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Date and Time: Sat, May 13, 12:30 PM
Location: Theatre 2, Village East by Angelika, New York, NY
Director: Samik Roy Choudhury
Starring: Pintu Chatterjee, Sreya Bhattachayya, Poonam Gurung, Tathagata Mukherjee
Run time: 1 hour 4 minutes 51 seconds
Language: Bengali, English, Hindi, Nepali
Year Made: 2022
Country: India
With: Chithi (21 mins) and Little Wings (21 mins)


A quaint guest house nestled in the hills, almost idyllic. The house owner, Yamini, is attractive, but withdrawn. She runs the guest house with some old timers, who seem to know a lot about the newly renovated guest house.

The guest house welcomes a newly married vibrant young couple, Palash and Pratyusha, visiting the hills for their honeymoon. The couple seem to revel in the solitude that the woods and the hills offer. Palash, in his mid thirties, seems almost professorial, and a successful psychiatrist. But the young bride is full of zest for life, almost impatient to cherish everything that life has to offer.  Then out of nowhere, the all too utopian setting is disrupted. Palash is murdered!

A shattered whiskey bottle, and the young bride is in a catatonic shock. The local inspector, Amoljot Adhikari, who is in charge of the case on behalf of the local police department, is convinced it was an open and shut case, but all is not what it seems, as per a very senior police officer, Binod Ranjan Mukherjee, who visits the murder site the next morning. BRM was acquainted with the victim and he is determined to help the local police to solve the case. BRM is reserved and terse, does not seem to suffer fools, and he shows a sense of quick efficiency about him. Pratyusha doesn’t speak much since the event, and is suspiciously silent, with tears in her eyes. BRM is able to unravel untold secrets about Yamini and the staff.  He also gets hold of the local youth, Indrajit, who is flirtatious by nature and attracted towards Pratyusha; he seemed to be hanging around the house during the murder which makes him a suspect. BRM brings order to the chaos and is expeditious. Yamini, who was also in love with Palash, neither confesses, nor refuses the charge when accused by BRM. Before Yamini could get formally arrested, she commits suicide the next morning. All this, while the solitude and the mystery of the setting cast a spell of surreal melancholy all around.  The case is solved, and we get to know the killer. 

BRM offers to drive the young bride Pratyusha back to the city...many disturbing facts get revealed…there are layers to the story that explode into a fascinating climax of this psychological thriller

Movie will be followed by Q & A with Samik Roy, Choudhury & Pintu Chatterjee

Director : Samik Roy Choudhury
Samik grew up in an environment of discussing Art, culture and films in the city Kolkata, India; which inspired him toward filmmaking. His father was a stage actor, his mother was a classical singer, and his grandfather was a writer. He met the legendary editor of all Satyajit Ray films, the Late Mr Dulal Dutta during his college days and took lessons in editorial aesthetics from him. He started his career as a science reporter for the Science Association of Bengal after doing his bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Working with three-time Oscar-winning VFX studio, Rhythm & Hues studios, opened the gateway to understanding the new age film process. During this job, Samik has done short films independently and finally took a step forward towards this passion more seriously, to produce and direct his first feature film ‘D-major’ back in 2015-16. He continued his love for short films through ad films he wrote and directed for national campaigns. His feature film ‘Beline’ is in the post-production stage, while he completed his flick ‘Mushroom’.