Astra (film)

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Directed by Tathagata Bhattacherjee
Produced by Amit Agarwal
Written by Tathagata Bhattacherjee
Starring Joy Mukherjee
Samapika Debnath
Soumitra Chatterjee
Rajesh Sharma
Deepankar De
Shankar Chakraborty
Masood Akhtar
Biplab Chatterjee
Music by Debjit Bera
Cinematography Rana Dasgupta
Edited by Amit Agarwal
Distributed by Adarsh Telemedia Pvt. Ltd.
Release dates
  • 19 October 2012 (2012-10-19)
Running time
147 min.
Country India
Language Bengali
Budget 2.5 Crores
Box office 3.5 Crores

Astra is a 2012 Bengali film produced by Amit Agarwal and directed by Tathagata Bhattacherjee.[1][2][3] This is an action film which revolves around the love story of a gangster. In this film, DaVinci Resolve — the latest colour grading software was used for the first time in an eastern India film.[4]


Astra is a tale of a gangster who becomes a victim of love. Baban is a dreaded sharp shooter working for an underworld don. For him… killing is as easy as breathing. But in an unprecedented twist of fate a woman enters his life. Koena…a journalist by profession is the one who gives Baban the jolt of his life as he falls head over heels for her. Love blossoms….and dreams are nurtured. Destiny however wills otherwise. Koena unaware of Baban’s identity all this while becomes an eye witness to one of his brutal contract killings. Blood spills in their path of love. Baban convinces Koena that he was not a gangster by birth but due to unavoidable circumstances…. Koena agrees and asks him to surrender to law. Baban is trapped…..if he were to leave his gang….he would be eliminated…..if he carried on he would lose the one he loved. It is up to Baban now to survive…..whether with the weapon of blood and gore or with the weapon of love and peace.



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  2. ^ "Music launch of Bengali movie 'Astro'". Gomolo. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Review : Astra - The Weapon". Bengali Movies (website). Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Astra introduces DaVinci Resolve". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 October 2012.