Film Review of Aparajita Tumi: A bold plot with touching songs and strong cast
Aparajita Tumi (2011), with it's plot based on a review of the Bengali diaspora in San Francisco, has a remarkable story, powered by touching lyrical songs and backed by a strong cast. Take a preview of Aparajita Tumi here, the new Bengali film by the Anuranan and Antaheen fame director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury.
Aparajita Tumi, a Bengali film by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, is his third Bengali venture following Antaheen and Anuranan that had fetched national awards for the Bengali film industry. Aparajita Tumi reviews the Bengali diaspora, based on the lives, relationship and its problems of the San Francisco Bengali couples Kuhu and Pradeep. The story of Aparajita Tumi is loosely based on a story titled Dui Naari Haatey Tarobaari by Sunil Gangopadhyay. Take a look at the synopsis of Aparajita Tumi, which has a simple yet remarkably strong plot.
The plot of Aparajita Tumi: A retold story of the Bengali diaspora
The main characters of Aparajita Tumi are Kuhu and Pradeep, a commonplace Bengali couple settling down in the United States. The film opens with the depiction of an ideal family, with the attractive and intelligent Kuhu, her sincere and diligent husband Pradeep, and two kids. The crisis begins suddenly one evening at the house of their friend Ushashi, who with her husband Ranojoy were good friends with our protagonists. The couples spent good times together, but Ushashi was not utterly happy. She had once forfeited her childhood dream of becoming an actress, and married the wealthy businessperson Ronojoy to move to the luxury of US life, but boredom has engulfed her now. Ronojoy's emptiness of life doubles his vain lust of wealth, while Ushasi increasingly distances herself from the relationship. To add to the misery, they were childless.
The crisis culminates with Kuhu's casual talks about Ushasi's beauty and childlessness, and criticisms of her ways of life, and even, her cooking. Eventually this strains the relationship of the couples at an evening dinner and the four persons increasingly entangle themselves in the cobwebs of misunderstanding and heartbreaks.
What next? No, you should better yourself watch Aparajita Tumi Bengali film, online or offline; reading the complete story review of Aparajita Tumi beforehand will spoil the film for sure! And it is just a couple of week's await now; the release date of Aparajita Tumi, Bengali film is expected to by January 20th, 2012.
Complete cast and crew of Aparajita Tumi
The director of Aparajita Tumi is Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, noted for his award winning masterpieces Anuranan and Antaheen. The cast of Aparajita Tumi includes Prosenjit Chatterjee (who perhaps needs no introduction to the Bengali film audience), noted Tamil actress cum Bharatnatyam dancer Padmapriya Janakiraman, Kamalini Mukherjee who is more known to the South Indian film industries rather than the Bengali, Autograph fame Indraneil Sengupta, renowned dancer cum choreographer Tanusree Shankar and many more. The music direction of Shantanu Moitra, lyrics by Anindya and Chandril, and songs by Anindya, Shantanu and Shreya Ghoshal truly add to the excellence of the film. Given below is the complete cast and crew of the Bengali film Aparajita Tumi.
Critical review of Aparajita Tumi: A musical collage of imageries
To write a review of Aparajita Tumi is rather difficult, as it is more felt that watched, more abstract than concrete, and craftily built up from the beginning to the end with utmost care like a Bandish. The best thing about the film is its multifaceted excellence, in story, acting, music, as well as direction. The story is a commonplace, but is told with a lyrical collage of touching images. Aparajita Tumi is not the archetypal 'market film' intended to be a blockbuster commercial success. It is rather a carefully woven fabric of urban images meant for urban intelligentsia, especially the cosmopolitan and the diasporic, and is expected to win the applause of its target audience.
Nothing short of a jaw dropping amazement can describe Pronsejit. The popular angry young man of the Bengali film industry has pursued a new path in his acting for an year or so, and after Autograph, Moner Manush and Baishe Shrabon, Aparajita Tumi is simply another jewel added to his acting career. Padmapriya Janakiraman and Kamalini Mukherjee are strikingly graceful in both their characters and their performances, and Indraneil is getting better and better with the confidence he has acquired from the success of Autograph.
The lyrics are intelligent, and the melodies are touching; the Aparajita Tumi Bengali movie songs stand alone as masterpieces by their own credits. The film has tracks by Shreya Ghoshal, Hamsika Iyer, Monali Thakur, Chandrabindoo lead singer Anindyo Chatterjee and Rupankar. Especially two songs from Aparajita Tumi, Anindyo's Bola Baaron and Shreya Ghoshal's Roopkathaara, truly require special remarks!
The strongest part of the film is its cinematography and imagery, which, in a word, are just splendid. While the sunlit San Francisco days serve as the perfect back drop for the happier moments of the couples, the nocturnal glooms intensifies their pains. Throughout the film, closed window pains where the sun is reflected, rain drops make a misty haze, and beyond which the horizon beckons yonder, continue to serve as a structure metaphor for the seclusion and loneliness of the protagonists, as their world has perhaps "been broken up into fragments / By narrow domestic walls" [Rabindranath Tagore: 'Where the Mind is Without Fear', Gitanjali]. The best shot of the film is perhaps the last scene when Kuhu blankly looks out of the horizon, while the waves of the sea yonder crash and crash again on shore in a vain cadence that matches the uncertainty of the protagonists.