My entry into watching Bengali films started with the love for one lovable cop who accompanied Vidya Bagchi around Kolkotta in the recently released Kahaani. The 3 Blackholes unanimously fell hard for the cop donned by actor Parambrata Chatterjee. Black hole 3 started her search for his films soon after.
Baishe Srabon came to us by sheer accident, at a party when diners on the table seeing our excitement for PC, the cop suggested this movie. In due course of which we met yet another Bengali actor, Prosenjit Chatterjee. For us blackholes, his role in this movie if remade in Malayalam will be definitely played by Mohanlal May be it could be soon to be released Grand Master (2012)
Two movies down, BH3 was on her way to watching so many others, and a combination of Praambrata and Prosenjit again, led her to Dosar
Dosar was screened privately for me at BH3 Talkies today. … beautifully taken in black and white by Rituparno Ghosh, this acclaimed movie released in 2006, narrates the story of a husband (Prosenjit Chatterjee) and wife (Konkona Sen) whose happy lives come to a standstill because of an accident, one involving the husband and his mistress! The mistress dies on the spot… then the story in one of its perspectives is about how the widower and his Class IV son, and the wife grapple with this information that encroached into their lives.
The husband and wife are the main lead as the poster to the right shows, however, the tid bits of the story also unfold through the lives of two other couples in extra marital relationships: our crush, the cop appears as a character named Bobby (The movie reminded me of Rahul Bose‘s Anuranan, a Bengali movie dubbed into Hindi). Our ever so humane contract killer Bob Biswas aka Saswata Chatterjee also stars in a minor role in Dosar…
BH3 has seen a lot more PC movies than any of us today, she can talk extensively on Bengali cinema giving those from the state in the hostel a complex. BH2 and I (BH1) do not have much exposure, but we go to BH3 Talkies and watch the suggested movies, with a bowl of biscuits, customized black coffee and peanuts from the canteen …
#Bengalimovielove to be ….continued….