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Indraneel's sudden death averts a possible divorce, and takes Radhika on a fantastic inward journey of discovery of her own roots through the language of poetry, and lost love. A publisher ... See full summary »

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Rituparno Ghosh

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Rituparno Ghosh (screenplay), Rituparno Ghosh (story)
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Credited cast:
Prasenjit Chatterjee ... Indraneel (as Prosenjit Chattopadhyay)
Bipasha Basu ... Radhika
Jishu Sengupta ... Shekhar (as Jisshu Sengupta)
Sohag Sen Sohag Sen ... Priyabala
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paoli Dam ... Kajari Roy
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Indraneel's sudden death averts a possible divorce, and takes Radhika on a fantastic inward journey of discovery of her own roots through the language of poetry, and lost love. A publisher asks Radhika to complete Indraneel's works. This compels her to study his work, and thus begins her journey into the past. She realizes how much he romanticized their mundane, everyday life. Yet in reality, he was often insensitive, negligent and apathetic towards her. She wonders about his dual identity. How can a poet be unaware of his day-to-day realities, yet highlight moments from it in his art? Is art essentially an artifice? Written by Reliance Big Pictures

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28 August 2009 (India) See more »

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Bipasja basu was shortlisted to win national award for best actress for this film and was on to win but due to certain arguments with jury members and lost. See more »

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Thoughtful Bengali drama.
21 March 2010 | by MozjoukineSee all my reviews

Ask any outside observer of Indian cinema, even in the hey day of Bollywood, about Bengali film and the bright ones will still come to a halt after Satajit Ray.

Well that was then and this slow moving thoughtful drama is a different animal and a also a distance from the Hindi Cinema which is creeping into multiplexes.

The so gorgeous Miss Basu is sorting out her recollections of her dead poet husband, who neglected the finance needed to run the home to the point where the motherly maid went without food, and seemed more interested in cricket on TV than their relationship. Will she make it with the associate who was a fan of the husband to the point of having a seven foot photo mural made of his face? Lots of lingering 'scope scenics and curious anatomical close ups. It's kind of self defeating because whatever they are trying to say takes careful analytical thinking, while the solemn pacing encourages the viewer to drift of.


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