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Takhon Kuasha Chilo
Based on a novel by Syed Mustafa Siraj, Takhon Kuasha Chilo is a touching tale of an aged teacher (played by Soumitra Chatterjee) of a village school who has to step into politics to save the life of his student. The film masterfully portrays the old man’s struggle as he goes against all odds to ensure the safety of his student, a duty he considers paramount in his capacity as a teacher. The film is all set to make its India Premier at the Hyderabad Bengali Film Festival!
Director Saibal Mitra brings out the nuances of the novel beautifully as the cast of Soumitra Chatterjee, Saswata Chatterjee and Basabdatta Chatterjee. The music composed by Tejendra Narayan Majumdar will keep you enthralled as the saga unfolds.
Adapted from a short story by famed author Annie Zaidi, this movie beautifully portrays the poignant loneliness of a single, older woman, and her journey through mundane daily life. Do not miss this heart-rending film, that is sure to move you, and how!
Soni Razdan makes her digital debut in this movie, and Mahesh Bhatt makes a special appearance in it for his better half. It gets even better, with the addition of Pankaj Tripathy and Vinay Pathak in the cast, and Sanjoy Nag’s direction.
Abyakto is a poignant tale of a mother and son. The story encapsulates an unusual journey of Indra right from his childhood, adolescence to being a grown man. A series of unexplained events which turn him into a man he never ought to be. And these unexplained and unusual series of events are come upon by the film’s three most integral pillars, Indra’s mother Sathi, his father Kaushik and his father’s friend and his favorite uncle, Rudra. The film travels through various time lapses and captures the stirring and unexplainable situations and turmoils the trio goes through. The story zooms into the intricacies and complexities of various relationships. It is a humble attempt to explore love, regret, loneliness, sadness, the search of identity and various other emotions through the principal characters in the film.
First Promotion “Films are made for two reasons. One, to make it for the love of filmmaking and produce it as world cinema. Two, for commercial purposes. Both the requirements need to be fulfilled,” says Indraadip Das Gupta. To that end, his directorial debut, Kedara, is storming the world cinema scene with selections at the Madrid, Ottawa and Habitat Film Festivals.
On the acting front, it has won Kaushik Ganguly the Jury’s special mention for best actor at the Kolkata International Film Festival 2018. Do not miss this intriguing tale as it gets ready to make a big impact on HBFF 2019.