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Usnotar Jonno

Posted: May 12, 2015 in Telefilms

Based on a story by Sunita Ghatak and Kaushik Ganguly, the telefilm USNOTAR JONNO is directed by Kaushik Ganguly. It stars Roopa Ganguly, Churni and Chopal Bhaduri. The telefilm gives an insight into the lives of people considered unconventional in a stricter sense.

Filmmaker Roopa Ganguly and Churni are close friends and live together sharing a strong bond. Roopa in the course of shooting a documentary NOTIR KATHA on a theatre actor trapped with all woman’s attributes (voice, mannerism ) played by Chopal Bhaduri suddenly discovers the man lurking inside her feminine self, one that possibly longs for the company of her female friend Churni. After the shoot, Roopa doesn’t return back to her friend. They start living separately. In course of time, Churni gets married, but she too is unable to forget her dear friend Roopa Ganguly. A complex tale of unusual human relationships.

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ADITWIYA

Posted: March 29, 2013 in Telefilms

ADITWIYA is a tale of two individuals who have lost their respective spouses by their first marriage. When gloom engulfs their existence in the aftermath of the tragedy, these two people (Sumanta Mukherjee & Gargi Roy Choudhury ) finds solace and love in each other. This melodrama has been tackled rather well by director Ashok Vishwanathan who essays a supporting role as a cousin brother of Sumanta Mukherjee in this tele-film. The unfolding of the narrative is laced with humour with good effects.

Konikar Katha

Posted: August 2, 2009 in anjan dutt, Bengali films, Telefilms

Konikar Katha is a telefilm written and directed by Anjan Dutta.  Anjan Dutta has already made his mark as an actor in the films of Mrinal Sen, Gautam Ghosh, Ujjwal Chaterji  and others. Here we get a glimpse of his directorial skills and a fine storytelling ability. Earlier, Anjan Dutta had written stories for films as well, most notably Mrinal Sen’s Mahaprithibi.

The telefilm stars Moonmoon Sen and Anjan Dutta. The story does have an element of freshness. Most creative Indian filmmakers have so far stayed away from a  subject that incorporates probing into the human psyche against rapidly changing social values. Directors who have explored such themes in the past have done them against a more traditional backdrop.

The gist: Anjan Dutta works as an English schoolteacher in St. Paul’s School, Darjeeling. He meets his ex-wife, five times married actress Moonmoon Sen, after a gap of several years. She has come to Darjeeling with the new love of her life, a young handsome cameraman. Moonmoon wants Anjan to help her son secure admission in St. Paul’s school and become his local guardian. As the story flip-flops between Moonmoon’s admission and rejection of her having contracted cancer, a growing bond develops between her son and Anjan.

The director also probes  the possible reasons for the fickleness of Konika (Moonmoon Sen)’s character with great finesse. Overall, a commendable work from Anjan.