Ditiyo Basanto

Posted: January 2, 2016 in Bengali films, Jahnu Barua, Sabyasachi Chakraborty

In some respects this Abhijit Dasgupta directed film echo Jahnu Barua’s debut Assamese film APOOROOPA (1982) which featured Biju Phukan and Suhasini Mulay. In both these films a former lover re-enters into the life of the heroine at an unhappy phase in her life. In Barua’s film the lovers escape from their surroundings to go off to a distant place; in this Bengali film the lovers refrain from taking such a step.

Rituparno Sengupta plays the heroine who loses her husband (Sabyasachi Chakraborty) suddenly. A couple of years later, she meets her former lover (Shilajit) and sparks rekindle. The film is based on a story by Manjulika Dasgupta and shot almost entirely on a hill station. Lyrical at times, but melancholic throughout.

Rating: 3 out of 5

 

 

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