Wednesday, December 24, 2008

KAALPURUSH (Bengali) (2006)

Bengali cinema has produced many thinking film makers like Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak, Hrishida, Basuda, Rituparno Ghosh & at the same time gave actors of infinite scope & there are many names to count. Writer, Director Budhdhdeb Dasgupta is one of the most thinking film maker of Bengal. Film opens with haunting flute sound which revisits throughout the film & lingers still after you finish it. Life is in multitude but still man is alone, the true relatives are joys & woes. It’s more internal film (very slow in pace) but may be I better understand it when I will cross my 50. the film narrates the story of a father & a son in the backdrop of two different time & places.They were parted from each other years ago with an unwanted situation…yet life is strange & their thirst of life & hidden feelings made them unite in strange situation. Both father & son have their own experience, memories & interpretations of their lives bundled in the frailty of human relations: surreal & sublime at times, failures & successes. Its too personal & intimate film & very few viewers could get relate to director’s idea of the film as it’s very baffling & full of hidden darkness of life.
Mithun Chakraborty & Rahul Bose have done class justice to their roles. I was surprised with Mithunda’s performance in Maniratnam’s ‘Guru’ & this film is extension of it. The movie also cast Sameera Reddy as Bengali housewife of Bose who is obsessed with America-a land of opportunities.
The film is a National Award Winner as a Best Film of 2006. And it truly deserves it.

Ratings- 8/10

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