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Shubho Mahurat (2003)

 -  Crime | Mystery  -  25 July 2003 (India)
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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Sharmila Tagore ...
Padmini Choudhury
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Mallika Sen
Kalyani Mandal ...
Kakoli Sinha (as Kalyani Mondal)
Moumita Gupta ...
Kalpana
Aparajita Adhya ...
Pramila
Tota Roy Chowdhury ...
Arindam (as Tota Roychowdhury)
Anindya Chatterjee ...
Subhankar (as Anindya Chattopadhyay)
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Sunil
Kaushik Banerjee ...
Pranabesh (as Kaushik Bandyopadhyay)
Jishu Sengupta ...
Kanai
Dibya Bhattacharya ...
Abani Majumdar
Sumanta Mukherjee ...
Sambit Roy (as Sumanta Mukhopadhyay)
Rakhee Gulzar ...
Ranga Pishima
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Saket Bandyopadhyay ...
Boy at the Stairs
Satrajit Bandyopadhyay ...
Boy at the Stairs
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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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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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Version of The Mirror Crack'd (1992) See more »

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Indianised Agatha Christie minus the British Snobbery
29 October 2005 | by (Oman) – See all my reviews

Yeah!I am very big fan of Agatha Christie and when i first heard of an Indian(Bengali) version of 'The Mirror Crack'd from side to side' i practically winced.Having seen the one with Liz Taylor & Rock Hudson with Angela Lansbury as Miss Marple i was wondering what Mr.Ghosh, the director had to offer in this Indianised version of a classic.

The result is nothing short of amazing as Mr.Ghosh rewrote the entire novel in an Indian context and suitably indianized the characters to make the movie thoroughly entertaining.The casting was a stroke of genius by bringing in the legendary Sharmila Tagore to play Marina Gregg.The story has been altered in places in such a way which makes more sense from the Indian point of view. Also Rituporno managed to avoid the 'Costume Drama' like feel of the Liz Taylor version.Viola!We now have a story which we can relate to.

The end result is superb due to the fact Rituporno is one of those filmmakers who know how to tell a story and edit well enough to keep the flow of the tale.

I am glad that he attempted this movie and hopefully i would love to have a Bengali version of '4:50 from Paddington'.Well done!Rituporno. Keep up the good work.


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