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Country  India
9.2/10 IMDb

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Language  Bengali
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Director  Nandita RoyShiboprosad Mukherjee
Release date  1st may
Writer  Shiboprosad Mukherjee, Nandita Roy (screenplay), Nandita Roy

Bela Seshe (English:At the end of the day) (Also written as Belaseshe:In The Autumn of my Lfe) is a Bengali family drama film directed by the duo, Nandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee, produced by M.K. Media and Windows Productions and distributed by Eros International . The film brought back Satyajit Ray's iconic Ghare Baire pair, Soumitra Chatterjee and Swatilekha Sengupta on the big screen after 30 years. Besides Soumitra Chatterjee and Swatilekha Sengupta in lead roles, the film also stars Rituparna Sengupta, Aparajita Auddy, Monami Ghosh, Indrani Dutta, Sohini Sengupta, Kharaj Mukherjee, Anindya Chatterjee, Barun Chanda, Sohag Sen, Sujoy Prasad Chatterjee and Shankar Chakraborty in pivotal roles. The film was released on 1 May 2015 in West Bengal and on 26 June 2015 in other states of India. Belaseshe received the Best Bengali Film Award at the Zee Cine Awards 2016 and also became the Best Film at the International Bengali Film Awards 2016.

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Synopsis

Biswanath Mazumdar (Soumitra Chatterjee) shocks his son and daughter-in-law (Shankar Chakraborty and Indrani Dutta), three daughters (Rituparna Sengupta, Aparajita Auddy and Monami Ghosh) and their husbands (Sujoy Prasad Chatterjee, Kharaj Mukherjee and Anindya Chatterjee) by announcing his decision to divorce his wife, Aarti (Swatilekha Sengupta) after 49 years of marriage. The rest of the story follows an emotional re-discovery of the institution of marriage.

Cast

  • Soumitra Chatterjee as Biswanath Majumdar
  • Swatilekha Sengupta as Aarti Majumdar
  • Rituparna Sengupta as Malashree/Mili
  • Aparajita Auddy as Kaberi/Buri
  • Monami Ghosh as Piu
  • Indrani Dutta as Sarmistha
  • Sohini Sengupta in a guest appearance
  • Barun Chanda as judge in the court
  • Sujoy Prasad Chatterjee as Bijon
  • Kharaj Mukherjee as Jyotirmay
  • Anindya Chatterjee as Palash
  • Shankar Chakraborty as Barin
  • Casting

    Director duo, Nandita Roy and Shiboprasad Mukherjee confirmed this film to be a family drama based on the characters of Soumitra Chatterjee and Swatilekha Sengupta, who would play husband and wife respectively. Swatilekha Sengupta made a comeback on cinema with this film. Swatilekha Sengupta's daughter Sohini Sengupta would appear in a guest appearance.

    Release

    The film was released on 1 May 2015 in West Bengal. Eros International had also released the film in Mumbai, Delhi, Noida, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Gurgaon, Pune and Bangalore on 26 July 2015 and the film also had an off-shore release in UK, US and Singapore.

    Crtical reception

    Shomini Sen of IBNLive reviewed "Director duo Nandita Roy, Shiboprasad Mukherjee deliver a poignant story of togetherness and the need to work hard on one’s marriage in Bengali film ‘Bela Seshe’. Featuring veteran Bengali actors Soumitra Chatterjee and Swatilekha Sengupta in lead roles, the film perhaps churns out the best lessons on marriage in modern times."Arnab Banerjee of Hindustan Times reviewed "Storytellers – be it in novels or on celluloid- have often dwelled upon the demands of the institution of marriage or the mere strict commitment and adherence to the seven vows of marriage. Rarely have films explored the intricacies of a marital relationship, that too, in a marriage where more than trust, understanding or love, it is inter-dependence that defines the conjugal bond. Bela Seshe is a Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy scripted and directed story of relationships that explores the niceties of an old couple and their married life, of their life-long companionship, of promises and expectations, and of course love." Sankhayan Ghosh of The Indian Express reviewed "Though the two (Soumitra Chatterjee and Swatilekha Sengupta) have put in consummate performances, the film has made a mark primarily due to its unusual story."

    References

    Bela Seshe Wikipedia
    Bela Seshe IMDb