Icche

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Icche
Icche poster
Film poster
Directed byShiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy
Produced byVignesh Films
Based onIcche
by Suchitra Bhattacharya
StarringSohini Sengupta
Bratya Basu
Samadarshi Dutta
Bidita Bag & Ruplekha Mitra
Music bySurojit Chatterjee
Release date
  • July 15, 2011 (2011-07-15) (Kolkata)
Running time
132 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageBengali

Icche (English:Wish) is a 2011 Bengali language Indian drama film directed by Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy.[1][2] This is the debut film of the director duo.[3] The film is based on Suchitra Bhattacharya's novel[1] and revolves around the relationship between an obsessive mother and her son.[4] The film was presented by Rituparna Sengupta.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

Plot[edit]

Manas is an insurance agent. He lives with his wife Mamata and son Shamik. Mamata is dissatisfied by her husband's outlook and dreams of bringing up her son differently. But, when Shamik grows up he starts rebelling against his mother's decisions and dominance.

At the age of 16, Shamik falls in his first crush, Debjani. When hawk-eyed Mamata learns about this relationship she becomes worried as she is sceptical about that girl's nature and thinks she is not good for her son. Mamata gears up to break her son's relationship with that girl. She also tries to win over her son's attention and affection.[12] Although she is successful in breaking the relationship, all this effort pushes her away from her son even more.

Cut to present day, Shamik is now a college student. He is in his second year and is in a relationship with Jayanti, a girl of first year. Mamata discovers this relationship and tries to sabotage it in every way. She even goes to the extent of bringing back Debjani, Shamik's first girlfriend, by meeting her parents and offering her son to them as their son-in-law. Manas tries to tell his wife about the ill-effects of her behaviour. But she pays no attention.

The talks of marriage are finalised without Shamik's knowledge. But Shamik had another plans - he had already married Jayanti and was leaving for Mumbai. He declares this to a shocked Mamata and leaves the house. The touching climax of the film shows Mamata clutching the old toys and medals of Shamik and remembering his childhood, revealing that she never could quite accept that Shamik has grown up now and had a personal life. She still believes he is her little son who is unaware of his own well-being.

Cast[edit]

Direction[edit]

Nandita Roy, also the screen playwright of the film has been working in the film industry for the past 28 years. Shiboprosad Mukherjee has been working in the television media for the last 15 years. He was associated with ETV Bangla, a 24 hours satellite channel from its inception and was responsible for its programme designing.

Soundtrack[edit]

All music composed by Surojit Chatterjee.

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Halucination"Rupam Islam 
2."Boikunther aasore songi ra aase bhir kore"Siddhartha 
3."Ore mon"Surajit Chatterjee 
4."Tor najar tor kheyal"Anindyo Chattopadhyay 
5."Boikunther aasore songi ra aase bhir kore"Anusheh Anadil 

Achievements[edit]

It did a theatrical run for 125 days. The National Film Archive of India accepted as part of their collection for cultural and educational purposes. Icche has been included in the Study of Women’s Stress and Distress Management by Calcutta University. PVR Cinemas selected Icche to be screened at Kolkata, Delhi & Mumbai as part of the films of the Indian Panorama Film Festival. Sohini Sengupta won "Anandalok Award for Best Actress" for her performance in Icche.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Icche review". Times of India. Jun 23, 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Mother superior". Telegraph Calcutta. July 18, 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Bossy Mom". Telegraph Calcutta. July 2, 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Icche to be released on July 15". Times of India. Jun 23, 2011.
  5. ^ "'This is my story too'". Telegraph Calcutta. June 29, 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Article Window". epaper.timesofindia.com.
  7. ^ "Article Window". epaper.timesofindia.com.
  8. ^ "Article Window". epaper.timesofindia.com.
  9. ^ "Article Window". epaper.timesofindia.com.
  10. ^ "Article Window". epaper.timesofindia.com.
  11. ^ "Article Window". epaper.timesofindia.com.
  12. ^ "Icche synopsis". Icche film. Retrieved 20 August 2012.

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