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Directed by Rituparno Ghosh
Produced by Rituparno Ghosh
Written by Rituparno Ghosh
Starring Prasenjit
Manisha Koirala
Raima Sen,
Akashneel Dutta Mukhopadhyay
Music by Raja Narayan Deb, Sanjoy Das
Cinematography Abhik Mukhopadhyay
Edited by Arghakamal Mitra
Release date
11 July 2008
Country India
Language Bengali

Khela (Bengali: খেলা "Game") (2008) is a Bengali film by Rituparno Ghosh. The film is about an idealistic director's (Prosenjit Chatterjee) quench to make a film with a boy who he thinks is just perfect for the role. Khela also marks actress Manisha Koirala's foray into Bengali cinema.[1]


Khela is about an idealistic director's (Prosenjit Chatterjee) desire to make a film with a boy who he thinks is just perfect for the role. His wife (Manisha Koirala) wants a baby and the husband feels that the child will compromise the artiste in him. Here the aspiring but passionate film maker creates a bond with a superb rut of a child and who does feel that a child may spoil his career, started re-discovering a child within him. The film also deals with relationships and emotions but with a twist by adding up humor, adventure and edge-of-the-seat mystery.



The film received mixed reviews. The Telegraph(Calcutta) stated that it was "Rituparno’s conscious attempt to break away from the ‘adult’ tag of Antarmahal and Dosar, and re-connect with the Bangali family."[2] While noted film critic Rajeev Masand said that the film is "Khela is not a bad film, but one that requires much patience on your part", he also appreciated the "fine performances from principals"[3]


  1. ^ "Manisha Koirala in Rituparno Ghosh's KHELA - bollywood news". 2008-06-18. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  2. ^ Manisha Koirala in Khela (2008-07-30). "The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Entertainment | Tolly tally". Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  3. ^ "Khela, an intimate tale but lost in translation - Movies News News - IBNLive". 2008-07-12. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 

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