Abosheshey

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Abosheshey
Abosheshe poster.png
Directed by Aditi Roy
Produced by Anil B Dev
Screenplay by Neel B Mitra
Starring Rupa Ganguly
Raima Sen
Ankur Khanna
Music by Prabuddha Banerjee
Cinematography Ranjan Palit
Editing by Abhro Banerjee
Release dates
  • 2011 (2011)
Running time 118 Minutes
Country India
Language Bengali

Abosheshey (At the End of it All) is a 2011 Indian film in Bengali starring Rupa Ganguly, Raima Sen and Ankur Khanna in lead roles. The film is the directorial debut of Aditi Roy.[1] The film was screened at various international film festivals and received many accolades. The story is about a son who is trying to learn about his dead mother.[2][3]

Plot[edit]

After his parents' divorce, Soumyo lives with his father in San Francisco. But he returns to Kolkata after 22 years when his mother, Suchismita, dies. He is the only heir to her property and is responsible for performing a few tasks. He plans to finish his work quickly and return to his life. But he starts learning about the mother he never knew, who has left many personal things for him, including her diary. He starts meeting the people who were close to his mother and discovers his mother’s love and affection towards him from them. The diary helps Soumyo to finally connect with his mother.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film is director Aditi Roy's first feature film. After graduating from Jadavpur University in Political science, Roy did post-graduate specialisation in Film Studies in 2002. She also completed a Diploma in Mass Communication. Her Diploma film was screened at the Kolkata Film Festival in 2007.[4] Roy previously directed a few short films with the writer Neel B Mitra. The story of Abosheshey was written in 1999 by Mitra. After working together on various projects, they decided to make this script their first feature film project. The film went through 17 drafts between 2008 and 2010.[5]

The production of the film started in November 2010. Two times National Film Award winner Ranjan Palit was opted as the director of photography. Rupa Ganguly rejected the lead role when approached for the first time, but she then accepted it after reading the script and understanding that the film would be shelved if she rejected it.[5]

The film was shot in real locations in Kolkata and Sikkim. The scene in the Advocate's house and office was shot in the residence of a real family of lawyers. Suchismita's apartment is also actress Rupa Ganguly's own house.[6]

Soundtrack[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Singer(s) Length
1. "Dure Kothay dagger"   Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore Rupa Ganguly 3:37
2. "Mondo Bhaloy Dishehara"     Prabuddha Banerjee Bonnie Chakraborty 3:48
3. "Aji Bijan Ghare dagger"   Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore Rupa Ganguly 3:39
4. "Shudhu Phera Path Tuku"     Prabuddha Banerjee Dibyendu Mukherjee 3:25
5. "Mondo Bhaloy Dishehara"     Prabuddha Banerjee Dibyendu Mukherjee 3:49
6. "Abosheshey"     Prabuddha Banerjee Rupa Ganguly 3:55
7. "Abosheshey Theme"     Prabuddha Banerjee  – 1:36
Total length:
23:49

dagger – Music recreated by Prabuddha Banerjee

Awards and recognition[edit]

Rupa Ganguly, who also sang two songs Tagore songs for the film, "Dure Kothao Dure Dure" and "Aaji Bijan Ghare", won the Best Female Playback Singer Award at the 59th National Film Awards. She was awarded with Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus Award), a certificate and a cash prize of INR50,000 (US$840) for "her husky and haunting voice that brings a gentle, nostalgic tone and tenor to the film Abosheshey. The languid raw sensuality of her singing is heightened by the absence of musical accompaniment."[7]

The film was also screened at the 12th Annual New York Indian Film Festival[4] and International Film Festival of Kerala [8] where it won Netpac Award for Best Asian Film. [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A fresh plot". The Telegraph. 30 January 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Abosheshe (2012 – Bengali)". Gomolo. Retrieved 25 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Abosheshe Bengali Movie -Rupa Ganguly Starrer". Retrieved 25 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "12th Annual New York Indian Film Festival". Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Interview: NEEL B MITRA on Bengali Movies NANDINI (2011) and ABOSHESHE (2012)". WBRi. 29 October 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Watch: Bangla Movie ABOSHESHE Screening as Official Selection at DCSAFF Washington DC South-Asian Film Festival 2012". WBRi. 2 June 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "59th National Film Awards: Official Catalogue" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Abosheshey: When your past comes searching". Malayala Manorama. 7 December 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "16th International Film Festival of Kerala Awards!". FilmIndia Worldwide. 17 December 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 

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