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Baishe Srabon

2011 2h 20m Drama Mystery & Thriller List
Reviews 83% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
A former police officer, who is known for his temper and brutal methods, is assisted by a detective to solve a case involving a serial killer, who murders his victims according to the different verses of Bengali poems. Read More Read Less

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Ghostwriter Baishe Srabon" stands as an exemplary piece of Bengali cinema, weaving a complex tapestry of crime, time, and poetic justice. Directed by Srijit Mukherji, the film challenges conventional narratives with its intricate storytelling and daring themes. Mukherji's direction shines as he navigates the film's dual timelines with finesse. The film captures the essence of Kolkata as both a city with a rich literary history and a backdrop for unsettling criminal events. The gritty atmosphere, meticulously designed by the art department, adds authenticity to the narrative. An ensemble cast, led by Prosenjit Chatterjee and Parambrata Chatterjee, deliver stellar performances that keep the viewers engaged. Prosenjit's portrayal of a disillusioned cop seeking redemption is compelling, while Parambrata brings depth to his role as a young officer grappling with his own demons. The chemistry between the characters adds layers to the complex narrative. The film's screenplay, penned by the director himself, juxtaposes a series of murders with a poetic trail left by an enigmatic criminal. This juxtaposition of brutality and beauty lends the film a unique aesthetic. However, some might find the intricate narrative structure confusing, requiring a level of attention that might alienate casual viewers. "Baishe Srabon" tackles themes of mortality, justice, and artistic expression. The film's exploration of the life and works of Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore adds depth to its philosophical undertones. The use of Tagore's poems to construct a cryptic yet evocative trail is a masterstroke, blending literary allusion with crime drama. Rupam Islam's haunting music elevates the film's ambiance, while Soumik Haldar's cinematography captures the city's various moods — from its romanticized streets to its gritty underbelly. Despite its commendable achievements, the film isn't without flaws. The pacing, especially in the first half, might test the patience of some viewers. Additionally, the complexity of the narrative might require multiple viewings to fully grasp. In conclusion, "Baishe Srabon" is a thought-provoking cinematic experience that ventures into the realms of crime, philosophy, and artistic interpretation. It's a triumph in Bengali cinema, challenging conventions and leaving audiences pondering long after the credits roll. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 08/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A former police officer, who is known for his temper and brutal methods, is assisted by a detective to solve a case involving a serial killer, who murders his victims according to the different verses of Bengali poems.
Director
Srijit Mukherji
Producer
Shrikant Mohta, Mahendra Soni, Vishnu Mohta
Screenwriter
Srijit Mukherji
Genre
Drama, Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
Bangla
Runtime
2h 20m