Rituparno Ghosh has tried “something different” in his latest release Sob Choritro Kalponik.
Bipasha Basu is the female lead for the first time in Bengali film, but without her voice. Her character name of Radhika.
Difference # 2:
Prosenjit with all his “mannerism” has portrayed the character of a awards winning Bengali poet, a mixture of Shakti Chattopadhyay + Joy Goswami + Tushar Roy + Binay Majumdar. His character name is Indranil.
Difference # 3:
Jisshu Sengupta doesn’t know what his character actually does professionally. So he has to carry a Nikon camera all the time and has to smoke in every scene he appears. His character name is Shekhar.
They are the main character of this film. Radhika is Indranil’s wife. Radhika is a NRB so, she speaks Benglish language. The ratio is 30:70. She doesn’t believe in Bengali poetry or a poet’s lifestyle. It is not clear why Radhika and Indranil married.
Difference # 4:
For the first time the main characters and what they do is not believable in a Rituparno film.
The story is in 2 parts. Part One; Radhika’s unwillingness of understanding her husband and Part Two; after the death of Indranil, Radhika’s willingness to understand her husband through his poetry (mind that she doesn’t know Bengali at all).
Difference # 5:
Rituparno deliberately attempted to make his film with a feel like poetry. So he tried to imitate the structure of William Wordsworth’s “Yellow Unvisited” and then “Yellow Visited”, but failed miserably.
The only Rituparno character in the film is the maid servant of Indranil, played by Sohag Sen. Her expression and acting is superb. We have seen such characters in real life and Rituparno has sketched the character brilliantly. It is sad to say, apart from this character all the three main character, that the film has turned to be a failure.
The poems written by Joy Goswami (one recited by him also) is like little return gift from this poor film.