1. The underlining mystery
Although it is no surprise that a film coming from director Raj Chakraborty will be all about love and its many painful moments, the latest Bengali film Parineeta might have something more to add. With a stellar cast that includes Subhashree Ganguly and Ritwick Chakraborty, the story follows the plight of a young girl, Mehul who falls in love with her tutor, Babaida. As the trailer gives away the tragic point of the story where Babaida hangs himself, it can be expected that Raj’s latest movie will have a little more than just another heart-breaking tale of love and revenge. Here are five reasons why we totally cannot wait for it.
The trailer itself already gives out the death of a major character in the movie. It leaves us with a bunch of other mysteries. We are bound to ponder upon questions like, why did he kill himself or what is in store for Mehul now. The trailer skillfully avoids giving away those answers leaving us with a few hints as to what might be expected from the rest of the story.
2. A childhood sweetheart
Raj’s stories lie in the immature stages of life — especially teenage — when love is still a concept that needs nurturing. As foolish as the idea of a teenage love may be, it is something everyone has experienced. Crushing on a senior in school, or the handsome prefect from the all boys’ school, or just a really attractive neighbour. Childhood sweethearts are always special and the movie’s story spins itself around it.
3. Arko’s hymn
Music director Arko Pravo Mukherjee has given us some rather romantic numbers to drool upon. His tracks in Shesh Theke Shuru were just as appealing and he is once again set to open up a whole new mode of musical dialogue in Raj’s movie. Keeping the track mellow, Mukherjee’s music adds an extra edge to the movie. Needless to say, Parineeta has some chart- toppers.
4. Ritwick, the prince of romance
Actor Ritwick Chakraborty is one of the rare gems in the Bengali film industry, and his performance is always driven by the character’s intention. He is an actor who does not put himself ahead of the story and similarly, in Parineeta, he seamlessly lends himself to the character of the lean-figured Babaida. Although we can expect to see less of him in the second half of the movie, chances are he will dominate a good part of the first half.
5. Subhashree sans glamour
Better known for her glamorous appearances on screen, it is quite refreshing to see Subhashree shed all the make-up for her character. She has kept it simple, nearly without any glamour, something which rarely happens with character representation in mainstream cinema. She has let the camera focus on her expressions and her dialogues rather than showcasing her external beauty. This certainly is an unexpected leap in the course of commercial Bengali cinema.
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