratap changed his mind after seeing his second daughter.

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