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Rupkatha

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06 Sep, 2013 2 hrs 10 mins U
Soumitra Chatterjee, Kaushik Sen, Radhika Apte, Rahul, Sohini Sarkar, Gaurav Chakrabarty, Nina Chakrabarty
Soumitra Chatterjee, Kaushik Sen, Radhika Apte, Rahul, Sohini Sarkar, Gaurav Chakrabarty, Nina Chakrabarty
Atanu Ghosh
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3.1
Synopsis
The only flaw in the film is its ending when we see all the characters addressing directly to the audience
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  • Critic's Review
  • Times of India
The only flaw in the film is its ending when we see all the characters addressing directly to the audience

Now, haven't we all felt the need to share our problems with a stranger at some point or the other — someone who would only listen to us and never judge? So, when we are introduced to the 72-year-old Sisir Roy (Soumitra Chatterjee), sitting on a bench of a park, giving a patient hearing to some strangers, it seems as if we were waiting for someone just like him.

Sisir's unhappy personal life could not break his spirits. A constant urge to look for thrills in the daily nitty-gritty of life makes him reach out to some lost souls — Ahana (Sohini Sarkar), a free-spirited and newly married girl, who's restless and immature, her confused but concerned husband, Prasit (Gaurav Chakrabarty), Saswata (Kaushik Sen), a bored Mathematic teacher, Sananda, a single-mother with a past and Biswanath (Rahul), a boy desperately trying to make a living with an old type-writer. They all make Sisir the anchor of their troubled lives and Sisir, like an adorable grandfather, interferes, intermingles and gradually transforms each of them.
Apart from a very interesting storyline, the film is a beautiful culmination of some heartfelt moments. Be it Ahana fleeing from her in-laws place through the backdoor — a typical north Kolkata spiral staircase — right after her phoolsojya or Ahana-Prasit's moments over the phone or when Saswata gets to know about Sananda's dark past and decides to turn an amateur sleuth to help her out or the sequence where Sisir tells Sananda to get Biswanath a computer and Biswanath's bemused expression on receiving it are sure to tug at your heartstrings.
There's humour underlined in almost every situation, which is strongly established by a well-knit script and intelligent dialogues. The characters seem real and so is the plot.

A smart director that he is, Atanu Ghosh has assembled a cast that's simply superb. Kaushik, Rahul and Gaurav effortlessly slip into their respective roles. And watching Radhika Apte playing a single mother is sheer delight. Soumitra Chatterjee as the benevolent mastermind is brilliant, as expected. But it's Sohini who takes the cake. Someone as immature as Ahana is a discovery. She is faulty and illogical in most of the scenes but you'll still fall in love with her.

Perhaps the only flaw in the film is its ending when we see all the characters addressing directly to the audience. It seems imposed and a bit let down after so much of sensitive handling of the subjects. Otherwise, these two-hours of good story-telling will definitely make you feel happy in the heart.
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