Tuesday, 12 October 2010
It is this Calcutta that fulfils those dreams on one hand, snatches away hopes on the other, only to replenish the ability to weave dreams once more. Its lanes and bylanes have memories of the days gone by. The houses at Kalighat shown in the film remind me of those many dilapidated homes that still exist and still face the same problems day in and day out.
A look at Mahanagar's Calcutta and you know that nothing has changed. Scores of people are still worried sick about how to sustain themselves, husbands and wives break their backs working hard to earn a decent living and in every house there lives a Subrata and an Arati, two individuals who represent Calcutta's populace.
The scene where Subrata comes to meet Mukherjee reeks of the fallen state of Subrata. He is here to just fish for opportunities. And just before this he was telling his wife to quit her job. Can a man really fall this low? And, the scene also projects the pragmatism of Mukherjee. This man can read between the lines and doesn't mince words when it comes to money...