About the movie
Can death be funny? Can a situation arise when people actually welcome death? To find out, watch 'Onek Holo...Ebar Toh Moro', a hilarious comedy and satire on the business of death. This laugh-a-minute riot with an ensemble cast is a story of triumph against all odds in a seemingly hopeless situation, and a novel experimentation that treads unexplored cinematic territory.
Set in an impoverished hamlet in West Bengal, the story revolves around a village simpleton Krishna, his alcoholic father, and a piece of inherited land that they wish to sell, in order to get out of their perpetual state of penury. But in spite of numerous efforts, nobody is interested in buying the land due to an incident involving their own folly, which sparks off a rumor.
The villagers think that the land is haunted, and even crops grown on the land remain unsold as the villagers are afraid of ill-luck befalling them, if they consume it. All efforts go in vain, and both father & son are depressed, dejected and drowned in deep debt.
To add to Krishna's woes, his girlfriend refuses to marry him till he establishes his business or earns a stable income. One day as he mournfully discusses his hopeless life and poor financial condition with his best friend, a neighbor informs them that a villager has died, and the boys are therefore required to help carry the corpse to the cremation ground in a neighboring village, which is a few miles away.
The conversation sparks an idea that Krishna thinks could bring an end to their woes and be the solution to all their problems. And then the madness begins. Krishna convinces everyone about his seemingly implausible idea, which eventually takes shape and becomes a reality. But it doesn't quite take off as intended. Business eludes him and all seems lost once again. Krishna and his friend think up several ways to boost business, which lead to hilarious situations and a few sticky ones, but nothing works. Finally a quirky twist of fate and divine intervention comes to their rescue, turning their business into a money spinning venture, enticing people from even far flung villages.
Word spreads fast and the booming business attracts attention of the mafia & land grabbers who now want to buy the piece of land by hook or crook, and make a killing (literally) out of this unique business idea. In a matter of time, the land which nobody wanted, now becomes the centre of attraction, which everyone wants. How Krishna and his father, along with a little help from his friend and love interest manage to fend off all odds, emerge prosperous and live happily ever after, forms the crux of the tale.
The rib-tickling comedy explores several sub plots, twists and turns that take us through an entertaining journey about love, relationships, hope, faith, greed and money, and eventually leaves us with a message that people at large would identify with. The film aimed at both masses and classes, is sure to resonate with one and all. It has a stellar cast and four refreshing music tracks which are added highlights.