"FILM ABOUT HEART...WITHOUT A HEART"
“Anubhab” is all about unbound reckless amateurism such a reckless work about such a serious issue is quite perplexing & disturbing. Absolutely no research has been made while shooting this film based on the situation & misery of third world women. No explanation or research has been made while defining such a complex issue of women prostitution in India & south Asia minor. How can it be? When you gare aiming to create something serious which can arrest & bewilder the psychic of each audience, you must stress on precise statistic & technical presentation & not wither superfluously. Its better not to make a mockery of such a grave imperialist penance which is battering the lives of billions of women. This film rather misleads & misinforms the viewer on issue regarding women trafficking & prostitution. Where nations like Thailand, Philippines & Cambodia (Sex Tourism) are selling their own women for the development of their national economy to the Americans, (in exchange of US dollars) “Anubhab” blatantly admires UNESCO (social cultural wing of the U.N.O.) an organization mainly funded by USA who themselves aid the needful after creating a havoc. Perhaps Mr. Chanda doesn’t know al these or may be has some roots deep down somewhere else. Thailand’s 5 billion tourism industry is vased on women sex workers & this entire business thrives on US customers. In contemporary world economy, “globalization” is the reason for which international prostitution has boomed to such a level. And here, none of these issues have been redressed. Adding to all these, technically this film has been absolutely pedestrian. The point of view shots are nothing but pathetic. The dialogues cause penance. Nilesh Sharma’s editing tops the list of debacles, while Shakti Banerjee’s camerawork doesn’t fail behind. Almost half of the film shot is irrelevant. Mid long shots hovering over the Jadavpur Station have no meaning what so ever. Debjit Roy has used a couple of Tagore Songs (Rodono Bhora E Basanto…& Tumi Nirmalo Koro, Mangalo Koro…) in the film. Apart from that there is no music prevalent in the 110 minutes. Soumitra Chatterjee is wasted. So has been Sabyasachi Chakraborty. Debasree Roy has been coercively confined within a cocoon because of the screenplay. The rest of the anonymus cast is menancing & devilish. Jean Luc Godard once exclaimed, “I make films not for proving easy solutions. I make films to pop up questions within the viewer’s conscience.” (Notre Musique, 2004)
In “Anubhab”, Tapas Chanda neither questions the audience, nor provides a single solution. A vague representation of a tormented topic. “Anubhab” is a film all about “heart”, made without an iota of it.” Its been made for the sake of it.