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Shubho Mahurat (2003)

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

Director:

Rituparno Ghosh

Writers:

Sudeshna Bandyopadhyay (english translations), Agatha Christie (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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

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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Genres:

Crime | Mystery

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Country:

India

Language:

Bengali

Release Date:

25 July 2003 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Gyilkosság a forgatáson See more »

Filming Locations:

Calcutta, West Bengal, India

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jagannath Productions See more »
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Color:

Color
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Last film of Raakhee Gulzar. 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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Waste of film...
6 October 2003 | by agnilahiriSee all my reviews

This movie is based of an Agatha Christie novel, which for its time must have been very original and spellbinding, but in this time and age, making a movie based on those stories is an insult to the audience. 10 minutes into the movie its easy to guess who is the victim as well as who is the killer. The acting on the other hand is great, which is what i would expect anyway, since this movie is packed with bollywood superstars like Nandita Das and Sharmila Tagor.


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