Movies Include: Iye , Under Construction , Sonar pahar , Goodnight City , Roktokorobi , Andarkahini , Mayurakshi
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Description: Director Debesh Chattopadyay weaves his narrative around the myriad trials and tribulations of the protagonists as they attempt to come to terms with new definitions of reality and identity in an era of neo-globalization. In a global village where growing cosmopolitan vibes are making people imbibe a variety of values and cultural ideologies, the film explores the resultant loss of the old and reconstruction of new, unique identities amidst the flux.
The film indulges in an intricate exploration of ideas and ideals which are being questioned every day and the various approaches adapted by individuals to forge their own answers from the chaos. The cinematography puts the audience in an illusive position of power which makes them realize the complexities they create for people by forcing nuances of ideology and established practices on them.
Director: Debesh Chattopadhyay
Description - ‘Under Construction ’ by Bangladeshi filmmaker Rubaiyat Hossain is an emotionally charged portrait of theatre actress Roya, a middle-class Muslim woman, who struggles to establish her identity, individuality, freedom, and sexuality beyond the traditional norms and values of the conservative society. It won the Bangladesh National Film Award 2016, and critical acclaims at leading film festivals across the world.
Cast: Rahul Bose, Sahana Goswami
Director: Rubaiyat Hossain
Description: A story about a Mother, a son, a grandmother, a grandchild and all the emotions around and between. The movie further explores the bitter-sweet relationships that build on these emotions. Upama, her son Soumya whom she misses but who prefers his nuclear family to his mother. Bitlu, the innocent soul who does not shy away before befriending a lady his Grandmother's age. Upama's identity bobs hitherto in the nooks and turns of her missing her son, and the charming prose she writes to get away from the sorrows. The complexity that arises in families due to generation gap is highlighted, perhaps to make us see the bigger picture that supersedes all ego and selfishness. We have the legendary pair of "Chena Ochena", "Teen Bhuboner Paare", "Aparna" together again; as Soumitra Chatterjee and Tanuja enact their magic on screen, and it CAN NOT be missed out on!
Cast: Tanuja, Soumitra Chatterjee, Parambrata Chatterjee, Jisshu Sengupta, Arunima Ghosh
Description: Kamaleswar Mukherjee’s ‘Goodnight City ’ is a highly emotive and gripping story of one fateful night for a psychiatrist, a cop, and a mentally unwell criminal. It is not just a psychological thriller but a social commentary on the contemporary time from the viewpoint of the psychiatrist played by Rituaparna Sengupta.
Cast: Rituparna Sengupta, Saswata, Chatterjee, Sudip Mukherjee, Arunima Ghosh, Ritwick Chakraborty
Director: Kamaleswar Mukherjee
Description: Inspired by Rabindranath Tagore’s iconic play ‘Roktokorobi’, Amitava Bhattacharya’s directorial is a thought-provoking depiction of contemporary politics. Longlisted for the 90th Academy Awards, the film revolves around a dramatist caught between his political consciousness and creative urge.
Cast: Kaushik Sen, Rahul, Ushasie Chakraborty, Mumtaz Sorcar, Debdut Ghosh
Director: Amitava Bhattacharya
Description: ‘Mayurakshi’ explores the strained relationships in the modern age of work pressure and financial woes. The concerns for careers and competition takes one’s mind off important things, such as family. The family bonding weakens, among other things, as isolation and stress become a larger part of our lives. The movie revolves around aged Sushovan and his middle-aged son Aryanil, who stay in different continents. Aryanil is currently facing and unsettling phase in his personal life. He misses his Father, who shaped his upbringing but is helpless, due to his job. Sushovan is visited by his son, for a span of 5 days. Within this time, lost characters resurface and old incidents curiously become relevant. Days become lengthier than years. Also, Aryanil needs to face the finality of age and destiny that is dawning on his family. Armed with a powerhouse of sheer acting brilliance, this National Award winning movie is bound to stir those homesick feelings in your heart.
Cast: Soumitra Chatterjee, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Gargi Roy Chowdhury, Indrani Halder and Sudiptaa Chakrobarty
Director: Atanu Ghosh
Description: This movie reflects the face of our society in a mirror of womanhood. It is a montage of four stories, with different backgrounds, with women in their inherent roles as a wife, a mother, a daughter, or a friend. The same woman is shown to portray the four female protagonists in the four accounts, which acts as a metaphor for the very aspect of womanhood, and also showing that somewhere, the nexus of the tale remains same, only the colors of the relationship and our viewing angles change. Each story deals with the correlative context of human emotions and relationship and brings to the Viewers the core value of realization. Winner of the Best Actress in Dadashaheb Phalke film festival for Andarkahini, Priyanka makes sure the audience is glued to the stories.
Cast: Priyanka Sarkar, Rajesh Mishra, Soumitra Chatterjee, Saayoni Ghosh
Director : Arnab.K.Middya