Actor-producer Arindam Sil turns director with Aborto, a film with characters inspired by Ray, with an ensemble cast. The subject he chooses for his debut is an interesting one – how far would you go to further your career?
Shyamal (Tota Ray Choudhury) has always put his career first. From leaving his older brother (Kaushik Ganguly) and father (Biplob Chatterjee) in their family home and shifting to a swanky flat, to neglecting his wife Charu (Jaya Ahsan), Shyamal has done it all solely to climb the corporate ladder. Charu's loneliness draws her closer to playboy cricketer Hori (Abir Chatterjee), who is about to sign up as brand ambassador for the company which Shyamal works for.
The big day in the office finally comes, when Shyamalendu (Barun Chanda) will decide who should be the new Vice President – Shyamal, or his arch rival Runu (Saswata Chatterjee). But will Shyamal's relation with his executive assistant Duli (Reshmi Ghosh) hamper his chances?
The director chooses an unusual subject for his debut, but thankfully backs it up with a very strong script, which keeps the film engrossing throughout. Performances are uniformly brilliant. Tota Ray Choudhury shows just what he can do with an author backed role. Jaya Ahsan impresses, expressing a lot with silences. Abir Chatterjee has a role which is different from what he was done in the past, and he is extremely good as the flirty flamboyant Hori. Kaushik Ganguly, although in a small role, is a scene stealer – he is simply superb.
Arindam Sil deserves a pat on the back for making a film like this for his debut, rather than a commercial potboiler. He is certainly a director to look out for in the future – Aborto is a breath of fresh air for the Tollywood industry, and is a must watch!