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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.


Deb Medhekar


Rabindranath Tagore (short story "Kabuliwala"), Deb Medhekar (screenplay) | 3 more credits »





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 ... Ghazala
Miraya Suri Miraya Suri ... Little Minnie
Prisha Dabbas Prisha Dabbas ... Rabiya
Sahra Khan Sahibi Sahra Khan Sahibi ... Aryana
Simon Frenay 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


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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a wonderful adaptation of the classic
13 June 2018 | by samvolcanoSee all my reviews

The movie is a contemporary adaptation of the much loved classic short story "Kabuliwala" by Rabindranath Tagore.It deals with a spectrum of incidents and emotion without overdoing it and that's the best part about this film.All the actors portray poignant and powerful performances.Honestly, I did'nt expect it to be this good before actually watching the movie.It sure packs a surprise for everyone.The cinematography is exemplary , production design is fabulous ( I could see lot of effort has gone into it ) and direction is superlative . Overall it's the kind of cinema I have not seen in a long time.Kudos to everyone involved in this project.

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