Sunday, October 10, 2010


The sun has set,
The evening appeared as a gem;
The flower blossomed,
The lady closed her eyes in grief,
The chirping birds head for long fostered abode,
The moon appeared, with twinkling smile..
The fragrance of flowers melted into the air around,,
And at that moment the question rang-- which flowers would you choose?
What wealth would you get?
The goddess of sleep descended into the eyes of the sleep-deprived souls....

The sun has set...........

Abohoman-- means flowing....  And the story keeps flowing, into the past, takes a peek at the present and goes back into the past again.. It is this fluidity which keeps the spirit of the film alive.. Right from the first scene, the comparison between the bygone days and the present day has been drawn.. Two parallel stories- one about the situation after the demise of world renowned film director Aniket dies and the other while shooting for his film Binodini...

According to tinsel town gossip this story was loosely based on the relationship between Satyajit Ray and Madhabi Mukherjee... But in this narrative Rituporno transcends the story to a greater height, make it more than a tale of scandal.. The dilemma between the characters, the personal journeys, everything has been portrayed with a certain glitz.  

The two stories often get intermixed intentionally to obscure the boundaries between the characters of Sikha and Binodini. The acting has been top notch from all the actors,with a special mention to Dipankar Dey and Ananya Chatterjee.. 

This film is not above flaws,, and draws much from Rituporno's own earlier film The last lear.. the editing has been lackluster with the dubbing not being proper,,.. But all this minor flaws can be overlooked considering the heart of the film.. Such type of films should be encouraged and it definitely deserved the National award. 


  1. good ... have not seen yet .... but gained more interest from your review

    btw, have to admit .. the music of the film are superb specially the "For Your Eyes Only" and "Gahana Kusuma Kunja Majhe"

  2. thanks,, that's my sole intention..

    and yeah,, the song perambulator also fits perfectly...