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Antareen (1993)

| 1993 (India)

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antareen
26 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

how many of us will deny the fact that we alwaz wanted to talk to some strangers, and when the stranger is from d opposite sex the excitement and anxiety doubles. 'antareen' meaning confines is a story about the conversation of two lonely figures, one a lonely writer the other a lady suffering from grave circumstances. One night while staying at his friends ancestral home the writer receives a call but nobody speaks. Next night the phone rings again. This time there is a lady and the two start talking. Days pass by and there conversation multiply. The lady a prisoner of circumstances confines in the writer. She gets someone who had the patience to listen to her pain and agony. They make an imaginary world of their own. Then in the middle of a fateful night this world thus built collapses. Both of them carry on with their respective lives but there is a lot of passion and desires in it....

Like always Mrinal Sen excels in showing a complex story in a realistic fashion. The conversations of the two characters sounds very natural. The movie has a mystery at every point and u are always lookin forward for more. Applaudes for certain camera angles. All in all its a fantastic film with some very realistic performances.


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