|Directed by||Rana Basu|
|Produced by||Pritam Kundu|
|Screenplay by||Rana Dasgupta|
|Story by||Aditi Majumdar|
|Based on||Dibyendu Palit's story – "Trata"|
|Edited by||Snehasish Ganguly|
|Distributed by||3 eDots Productions|
|2 hrs 4 min|
Namte Namte (English: Into the Abyss) is a 2013 Bengali film. The film was directed by Rana Basu and produced under the banner of 3 eDots Productions. The film's music was composed by Sidhu. The film was released on 8 February 2013. The film is based on the story Trata, written by Dibyendu Palit.
The film revolves around a typical middle-class family of Bengal. Ananda (Rajatava Dutta) is a very meek guy and is scared of confronting people. He is a peace-loving man and very shy in nature. He works as a clerk in a government office. His wife Seema (Roopa Ganguly) is however a spirited woman and remains tense about him and her family. They have a college-going daughter Dolon (Sanchita) and a son, Suman who studies in Class 9 and stays in the school hostel. To get rid of their daily ordeal, Ananda asks for help from a small-time goon Tota a.k.a. Ganesh Halder (Saswata Chatterjee). Tota is the leader of the club in their locality. The club members call themselves as 'saviors' but are engaged in anti-social activities. Ananda is scared of the rowdy members of the club, so he decided to satisfy them by paying a very high amount of money for the Saraswati Puja celebration. In return, Tota promised Ananda to help him if he ever gets into trouble. But Tota gives evidence of his dishonest intentions by coming inside Ananda's house in his absence on the pretext of asking for a glass of water. After that, Seema no longer wanted to live in the locality. Meanwhile, Dolon needed a tutor and Sudeb (Bhaswar Chattopadhyay) is the chosen for the job, who later developed intimate relationships with her and eventually went through a physical relationship caught by Seema. Enraged Ananda asks Tota to stop Sudeb from visiting his daughter. In return Tota wants to meet Dolon privately in the club. Sensing something may go wrong, Seema insists Ananda to take Dolon to her grandmother's house for a few days in spite of Ananda being afraid of Tota's wrath. That night Tota attacks the family and in order to protect Ananda his wife Seema seduces Tota and Tota being invoked rapes her in the house as Ananda stays outside and repents for the incident.
The story is about ordinary people who mess up their lives in the urban culture. This is a story of the middle class. A story about all of them around the world — across geographical frontiers, regardless of caste, creed and religion. The story is a portrayal of the rat like existence of the middle class. The middle class survives in an atmosphere of fear — both known and unknown. They are most vociferous at meetings and rallies – but they can be silent too. This dilemma engulfs their whole life and the onward road is unsure, beset with ifs and buts.
- Rajatava Dutta as Ananda
- Roopa Ganguly as Seema
- Saswata Chatterjee as Tota a.k.a. Ganesh Halder
- Bhaswar Chattopadhyay as Sudeb
- Sanchita as Dolon
|Soundtrack album by Sidhu|
|Released||3 November 2012|
|Recorded||NT1 Studio, Kolkata|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Producer||3e dots Production|
|1.||"Ghor Neshar Prohor"||Srijato, Sidhu, Mir||Shreya Ghoshal||4:57|
|2.||"Aay Ghum Jay Ghum"||Srijato, Sidhu, Mir||Rupankar Bagchi||4:36|
|3.||"Namte Namte"||Srijato, Sidhu, Mir||Anupam Roy, Sidhu||4:07|
|4.||"Pata Oltai"||Srijato, Sidhu, Mir||Cactus||3:14|
|5.||"He Kallu"||Srijato, Sidhu, Mir||Mir with Bandage||4:04|
|6.||"Ananda Purche"||Srijato, Sidhu, Mir||Saqi||4:40|
|"The Times of India".|
Namte Namte received mixed reviews from critics. However, the soundtrack has received many positive remarks. The acting of the cast was praised a lot. As a whole, director Rana Basu got compliments for his directorial debut.
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