An actress mysteriously dies after the "Shubho Mahurat," a celebration of the first shot of the film. A journalist and her perceptive aunt investigate.

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Padmini Choudhury
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Mallika Sen
Kalyani Mandal ...
Kakoli Sinha (as Kalyani Mondal)
Moumita Gupta ...
Kalpana
Aparajita Adhya ...
Tota Roy Chowdhury ...
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Anindya Chatterjee ...
Subhankar (as Anindya Chattopadhyay)
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Sunil
Kaushik Banerjee ...
Pranabesh (as Kaushik Bandyopadhyay)
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Kanai
Dibya Bhattacharya ...
Abani Majumdar
Sumanta Mukherjee ...
Sambit Roy (as Sumanta Mukhopadhyay)
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After twenty years living abroad, Padmini Choudhury, an actress-turned-producer, returns to India to make a film with her director husband Sambit Roy. Journalist Mallika Sen reports on the first day filming celebration, and accompanies actress Kakoli home to conduct an interview. Arriving home, Kakoli becomes violently ill and passes away. The police discover that Kakoli was poisoned earlier that day, and everyone from the "Shubho Mahurat" celebration becomes a suspect. Mallika investigates the case, but it is her perceptive aunt, Ranga Pishima, who puts the clues together. Written by L. Hamre

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Sharmila Tagore and Rakhee Gulzar appeared on-screen after 30 years since they starred in the Hindi movie Daag: A Poem of Love (1973). See more »

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Padmini is handed a drink without a straw in it. However, the shot used for the flashback is a different take and the glass has a straw in it. See more »

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A must see Bengali detective movie!!!
1 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although the plot is somewhat predicable, this movie was surely very riveting till the very last minute. Packed with Indian star actresses like Sharmila Tagore and Nandita Das, there was never any lack of suspense.

On the down side, I think the story was adopted from one of Agatha Christie novels, however it was not mentioned except the movie was dedicated to one of her creations, Miss Marple.

It is not easy to convert this foreign theme in Bengali and Rituparno Ghosh has done an excellent job. I would call it one of the best Bengali detective films.


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