Legal drama film "Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway" is slated to be released on March 17. The Hindi language movie has been directed by Ashima Chibber and is based on the real life account of an immigrant Indian mother who battled against an entire country to win the custody of her own kids.
Sagarika Chakraborty, based on whom the movie has been made, has authored an autobiography "The Journey of a Mother" narrating her legal battle. The book was published in 2022.
Improper parenting: The allegation Norwegian government put on "Mrs Chatterjee"
The story begins with "Mrs Chatterjee" moving to Norway with her husband after marriage and settling down there.
She is blessed with two kids.
However, things go different when her kids are forcibly taken away from her on the pretext of improper parenting with examples like beating, feeding with hands, etc.
In the movie, Rani Mukherji plays the titular role of "Mrs Chatterjee" and Anirban Bhattacharya plays her husband.
In real life, Sagarika Chakraborty moved to Norway with her geophysicist husband Anurup Bhattacharya in 2007. In 2008, the couple welcomed their first child Abhigyaan, who later showed signs of autism. In 2010, Sagarika gave birth to Aishwarya.
In 2011, the Norwegian Child Welfare Services, known as the Barnevernet (another name for child protection) took Abhigyaan and Aishwarya away to be kept in a foster home.
The Norwegian government said it had the couple under observation and deemed them unfit for raising kids.