‘Patalghar’ (2003) is a Bengali film based on the novel by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay and directed superbly by Abhijit Chowdhury. Patalghar is one of the few children’s film made in Bengali. The story is a masterpiece by Shirshendu, and has wonderful characters and the science fiction component makes it even more special. The film has a good cast with actors like Soumitra Chattopadhyay, Kharaj Mukhopadhyay, Manu Mukhopadhyay, Mita Vashisth, Biplab Chattopadhyay, and others and a very strong script and wonderful music. It is a movie that deserves watching!
‘Banchhharamer Bagan’ is a classic Bengali film by the eminent director Tapan Sinha based on a story by the famous playwright Manoj Mitra. The film is cool comedy that is all the same popular today after 28 years when it was made. It is also a popular play that is acted on stage by Manoj Mitra and his theatrical group ‘Sundaram’ named ‘Shajano Bagan’. In both the film and the play, Manoj Mitra himself is cast as the protagonist character, Banchhharam Kapali who is obsessed to his garden.
The film ‘Banchharamer Bagan’ has great cast with Dipankar Dey, Madhabi Mukherjee, Devika Mukherjee, (whereas the play was performed circa 2003 with Mayuri Ghosh, Shubhra Basu, etc). A classic story in any form – cinema or theatre or a simple read that has won the hearts of the audience for decades.