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Cinemawala (2016)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family | 13 May 2016 (India)
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Digital cinema threatens the survival of a small town movie theatre in West Bengal, leading to a tussle between the owner and his son.

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Kaushik Ganguly
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Credited cast:
Paran Banerjee ... Pranabendu
Parambrata Chattopadhyay ... Prakash (as Parambrata Chatterjee)
Arun Guhatharkurta Arun Guhatharkurta ... Hori
Sohini Sarkar ... Moumita
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Pranabendu Das is a retired film exhibitor from a small-town in West Bengal. He owns a movie theatre 'Kamalini' named after his separated wife. With the advancement of technology and the arrival of the digital medium, this man was compelled to let go of his theatre which projected films only on celluloid. Prakash is unperturbed by his father, Pranab's condition. He is an opportunist, who would never give morality a chance while making himself an established businessman. He sells pirated DVDs of feature films in the town. This is a father-son relationship tale weaved through the beautiful backdrop of cinema. Pranab has always maintained himself as a true Cinemawala, whereas, Prakash is also spreading films among the people, but in a way not so acceptable to his father. Written by madhupreya21@gmail.com

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13 May 2016 (India) See more »

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Budget:

INR50,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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A good watch
11 March 2017 | by Kinshuk_SenguptaSee all my reviews

Another nice film from Kaushik Ganguly; though whether you will like it or not is more subjective this time. Cinemawala tries to make a case against piracy. Since this is an era of rampant piracy, anyone who fails to see the unethical side of the same might not relate well to the main subject. Kaushik has found a sensible way to handle the topic and told it by keeping the troubled relationship between a father-son duo in center stage instead.

The cast managed to deliver really good performance and portrayed believable characters. Cinemawala successfully projects some relatable and touching moments. I found the ending to be somewhat predictable, but overall it's definitely a good watch.


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