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Bioscopewala (2018)

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A woman meets her dead father's old friend, who was the operator of a Bioscope show that she loved in her childhood. Connecting India and Afghanistan, a story of love and cinema unfolds.

Director:

Deb Medhekar

Writers:

Rabindranath Tagore (short story "Kabuliwala"), Deb Medhekar (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Denzongpa ... Rehmat Khan
Geetanjali Thapa ... Minnie Basu
Adil Hussain ... Robi Basu
Tisca Chopra ... Wahida
Brijendra Kala ... Bhola
Ekavali Khanna ... Shobita
Maya Sarao Maya Sarao ... Ghazala
Miraya Suri Miraya Suri ... Little Minnie
Prisha Dabbas Prisha Dabbas ... Rabiya
Sahra Khan Sahibi Sahra Khan Sahibi ... Aryana
Simon Frenay ... Michel
Shashi Bhushan Shashi Bhushan ... Bakht Rawan
Subroto Sarkar Subroto Sarkar ... Ikhtedaar Hussain
Sumit Sarkar Sumit Sarkar ... Lawyer
Shanu Verma Shanu Verma ... Lawyer's Wife
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Bioscopewala is an extrapolation of Rabindranath Tagore's Kabuliwala. It extends the story from where Tagore's Kabuliwala ends. In this extrapolation, Kabuliwala shows films to children in Kolkata and misses his daughter in Kabul ravaged by civil war. Will he meet his daughter again? Will their story find a completion this time? Bioscopewala stars legendary actor Danny Denzongpa, Geetanjali Thapa, Tisca Chopra and Adil Hussain. Kabuliwala is a Bengali short story written by Rabindranath Tagore in 1892. The story is of a Pashtun merchant from Kabul, who comes to Calcutta (present day Kolkata), India each year for selling dry-fruits and while living in India he becomes friends with a five-year-old girl Mini from a middle-class aristocratic family as she reminds him of his daughter who lives in Kabul. Presented by Fox Star Studios in association with Star India, Bioscopewala is Produced by Sunil Doshi and Directed by Deb Medhekar and will release in theaters on 25th May 2018.

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Wonderfull movie
29 July 2018 | by ashishgupta001See all my reviews

It's amazing to know that there still are such wonderful directors and producers to produce such riveting movie. Hats off to all the lead actors especially Geetanjali Thapa for such powerful performance, which see so natural and real.

Especially touching is highlighting the love of a father, a man, towards his children. Usually forgotten in the hoopla of mother days and women empowerment, movie brings out the emotion of a father which make him endure the pain of a condemned life of a convict.


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