Kanoj Das is known to make social films which are tragic and melancholy in nature. Halud Pakhir Dana is no exception and is based on a theme with which we associate Kanoj-tragedy. The film stars Dibyendu as Riju,a doctor who gets injured when he gets hit by a car belonging to Saheli, also a doctor. To nurse him back to his health, Saheli keeps Riju at her place for a few days and later on they even fall in love over a period of time. When Riju goes back home, he discovers his mother has passed away. Riju later on goes to Mathurapur when a doctor calls him from there to inform him that a lot of villagers have taken ill due to consuming spurious liquor. Saheli also comes to know that she has cancer one day and she goes and stays at the ‘Painless Life Centre’. Riju tries to find out Saheli’s whereabouts one day since they had not been in touch for so long and he lands up at the Centre. He takes Saheli back home as he wants her to be by his side during her last days. She passes away after a few days.
Films made by Kanoj Das have had much stronger lines and social messages in the past, but this film is an exception. This is one soppy tearjerker and neither the story nor the performances are strong to hold your attention. Dibyendu definitely needs to improve his acting skills if he wants to become an actor. The producer plays a small, but important role in this film and at times you feel he wants you to hear his own story because he is also the story writer of the film. At least that’s the impression you get. The film has an act of symbolism at the end because a yellow bird seems to fly away in the air like an angel when Saheli expires.