Last year Bengali film directors Nandita Roy and Shiboprasad Mukherjee made Belasashe about an ageing couple and their family presented by Eros International. The film won accolades for the story and the message of the film.
This year Nandita and Mukherjee are ready to showcase their new film Praktan once again presented by Eros International.
This time the story is about a couple that has parted ways and meet accidentally on a train journey. Sudipa a career woman and Malini, a homemaker accompanied by her four year old daughter are co-passengers from Pune to Kolkata. Malini befriend Sudipa with stories about her husband and family and in Nagpur they are joined by Malini’s husband who is infact Sudipa’s former husband.
Interestingly shot with a variety of characters and live music performed by a group of actual musicians sharing a coach the film has many moods of drama and emotion. Because the hero is a city guide he recaps kolkatta history with humour and charm. The film focuses on small family relationships and personal ambitions and how too many expectations ruins a quality relationship.
Praktan starring Rituparna Sengupta and Prosonjeet Chatterjee is a contemporary film about contemporary characters and important for wha is happening in urban life.