YETI OBHIJAAN (2017)

With the first trailer of Yeti Obhijaan hitting the social media, I was going nuts to see this film and it’s not only because of the fact that I am a huge Srijit Mukherjee fan and have loved almost all his films but also because of the fact that this film looked spellbinding. The Bengali…

BYOMKESH PAWRBO (2016)

Arindam Sil is back with the second installment of his Byomkesh Films and it’s mighty impressive. Adapting Saradindu Bandyopadhyay’s Amriter Mrityu, he intricately conjures up an engrossing and intricate story that will never cease to impress you. I knew that story, I had seen the episode too of the Rajit Kapoor starrer Byomkesh Bakshi series…

BYOMKESH O CHIRIYAKHANA (2016)

Over the last few years, the Bengali film industry has meta morphed into something that it should have become years before. The influx of fresh and contemporary talents in varied disciplines has practically changed the way Bengali films were made. It’s true that one could easily point out auteurs like Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Ritwick…

EAGOLER CHOKH (2016)

Ebar Shabor was a wonderful film. I adored it. It had the same kind of feeling that tends to accompany the Byomkesh Bakshi and Feluda films. It just went one level up by having the story unfold in modern day Kolkata. The mystery that it had on offer was also deliciously intricate and the film…

SAJARUR KANTA(2015)

Basu Chatterjee before and Anjan Dutta later have spoilt us viewers with some sensational rendering of the much loved truth seeker Byomkesh Bakshi. The highlights of their portrayals have been speed, taut editing and above all a tense environment all the way through. Pretty much the basic requirements of a whodunit thriller. The three Anjan…

SESH ANKA(2015)

Sesh Anka is a somewhat lukewarm and yet strangely entertaining affair. Sans the unnecessary dramatics which we have all grown up from, it remains on tracks for the duration of its runtime and never fails to entertain you. The film starts off with the arrest of Raina (Parno Mittra), the demented daughter of a business…

AHALYA(2015)

Ahalya, a short film by Sujoy ‘Kahaani’ Ghosh has been the talk of the web for a while now. I have seen this film pop up on my “youtube” window every time I logged on and within a few days, I was compelled to give it a look. The story is that of the classic…

KAILASHEY KELENKARI(2007)

After the sparkling Bombaiyer Bombete, Sandip Ray returns with the stellar Kailashey Kelenkari. Made after a hiatus of almost four years, the piling years have neither affected the storytelling nor seem to have aged the characters who still are in their sparkling best. While the story is a complete departure from the previous movie, the…

BOMBAIYER BOMBETE(2003)

Bombaiyer Bombete is based on the book by Satyajit Ray of the same name and is the first of six Feluda films that were directed by Sandip Ray and starred Sabyasachi Chakrabarty as the sleuth Feluda to come out ever since 2003. This was the only film which had eluded me ever since I started…

CHOTODER CHOBI(2015)

Chotoder Chobi released just a day after I left Kolkata for my hometown Guwahati, sometime in the month of January. I wanted to watch the film in theaters but because of the obvious reason which is that the film never released here in Guwahati, I couldn’t watch it. With the DVD home video finally making…

EBAR SHABOR(2015)

Ebar Shabor is one of those films which reminds us why the Bengali film industry has seen a rise over the last couple of years. It is a film which knows what it wants to accomplish and does everything in its strength to remain achieve that. It is a film which is as much about…

BADSHAHI ANGTI(2014)

Badshahi Angti is the reboot of the existing Feluda Series which had its last release in Royal Bengal Rahasya. Following that film, we now have a new Feluda in Abir Chatterjee and Topshe in Sourav Das. The film is based on the book of the same name by Satyajit Ray. The film follows the journey…