Khela (2008)

Movie


Khela (2008)

Kolkata-based Sheela Bhowmik feels isolated and neglected, and decides to leave her busy film-maker husband, Raja, to spend sometime with her friend, Renu, her mom, and then subsequently travels to Kashmir to spend some time by herself. Raja gets involved in a new movie depicting the life of Gautam Buddh, and is on the look-out for a male child to play the character. He does find one, a young school-going lad, Abhirup Mitra; introduces him to the Producer, Vikram; as well as other crew including beautiful Anjali, who has a crush on Raja. Neither Vikram, Anjali nor any of the crew are aware that Raja is the prime suspect in the abduction of Abhirup.
India
IMDb  7.2 /10
Information
Release Date2008-07-11
Runtime1h 37mins
GenreComedy, Drama
Content Rating
Awards
CompanySVF Entertainment, Saregama India
CountryIndia
LanguageBengali, Hindi
Manish Bhattacharya
Manish Bhattacharya
Satbol Bhattacharya
Satbol Bhattacharya
Shubhash Borai
Shubhash Borai
Agnimitro Chakraborty
Agnimitro Chakraborty
Pradeep Chakraborty
Pradeep Chakraborty
(as Pradip Chakravarty)
Upazan Chakraborty
Upazan Chakraborty
Haridas Chatterjee
Haridas Chatterjee
Raja Bhowmik (as Pronsenjit Chatterjee)
Bishu Chhotey
Bishu Chhotey
Sanjoy Das
Sanjoy Das
Bidyut Dey
Bidyut Dey
Papiya Dey
Papiya Dey
Saroj Dey
Saroj Dey

Khela

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.


Plot

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.


Cast

  • Prosenjit Chatterjee as Raja
  • Manisha Koirala as Sheela
  • Raima Sen as Anjali
  • Akashneel Dutt Mukherjee as Abhirup
  • Bharat Kaul
  • Roopa Ganguly (Cameo)

Reception

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"