The credit of the film goes to the directors for being so selective in their choice of good actors
Kinshuk books an expensive flat for Ramyani as a gift for their anniversary. The scene soon shifts to the hospital, where a patient, Kabita Mondol (Sohini Sengupta), dies due to post-operative complications. Torn between his yearning for fulfilling his dreams and his duties as a doctor, Kinshuk returns to the hospital only to face the agitated relatives of the dead patient, who later lodge a complaint against him for his irresponsible behaviour.
Kingshuk, confident of his position in the society, accepts the situation as part and parcel of his profession and refuses to take responsibility of Kabita's death. However, his wife starts hallucinating Kabita, who could just be a figment of her imagination, but appears as the mirror of her soul — her conscience that constantly questions the affluent society's version of right and wrong.
As Kingshuk and Ramyani have a difference of opinion — both sticking to their respective versions of white and black, many ugly truths about the medical profession come to the fore. We wonder why a subject like this has not been dealt with before by any filmmaker... Thanks to director-duo, Shiboprasad and Nandita, for taking it up and presenting it in a sensitive manner.
However, Sohini Sengupta's portrayal of Kabita was made unnecessarily eerie and melodramatic in many occasions, courtesy the background score by Joy Sarkar. The composer tries too hard to evoke a scary ambiance. We're sure that was not what the directors intended.
The film, however, boasts of some superb performances by the actors. Rituparna as Ramyani looks vulnerable in her understated expressions of helplessness, grief and panic. Sohini's performance — all with her theatrical touches and body language — is sure to give you goosebumps. Biswanath Basu as Kabita's husband and Kharaj Mukherjee as the shrewd lawyer are simply brilliant. But, it's Debshankar Halder who's the real show-stealer. Having stolen several hearts with his performances before — both on stage and in films — Debshankar once again does complete justice to his role, as the protagonist in
. Kinshuk's over-confidence, his bewilderment and anger resulting from acute despair — Debshankar captures all with aplomb.
However, credit goes to the directors for being so selective in their choice of good actors — instead of stars — and bringing out the best in them.