Gradually North Bengal is becoming the parallel film production centre of Bangla film.
After “Prem Parinoy”, which was shot entirely in North Bengal with local cast crew, “Sukher Basa” is another film is from North Bengal with lpcal cast crew.
The shifting of the film making centre is always welcome, but the question is what kind of film are being produced in the off-centre. The earlier film “Prem Porinoy” is nonsense and now this film “Sukher Basa” is much below the bottom line of the standard set by the worst film from Tollygunge.
“Sukher Basa” by Aloke Roy is much closer to photographed “Jatra”. Mr. Roy is the screenplay writer- dialogue writer and the director of the film. If it would have been staged in 4 side open dias, it might click, but in different media like film the formal and approach doesn’t have any cine media standard.
Anyway, it was has a story line, there are actor and actress delivering the dialogues and emotion, there are songs and there is a beginning and an end of the show.
Sushil and Asha are husband and wife. Sushil is an honest teacher and Asha is his devoted wife. They have two children- Alo and Ananda. As long as their children don’t grow up, they had a smooth life. But the story needs them to grow up. Ananda marries a selfish-giant woman named Dolly and Alo falls in love with a guy named Biswajit.
Dolly, the daughter-in-law, makes the life even worst them hell of Sushil and Asha. She forced her father-in-law to give her son all the money he got after retirement to buy a tea-garden. A tea-garden sells at the price of provident fund of a school teacher is a high dose of absurdity. But anyway, another tae garden is bought after selling a few big has of cultivable land. Is tea-garden that cheep these days. Anyway, Dolly makes Sushil and Asha pauper and one day in a drunken state Anindya and dolly threw them out of the house.
There is a Muslim guy who was taken care of the past by Sushil and Asha now helps them. In the meantime Alo was also married to Biswajit. But Alo was in dark about the misery of her parents. So she and her husband were kept out of the screenplay for a long time.
In the meantime lots of trouble and problem were created for Sushil and Asha. But ultimately the baddies realized they were doing bad, and the goodies forgive them and the film ends in a happy note.
As all the actors and actresses are from North Bengal, they are all unknown. The only known face of the film is Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who appears for a couple of minutes in a prize giving ceremony sequence.
In his presence in this film has a major significance is get to be found.