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Nagarkirtan (2017)

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The film stars Riddhi Sen as Parimal, a trans woman from rural Bengal, and Ritwick Chakraborty as Madhu, a flute player from the Kirtaniya town of Nabadwip.


Kaushik Ganguly


Kaushik Ganguly
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Credited cast:
Riddhi Sen ... Puti
Ritwick Chakraborty ... Madhu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bidipta Chakraborty Bidipta Chakraborty
Kaushik Ganguly ... Cameo
Arun Guhatharkurta Arun Guhatharkurta ... Madhu's Father
Shankari Mahato Shankari Mahato ... Arati
Sujan Mukherjee
Manjula Poley Manjula Poley ... Madhu's Mother
Indrasish Roy
Kundan Saha Kundan Saha ... Gokul


The film stars Riddhi Sen as Parimal, a trans woman from rural Bengal, and Ritwick Chakraborty as Madhu, a flute player from the Kirtaniya town of Nabadwip.

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A journey which transformed me
2 March 2019 | by bisakhsarkarSee all my reviews

Some moments in your life compel you to question yourself and your understanding about people, and love, which as a fundamental emotion that people experience, incites questioning from individuals. It is something which truly knows no barriers, and something through which an individual can discover herself/himself. Nagarkirtan was a journey for me through the world of love, where all becomes meaningless and only love remains.I couldn't control my tears because of the vast array of emotions and memories that were coming to me. And it seems to me like as if the movie never ended, and it never will.

Nagarkirtan deals with an issue which has been a part of the society since ages. It makes you stand face to face with the bitter truth and brings forward the life and the experiences of the transgenders, who have faced an extremely bad treatment from the society and they are still facing so in many places. In today's world, when people have become self-centred and only keep running forward with the aim of satisfying their own interests, Nagarkirtan penetrates through you and hits you multiple times with its force, pointing out what it is like to be human, what it is like to feel others and what it is like to love. People, who do not pay attention to what is going on around them, will be compelled to think over and over. It will appeal to them as the film has the smell of their own surroundings, their own relations and their own experiences throughout.

The director, Kaushik Ganguly has weaved this brilliant masterpiece, bringing in love from different times in his own way, blending with the main plot marvelously. He is a craftsman who with exquisite detail can paint a picture in front of you which will convey various emotions and will compel you to think over it multiple times till it starts affecting you from different angles, You will be able to feel it once you imbibe it within and start relating it to your surroundings. He has gifted us a cinematic brilliance, which will remain an example for ages. The brilliant acting has truly complemented the exquisite script and background score. The transwomen who acted in the movie did a phenomenal job portraying their characters.

Ritwick Chakraborty excels throughout and has balanced his acting to perfection, which makes him one of the greatest actors of his times. He, as Madhu, assists the character of Pnuti, along with showing his brilliance, which is truly the mark of a real talent. Riddhi Sen, in the role of Pnuti, truly made me fall in love and made me cry at the same time. I was bereft of words when I say him in the first scene only. He portrayed Pnuti keeping the urge of desperately trying to break free from the shackles. The character is simple and complex at the same time, and it has been portrayed beyond perfection by him. His acting will affect you and will leave you with a lingering feeling which is hard to describe. He has gifted us one of the best performances possible by an actor.

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1 January 2017 (India) See more »

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The Eunuch and The Flute Player See more »

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