Abyakto

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Abyakto
Directed byArjunn Dutta
Produced byTarun Das
Written byArjunn Dutta
Starring
Music bySoumyarit Nag
CinematographySupratim Bhol aka Joy
Edited bySujoy Dutta Roy
Release date
  • November 2018 (2018-11) (Kolkata)
CountryIndia
LanguageBengali

Abyakto (Unsaid) is a 2018 Indian Bengali-language drama film directed by Arjun Dutta, starring Arpita Chatterjee, Adil Hussain, Anubhav Kanjilal, Anirban Ghosh, Lily Chakravarty and Kheya Chattopadhyay.[1] While the film was showcased in various festivals from 2018, the theatrical release was on 31 January 2020. Abyakto received critical acclaim.

Plot[edit]

Abyakto is a poignant tale of a mother and son. The story encapsulates the unusual journey of Indra from his childhood and adolescence to adulthood. A series of unexplained events turn him into a man he never ought to be.

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

Abyakto was screened at The Kolkata International Film Festival in 2018. It was selected in the prestigious Indian Panorama section of 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI).[2] It was also selected to compete in the category of Centenary Award for the best debut feature film of a director at the same festival.

Reception[edit]

Abyakto received positive reviews in festival circuits. Reviewers praised the simplicity of the story telling, cinematography, background score, and acting.[3] Bahskar Chattopadyay, reviewing for the Firstpost, particularly noted the restrained simple script and the "terrific performance" of Arpita Chatterjee.[3] Suparna Thombare of Cinestaan praised director Dutta's "sensitive and creative story-telling ".[4]

Upon its commercial release, the film received widespread appreciation from reviewers in print and electronic media.[5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arjunn Dutta's 'Abyakto' to be screened at Kolkata International Film Festival". The Times of India. 29 October 2018. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  2. ^ Dasgupta, Priyanka (11 November 2018). "Bengali film in the race for IFFI's debut award". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b Chattopadhyay, Bhaskar (16 November 2018). "Abyakto movie review: The beauty of Arjunn Dutta's mother-son tale lies in its simplicity". Firstpost. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  4. ^ Thombare, Suparna (29 November 2018). "Director Arjunn Dutta unravels layers of the restrained relationship between a mother and son, through snippets from the protagonist's childhood memories". Cinestaan. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  5. ^ Basu, Indradatta (1 February 2020). "বহু দিন পরে এত পরিপূর্ণ একটা ছবি বাঙালি উপহার পেল". Anandabazar Patrika (in Bengali). Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  6. ^ Ghoshalk, Sharmishtha (1 February 2020). "Film review: Director Arjunn Dutta's Abyakto impresses with a tight plot and sensitive treatment". Indian Express. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  7. ^ Sen, Debolina (2 February 2020). "Abyakto movie review". Times of India. Retrieved 4 February 2020.

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