Shilpantar (2002)

Posted: November 12, 2015 in Bangla 2001-2010, Bappaditya Bandopadhyay, Bengali films, Shirsendu Mukhopadhyay


Shilpantar is directed  by Bappaditya Bandopadhyay (‘Kaantataar’, ‘Housefull’). It follows the life of a small town village artist (Subhashis Mukhopadhyay) & his relationship with a circus artist (Debasree Roy). The film is based on a story by Shirsendu Mukhopadhyay.

The Bengali directors have been fascinated with performing artists and several films from Sandip Ray’s PHATIKCHAND to Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s BAGH BAHADUR have realistically depicted their lives. This one too is quite a commendable effort and weaves in village life in its variegated color into the narrative. The supporting cast includes Mrinal Mukherjee, Nemai Ghosh and others.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5


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