RBN Web Desk: At 87 years of age, Tarun Majumdar seems as unstoppable as ever. Eleven years since he made his last film, the veteran director is back with his new release Bhalobasar Bari, based on a story by popular Bengali author Pracheta Gupta.
Like most of his past few films, Bhalobasar Bari deals with socio-economic issues and women empowerment. It tells the story of Buli, the elder daughter of a middle-aged clerk, who establishes herself as an independent woman in the face of adversaries. She takes up a job in a travel agency to beat her family’s financial blues. Here she meets Kalyan, a young man who chases away life’s miseries with an inimitable sense of humour. Kalyan, unbeknownst of Buli, is himself a victim of a big personal tragedy. The two come close and open up to each other. The film highlights the struggle of the two individuals.
Widely known for his romantic comedies like Shriman Prithviraj (1973), Dadar Kirti (1980), and Bhalobasa Bhalobasa (1985), Majumdar have made several socially relevant films like Balika Badhu (1967), Pathbhola (1986), and Alo (2003) among others.
Rituparna Sengupta has been cast as Buli in Bhalobasar Bari. It is also one of the last films of actor Dwijen Bandyopadhyay who passed away in September 2017. That aside, the cast includes Chitra Sen, Arjun Chakraborty, Silajit Majumder, Krishnokishore Mukherjee, and others. Music for the film has been composed by Santanu Basu.
Bhalobasar Bari releases today.