18 January 2016 | souvikdas-65654
A Breath of fresh Air!!!
Chotushkone or Quadrangle is a Bengali mystery and thriller movie revolving around the life of four people associated with Bengali cinema. The central characters- Trina, played by Aparna Sen, Dipto, played by Chiranjeet Chakraborty, Shakha, played by Goutam Ghose and Joybroto, played by Parambrata Chatterjee are hired by an apparently mysterious producer to make a film by stitching four different short stories with a common theme- 'death.'
During their discussions about the project and their journey to meet this producer they open to us their emotions, attachments, regrets and secrets of their past. Here it must be said that this movie breathes a fresh air from the ossified Bengali mystery-thriller genre. It has enough elements to be liked by both the present and the past generations.
The story is interesting, actors do a good job (though I didn't understand the concept behind selection of so many other well known actors for bit roles), the music by Anupam Roy led by Bosonto Eshe Geche is good.
However the real star of the movie is director Srijit Mukherji. He does an outstanding job of storytelling previously unseen (by me at least) in Indian cinema. He story unfolded by him is of perfect pace to keep our interest aroused. I do not want to give away any spoilers, so watch the movie instead. Contrary to accusations of gimmicky camera-work in his previous movies he uses it brilliantly here and funnily his characters sometimes speaks of the camera-work they're going to use in their short stories as if the director wants to tell us that he is working on this aspect of film making. His characters accept some shortcomings of the film itself (again watch the film) which equally unique!!
All in all Chotushkone is certainly a must watch for any movie lovers. A tribute the film industry, it shows the growing presence Srijit among the best directors of modern Bengali cinema.