Cast Amitabh Bachchan, Tabu
Director Rituparno Ghosh
Story Shirishendu Mukhopadhyay
Synopsis A Bengali film about a man in mid-life crisis
Release Date 2004

Apun Ka Choice (Feb 26, 01)
Amitabh Bachchan, epitome of Hindi film hero, is straying off from his mainstream sensibilities and taking a plunge into the world of alternative cinema. On the cards is Big Bs film with the noted Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh (director of the acclaimed films like Unishe April and Bariwali). The yet-to-be-titled film is based on a story by Shirishendu Mukhopadhyay, the famous Bengali novelist, and has Tabu playing Big B's co-star. In the film Amitabh plays a middle-class man (in his 50s) who is haunted by questions relating to his identity, sexuality and his relationship with those close to him.For a man who has always played a larger-than-life image on the big screen, working with Ghosh will be a refreshing break from the stereotypical roles in Bollywood biggies. Exploring relationships has always been Rituparno's forte and the protagonist in his films is an ordinary man. A director of artistic sensibilities Ghosh has an eye for subtle details. His films have distinct cinematic vocabulary of their own. Besides, this time he has a casting coup on hand. His teaming up with Big B and Tabu makes for an interesting ensemble. Big B is the doyen of film industry while Tabu, on the other hand, is a budding talent and has to her credit many laudable performances. This is going to be Bachchan's second film in Bangla after Anusandhan in which he teamed with Rakhee

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