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Nishijapon  (2005 - Bengali)

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Nishijapon cumulative rating: 3.2 out of 53.2/5 (5 users)

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  • Passion Shower

    Nishijapon rating: 6 out of 10

    By Passion Shower(25 Jul 2008)

    It’s one of those very interesting Bengali stories with a potential for realistic psychological suspense drama (thanks Narayan Ganguly). Sandip Ray narrates the story quite well, as good as his contemporary Rituparno Ghosh. The special effects used in the earthquake scene looked more like the house has got a poltergeist or something! Furthermore, when everybody jumped out of the bed in panic and rushed downstairs, that moment they were neatly wrapped in their shawls! That was a ridiculous goof. Is Bengali society (and Indian) still in that level that the housewife and ... » read more

  • Anon Vaz

    bowderised bunuel - salve for the bourgoisie

    Nishijapon rating: 1 out of 10

    By Anon Vaz(24 Jan 2013)

    recipe for making films like this:

    Take something like Luis Bunuel's El Angel Exterminador [1962].

    Mix enough milk and water so that it is soothing to the upper petit bourgeoise, in particular.

    Make sure the film does not disturb the status quo.

    Satyajit Ray's son makes films as reactionary as Satyajit Ray did - and this one is an example.

    Reactionary - because it co-opts dissidence and renders it totally impotent. Or strives to. Because people are *not* that gullible.

    Oh a majority of the upper middle class will love ... » read more

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