A Peculiar Idea About Surrogate Mother........
Kanoj Das not only director this film, he had written the story and the screenplay also.
What is the story line? If you go through what the actors doing in the film, the story line would be clear.
Indrani Haldar & Rajatava Dutta: They are husband and wife. But seven years have passed Indrani can not become mother. Indrani desperately wants a child; even persist Rajatava remarry again for the sake of a child.
Paran Banerjee & Anamika Saha: They are husband and wife. Rajatava is their son. Anamika is not very happy about the situation that Indrani is incapable of giving them a grandchild. She enquires always about whether Indrani regularly visiting Doctor’s chamber and the temple.
Arun Banerjee: He is the Purohit of the temple who tries to seduce Indrani and forced to have sex with him as he was confident to give her a child. But Indrani refused.
Debasree Roy & Debesh Roy Chowdhury: They are husband and wife and they have three children. Debesh is a rickshaw-puller and Debasree works as maid in Indrani’s house. They live in a Bustee, which will be demolished in near future for widening of the street and for that they are very worried. After seeing an advertisement about “Surrogate mother” in newspaper, Indrani requested Debasree to become surrogate mother of her child. But both Indrani and story writer cum director Kanoj Das has a peculiar idea about surrogate mother. They both think that to become a surrogate mother, the woman has to have sex with the husband. And so after getting the consent of her husband Debesh, Debasree had sex with Rajatava to become the surrogate mother of Rajatava’s child. Indrani promised to pay Debasree for this service one lakh of rupees.
Anu Chowdhury & Firdous: They are not married. Firdous teaches in a local primary school. Anu Chowdhury begs with a false child and helps Firdous from the hard-earned money. In one occasion Anu sold a hired child in lieu of ten thousand rupees and for that she is arrested at the end of the film, because the character played by Pratim Chatterjee, The Fire Brigade Minister, wants to eradicate mal-practices in the area.
Biswajit Chakraborty: He is the villain of the piece. He buys and sells children. Anu Chowdhury sold the hired child to him. He also enjoys sex with wives whose husbands don’t stay at home.
The only crisis of the film is that after Debasree and Rajatava had sex (for the sake of the child), Indrani became pregnant and both Rajatava and Indrani forgot the money they promised to Debasree. When they remembered, it was too late. Indrani gave birth to a dead child and Debasree a healthy child. And then only Rajatava came to take his child from the “Surrogate Mother” (!!!) Debasree. Debasree didn’t give away that child even she was offered five lacs of rupees.
But she realized the pain of a mother, when Indrani begged the child. She gave away the child, but not instead of any money.
This film doesn’t need any review of its direction, acting and technicalities. The story tells everything.