Thana Theke Aschi, a remake of Uttam Kumar’s 1965 film by the same name lives up to it’s name of being an excellent film and being a film with a difference. Directed By Sharon Dutta, the film revolves around the Mullick family’s interaction with Tinkari Haldar, a cop of Padmapukur Thana who comes to inform them about the death of Sandhya Mondol, a girl living at Goabagan Bustee. Though initially everyone denies knowing her, later on all of them admit to know her under different names and each one of them has done some injustice to her in the past. Their past catches up with them as they all reveal their interactions with her.Tinakari goes away after doing his job. After Tinkari Haldar goes away leaving behind the diary, it is discovered that there is nothing written in the diary and no cop by the name of Tinakari Haldar is there at Padmapukur Thana. Soon after they receive a call from someone saying a girl named Sandhya Mondol had indeed committed suicide at Goabagan Bustee and their names had been found in her diary and a cop was on his way to interrogate them. All of them then wonder as to who this person Tinkari Haldar actually was and maybe according to Arin, he was actually their conscience who had paid them a visit to remind them of a few realities in life.
All the actors have done an excellent job specially Sabyasachi as Tinakari Haldar. Other than portraying the role of a cop, he has managed to bring out the inner demons of each soul who had tormented Sandhya as he is actually their conscience who had decided to pay them a visit to stir some emotions in them. Rudranil, Parambrata, Alokananda Roy, Dulal Lahiri and Srabanti Banerjee (newcomer to Tollywood though a familiar face on the small screen) have done an excellent job. Morpheus Media, the producers come up with another film with a difference after 10:10.Very few actresses in Tollywood other than Pauli could have enacted the role of Sandhya (the lower middle class girl who had desperately tried to find a footing in this vast cruel world, but unable to do so and having been humiliated, tormented and tortured along the way, she had decided to put an end to the misery by ending her life).She is brilliant as she hardly speaks in the film but conveys everything through her eyes and expressions. She simply emotes! The Rabindransangeet ‘Bhalobashi Bhalobashi’ gets a new meaning in this film. The background score is excellent!
All in all it is indeed a thought provoking film which will make each of us deal with our own conscience before we take any step as we may have to bear the consequences later.