Paanch Adhyay

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Paanch Adhyay
Paanch Adhyay poster featuring Dia Mirza
Film poster
Directed by Pratim D. Gupta
Produced by Kaustuv Roy
Written by Pratim D. Gupta
Starring Priyanshu Chatterjee
Dia Mirza
Soumitra Chatterjee
Music by Shantanu Moitra
Release date
  • October 19, 2012 (2012-10-19) (Kolkata)
Running time
113 minutes
Country India
Language Bengali

Paanch Adhyay (2012) is a Bengali romantic drama set in Kolkata. The film marks the Bengali language debut for Bollywood actress Dia Mirza.[1][2] The film is written and directed by Pratim D. Gupta, the resident film critic of The Telegraph newspaper in Kolkata and produced by Kaustuv Roy. The music of the film has been scored by Shantanu Moitra. Besides a successful six-week run in Bengal, Paanch Adhyay was selected as the Centerpiece Premiere at the South Asian International Film Festival in New York and in the New Voice in Indian Cinema section at the Mumbai Film Festival.[3] Paanch Adhyay also won the Best Film Award at the prestigious Kalakar Awards.[4]


Paanch Adhyay is the story of love found and lost in the lives of a contemporary Indian couple, told in moments past and present. Plunged into passion from the moment they meet in Kolkata, Arindam (Priyanshu Chatterjee) and Ishita's (Dia Mirza) different ideologies - towards life and art - push them apart.



Critical reception[edit]

Paanch Adhyay received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics and filmmakers alike. Director Imtiaz Ali called the film "Bangla cinema's modern Charulata" and wrote "Wonderful lyrics and singing. Music strikes a quirky balance of a modern and traditional. Detailed and effective art work, thoughtful camera compositions and a rapid pace make the movie an emotional experience."[5] Writing for Outlook, Dola Mitra gave it 3 out of 4 stars and wrote in her review – "The film begins promisingly, but falters midway, picks up momentum again and ends in a crescendo of emotions.".[6] The Times of India gave Paanch Adhyay 3.5 stars praising the novel storytelling and the soulful music.


Paanch Adhyay
Soundtrack album by Shantanu Moitra
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label RP Music
Producer Shantanu Moitra

The soundtrack of the film was composed by Shantanu Moitra, consisting of four Bengali songs written by Anindya Chatterjee & Chandril Bhattacharya, two Hindi songs written by Swanand Kirkire and one English song written by Pratim D. Gupta. Paanch Adhyay songs received high positive reviews from critics and audience and the song Uda jaay was a high critical and commercial success.

Track# Song Singer(s) Duration
1 "Baavri" Shreya Ghoshal 4:07
2 "Agontuk" Shaan, Shreya Ghoshal 3:51
3 "Uda jaay" Swanand Kirkire 5:22
4 "Phire paoar gaan" Ash King 4:17
5 "Rahoon tere peechhe" Kaushiki Chakrabarty 4:31
6 "Urey jaaye" Shubha Mudgal 6:01
7 "You & Me" Usha Uthup 4:03


  1. ^ "Dia Mirza debuts in Bengali films with 'Paanch Adhyay'". IBNLive. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Dia Mirza debuts in Bengali films". India Today. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Dia Mirza's Paanch Adhyay selected for Mumbai Film Fest". Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Paanch Adhyay wins Best Film at Kalakar Awards". Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Ali, Imtiaz. "Review: Paanch Adhyay". Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Mitra, Dola. "Paanch Adhyay". Retrieved 4 December 2012. 

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