After establishing himself as a quality film maker with Anuranan and Antaheen, Aniruddha Ray Chowdhury returns with his third film, Aparajita Tumi. Expectations from the film are paramount - along with the director's previous films, Prasenjit appears after the super successful Baishe Srabon and Moner Manush.
Aparajita Tumi is the story of two couples - Pradeep (Prasenjit) and Kuhu (Padmapriya), and Ushoshi (Kamalinee Mukherjee) and Ranajoy (Chandan Roy Sanyal). Both couples are based in the US, and are family friends, and are polar opposites - where Kuhu is straightforward, and says what she thinks, Ushoshi suffers from a lack of confidence.
At a dinner party hosted by Ushoshi, an offhand comment by Kuhu goes too far, upsetting Ushoshi, and annoying Pradeep. This ultimately leads to Ushoshi and Ranajoy moving away from the area. Pradeep ends up going away to work in the same place, and meets up with them. At this time, Ushoshi decides to seduce Pradeep, and the two enter into an affair. The repercussions of this affair on both couples make up the rest of the film.
Aparajita Tumi is a disaapointing effort from Aniruddha Ray Chowdhury. Based on Sunil Gangopadhyay's novel Dui Naari Haate Torobari, the film ultimately turns into another story of extra marital affairs. The characters aren't particularly well developed - why is Ushoshi so unconfident? Why do Ushoshi and Pradeep enter into an affair, when neither of them seem particularly unhappy in their own relationships? In addition to this, the film has unnecessary skin show from Kamalinee, and out of place of bad language, which leads to the film receiving it's 'A' certificate.
Prasenjit gives another understated performance, which proves that he has been wasted in mindless masala films for far too long now. Padmapriya, in an author backed role, gives a good account by herself - but has given much better performances in the past in her Tamil films. Kamalinee is good as Ushoshi, but suffers from a half baked character that she unfortunately fails to rise above. Again, Kamalinee has given better performances in her South Indian films. Chandan Ray Sanyal shines in a supporting role.
Cinematography by Ranjan Palit is fantastic, and music by Shantanu Moitra is good.
Aparajita Tumi unfortunately fails to add anything new, and just ends up being another extra-marital affair story.