The Invisible Children of Love

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The Invisible Children of Love
Directed by Shubho
Release date
Running time
43 minutes 43 seconds
Country Bengal (India)
Language English / Bengali

The Invisible Children of Love is a multi-lingual (English/Bengali) film by Shubho released in 2003. The film was entirely shot in Santiniketan.


The Invisible Children of Love is a love story set against a small town. The narrator tells the story of his parents – how his father and his mother fell in love. The story follows various characters, including the protagonists, in their intimate private settings. But in the end we discover that the two protagonists (the two 'lovers' in the story, i.e. the 'parents' of the narrator) actually never meet in reality, and the narrator reveals his true identity as the unborn child of the protagonists who could have met, but did not.

Cast and crew[edit]


  • Taufik Riaz
  • Amrita Bagchi
  • Anshuman Chakraborty
  • Amitabha Adhikari
  • Samirmoy Ghosh
  • Montu
  • Samudra Kajal Saikia
  • Parthopratim Das
  • Hrit Roy


  • Arnab Ghosal
  • Anamika Roy
  • Shayan Choudhury, aka Arnob
  • Anirban Bhattacharya
  • Shubho
  • Prithwish Das
  • Rudradev Sen
  • Vikram Singh Khangura
  • Nilanjan Banerjee
  • Parvez Kabir
  • Subhradev Sen
  • Amitabha Adhikari

Style and technique[edit]

The film is shot almost entirely in high contrast Black & White with only a few shots in color. It is characterized by a jerky editing with insertion of random images. The cinematography makes use of extreme close-ups and low-angle shots typical of low-budget independent productions.