Khela (Bengali: খেলা "Game") (2008) is a Bengali film by Rituparno Ghosh. The film is about an idealistic director's (Prosenjit Chatterjee) quench to make a film with a boy who he thinks is just perfect for the role. Khela also marks actress Manisha Koirala's foray into Bengali cinema.
Khela is about an idealistic director's (Prosenjit Chatterjee) desire to make a film with a boy who he thinks is just perfect for the role. His wife (Manisha Koirala) wants a baby and the husband feels that the child will compromise the artiste in him. Here the aspiring but passionate film maker creates a bond with a superb rut of a child and who does feel that a child may spoil his career, started re-discovering a child within him. The film also deals with relationships and emotions but with a twist by adding up humor, adventure and edge-of-the-seat mystery.
- Prosenjit Chatterjee as Raja
- Manisha Koirala as Sheela
- Raima Sen as Anjali
- Akashneel Dutt Mukherjee as Abhirup
- Bharat Kaul
- Roopa Ganguly (Cameo)
The film received mixed reviews. The Telegraph(Calcutta) stated that it was "Rituparno’s conscious attempt to break away from the 'adult' tag of Antarmahal and Dosar, and re-connect with the Bangali family." While noted film critic Rajeev Masand said that the film is "Khela is not a bad film, but one that requires much patience on your part", he also appreciated the "fine performances from principals"