Release dateNovember 11, 2007 (2007-11-11) (Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival)
April 2, 2010 (2010-04-02) (India) WriterGourov Dasgupta (lyrics), Sarthak Dasgupta, Manoj Muntashir (lyrics), Vivek Philip (lyrics), Vipul Saini (lyrics) Music directorShibani Kashyap, Gourov Dasgupta, Deepak Pandit, Viveck Philip ScreenplaySarthak Dasgupta, Manoj Muntashir, Viveck Philip, Vipul Saini CastSandhya Mridul (Meera K Kumar), Shibani Kashyap, Koel Purie (Liza), Aamir Bashir (Krish Kumar), Barry John Similar moviesKoel Purie appears in The Great Indian Butterfly and Everybody Says Im Fine!
TaglineIs happiness a rare insect? Is it for real? Uncover the intrigue..
The great indian butterfly
The Great Indian Butterfly is a 2007 Indian romance drama film, written and directed by Sarthak Dasgupta. It is the story of a typical modern Indian couple and their journey to Goa in quest of a magical insect, and in turn, peace, love and happiness in life, which lies within ourselves. The language of the film was English.
A planned vacation to Goa goes awry for two stressed-out Mumbai-based employees, after Krish (Aamir Bashir) oversleeps, and as a result he and his wife, Meera (Sandhya Mridul) miss the plane. They, nevertheless, decide to make use of their time and drive there by car so that he can locate and view The Great Indian Butterfly. Last seen by the unknown Portuguese explorer Carodiguez, in a remote Karthikey valley located in erstwhile colonial Goa, the butterfly possesses a magical aura, granting immense happiness to the person who catches it.
In the journey that takes the couple from the smog filled, concrete jungle of the Megalopolis of Mumbai through the little discovered coastal landscapes of the western Sahyadris, to the sun soaked land of Goa, the couple lose more than what they want to rediscover. It becomes a passage, which seems to travel with a metaphor of its own and an insect as elusive as a fossil trapped in prehistoric resin.
Their journey will be acrimonious as Meera must also deal with work-related stress, loss of a promotion, as well as accuse her husband of not being intimate with her on one hand, and on the other remaining in close contact and having an affair with his ex-girlfriend, Liza (Koel Purie).
Will they find the Butterfly? Can they survive the journey? Can it cost them their lives? Will the Great Indian Butterfly wreak havoc on their souls? Will there be redemption? Or is it a futile hunt for an answer to their crumbling lives? Is happiness a rare insect? A simple tale in the complex miasma of a changing India.
Aamir Bashir as Krish Kumar
Sandhya Mridul as Meera K. Kumar
Koel Purie as Liza
Shibani Kashyap as Herself
The film was released on 2 April 2010.
The film didn't do well at the Box Office.
The film received generally good reviews and was commended for the themes it boldly raised and honestly depicted. Both Sandhya and Bashir got praises for their top notch performances. The film also got kudos for peaceful and calm atmosphere of the film, as compared to loud dialogues and fights, mostly seen nowadays.