Rupkatha Noy

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Rupkatha Noy
Rupkatha Noy (Not a fairy tale).jpg
Directed by Atanu Ghosh
Produced by Firdausul Hassan & Probal Halder
Written by Atanu Ghosh
Screenplay by Atanu Ghosh
Story by Atanu Ghosh
Starring Soumitra Chatterjee, Radhika Apte,Koushik Sen,Indraneil Sengupta, Rahul, Sohini Sarkar, Gourab Chakrabarty, Nina Chakrabarty, Bhaskar Banerjee,Soma Chakrabarty, Arindam Sil
Music by Joy Sarkar
Cinematography Gopi Bhagat
Edited by Sujoy Dutta Ray
Distributed by Friends Communication
Release dates
  • September 6, 2013 (2013-09-06) (Kolkata)
Running time 111 mins
Country India
Language Bengali

Rupkatha Noy is a 2013 Bengali film directed by Atanu Ghosh and produced by Firdausal Hassan and Probal Halder for Friends Communication. The music was composed by Joy Sarkar.[1][2]


Sisir Roy (Soumitra Chatterjee) is a 72-year-old man, long retired from a government office as Upper Division Clerk. His family consists of his son Prasanta (Bhaskar Banerjee) and daughter-in-law Mandira(Soma Chakrabarty). Sisir’s wife died many years ago. Everyday. Sisir goes to the park and interacts with different people. Over a period of time, five young people get acquainted with him – Ahana (Sohini Sarkar), a newly married girl, restless and immature, who repeatedly flees from her in-law’s place, much to the anxiety of people close to her. Her newly married husband Prasit (Gourab Chakrabarty) is quite baffled about her behaviour and is desperately on the lookout for a solution. Saswata (Koushik Sen) is a 35-year-old man who teaches Mathematics in a boy’s school. For the last eleven years, he has been entrusted to teach Calculus. Saswata has no thrill in life and is desperately in search of that. Sananda (Radhika Apte), a 30 year-old IT engineer, is a single mother of a 3-year old child. Sananda has a dreadful past, which keeps haunting her. Biswanath (Rahul) is a typist who sits on one side of the park, quite aware of that the number of customers is rapidly dwindling, as more and more people prefer electronic type using computers, but he does not have the means to buy a computer. Reena (Nina Chakrabarty) is a young girl, working at a petrol pump,who is struggling against an uncertain future and insecurity. All these five people are either going through or on the verge of a crisis in their lives. In midst of such a situation, Sisir’s son and daughter-in-law leave for Meerut. And now Sisir is left completely alone. Detached from his own kin, Sisir now reaches out to his extended family by involving himself more intimately with the four new people in his life. He touches upon their minds trying to change their thoughts, and in turn, their lives. But in the process, he puts his own life into a vortex of complexities.[1]


Awards and Festivals[edit]

  • Nominated for FIPRESCI Award for Best Indian Film 2013[3]
  • Filmfare Awards[4]
  1. Best Director(Critic’s Choice)- Atanu Ghosh
  2. Best actor (Critic’s Choice)- Soumitra Chatterjee
  3. Best Playback (Female) – Anwesha Dutta Gupta (Saradin aar Sararaat)
  4. Best Debut Actor – Sohini Sarkar
  • Best Director Award - Noida International Film Festival 2014 [5]
  • Official Selection
  1. Competitive Section - Dhaka International Film Festival 2014
  2. Competitive Section - Bangalore International Film Festival 2013
  3. Indian Panorama - Chennai International Film Festival 2013
  4. Competitive Section - Noida International Film Festival 2014
  5. Spectrum Asia - Third Eye Asian Film Festival 2014
  6. Indian Showcase - Delhi International Film Festival 2013
  7. World Panorama - Shanghai International Film Festival 2014

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