Posto: Trailer

Releasing on 12th May, Posto is the the latest film from the noted director duo of Nandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee. Riding high on the success of back to back blockbusters, Bela Seshe (2015) and Praktan (2016), Posto is produced by Probhat Roy, Ganpati Productions and Windows and has music by Anindya Chatterjee and Anupam Roy. Gopi Bhagat is the DOP and Malay Laha is the editor. The star cast includes Soumitra Chatterjee, Jisshu Sengupta, Mimi Chakraborty, Lily Chakraborty, Paran Bandopadhyay etc. Continue reading “Posto: Trailer”

Satyajit Ray’s Ganashatru (An Enemy of the People): Drawingroom and Worldview of Hindu Middle Class

Satyajit Ray has always faced the accusation of ignoring political realities in his films. Ray may never have been a left card carrying member, but his movies always have focused on how human lives are impacted due to the larger context of politics right from Apu to his last film Agantuk.

Ray does not waste time in establishing the urgency, the first scene shows a doctor being concerned with the spread of a waterborne disease which he feels is due to contamination. Then in the next few minutes he establishes the major characters of the film in the living room of the doctor.Continue reading “Satyajit Ray’s Ganashatru (An Enemy of the People): Drawingroom and Worldview of Hindu Middle Class”

Praktan Movie Review: Life’s a Journey, You Have to Move on at the Right Time

It is but natural to fall in relationships that seem to appear rosy initially, only to appear as a difficult proposition later on. Yes you do tell yourself that you would try and adjust and expect the same out of the other person as well, but then you end up realizing that it is not all that simple eventually. Have you ever gone through any such relationship or heard or know of someone who has gone through it? Chances of hearing a yes from most people are extremely high and I am sure of the same. Ok here are some questions for us to ponder over-when a relationship seems to have probably reached its end what do we do? How sure are we that we gave it a fair chance to succeed? Are we willing to let go of each other amicably if it comes to that? Most importantly do we actually manage to move on in every way possible once the relationship ceases to exist?Continue reading “Praktan Movie Review: Life’s a Journey, You Have to Move on at the Right Time”

Praktan: Trailer

Praktan Still 1The successful director-duo of Nandita Roy and Shiboprasad Mukherjee made their mark with their very first Bengali movie, Icche (2011) and went on to make 6 more films ever since. Their last film Bela Seshe went on to be critically acclaimed but also a major commercial success as well. Now they are ready with their latest film, Praktan which sees the evergreen jodi of Prosenjit Chatterjee and Rituparna Sengupta coming back together after around 14 years. Produced by Probhat Roy and Windows,the film also features Soumitra Chatterjee, Sabitri Chatterjee, Aparajita Adhya, Biswanath Basu, Manali Dey etc. The music is by Anindya Chatterjee and Anupam Roy while Gopi Bhagat is the DOP and Malay Laha is the editor.Continue reading “Praktan: Trailer”

Bela Seshe (2015) Movie Review: A Nostalgic Tale of Love and Relationships

Whenever a long standing relationship breaks down we often tend to take sides, suggesting that it is probably one individual who is at fault. And if the relationship happens to involve a married couple, it is no surprise to see the relationship falling apart from time to time. Irrespective of whether it is a love marriage or an arranged marriage, there is definitely a good possibility of the relationship developing cracks at a point of time, for reasons which could even be extremely trivial at times. Quite often people say that when a marriage fails it could be due to the lack of love and understanding between the couple. Well it could be true indeed, but by and large there are also situations when sometimes there is no acrimony between the couple, yet they drift apart or want to be on their own after a point. Now imagine if this was to happen in case of a couple who have been married to each other for years and who now have an extended family of their own.Continue reading “Bela Seshe (2015) Movie Review: A Nostalgic Tale of Love and Relationships”

Paanch Adhyay- Trailer

Film journalist turned writer-director Pratim D.Gupta‘s debut Bengali film Paanch Adhyay is finally ready and the trailer is now out. Essentially a romantic drama the film does have a polished look ( from what is visible in the trailer ) and it is produced by Kaustuv Roy. Ananda Chakraborty is the DOP, Shantanu Moitra takes care of music and Arghyakamal Mitra is the editor. Continue reading “Paanch Adhyay- Trailer”

Aparajita Tumi Movie Review: A Tale of Relationships

Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury aka Tony Chowdhury made his transition to feature films from the world of ad films. With his first two films-Anuranan and Antaheen, Aniruddha has already indicated the kind of films he’s comfortable making. One might appreciate or have problems with both Anuranan and Antaheen but one cannot help but notice that certain patterns are very clear from these 2 films. Both the films try to cater to the educated and cosmopolitan Bengali viewers and they certainly do include well known actors as well. The aim is to try to do films that convey something interesting moving away from the hustle & bustle of the formula films while still firmly maintaining a firm foot within the commercial framework.Continue reading “Aparajita Tumi Movie Review: A Tale of Relationships”