Icche (English:Wish) is a 2011 Bengali language Indian drama film directed by Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy. This is the debut film of the director duo. The film is based on Suchitra Bhattacharya's novel and revolves around the relationship between an obsessive mother and her son. The film was presented by Rituparna Sengupta.
Manas is an insurance agent. He lives with his wife Mamata and son Shamik. Mamata is dissatisfied by her husband's outlook and dreams of bringing up her son differently. But, when Shamik grows up he starts rebelling against his mother's decisions and dominance.
At the age of 16, Shamik falls in his first crush, Debjani. When hawk-eyed Mamata learns about this relationship she becomes worried as she is sceptical about that girl's nature and thinks she is not good for her son. Mamata gears up to break her son's relationship with that girl. She also tries to win over her son's attention and affection. Although she is successful in breaking the relationship, all this effort pushes her away from her son even more.
Cut to present day, Shamik is now a college student. He is in his second year and is in a relationship with Jayanti, a girl of first year. Mamata discovers this relationship and tries to sabotage it in every way. She even goes to the extent of bringing back Debjani, Shamik's first girlfriend, by meeting her parents and offering her son to them as their son-in-law. Manas tries to tell his wife about the ill-effects of her behaviour. But she pays no attention.
The talks of marriage are finalised without Shamik's knowledge. But Shamik has other plans - he's already married Jayanti and is leaving for Mumbai. He declares this to a shocked Mamata and leaves the house. The touching climax of the film shows Mamata clutching the old toys and medals of Shamik and remembering his childhood, revealing that she never could quite accept that Shamik has grown up now and had a personal life. She still believes he is her little son who is unaware of his own well-being.
- Sohini Sengupta as Mamata
- Bratya Basu as Manas
- Samadarshi Dutta as Shamik/Rana
- Bidita Bag as Jayanti
- Ruplekha Mitra as Debjani/Rinti
- Mithu Chakraborty as Debjani's mother
- Kunal Padhi as Debjani's father
- Biswajit Chakraborty as Jayanti's father
- Kamalika Banerjee as Shamik's Aunt
- Paroma Banerjee as Momota's sister
Nandita Roy, also the screen playwright of the film has been working in the film industry for the past 28 years. Shiboprosad Mukherjee has been working in the television media for the last 15 years. He was associated with ETV Bangla, a 24 hours satellite channel from its inception and was responsible for its programme designing.
All music is composed by Surojit Chatterjee.
|2.||"Boikunther Aasore Songi Ra Aase Bhir Kore"||Siddhartha|
|3.||"Ore Mon"||Surajit Chatterjee|
|4.||"Tor Najar Tor Kheyal"||Anindyo Chattopadhyay|
|5.||"Boikunther Aasore Songi Ra Aase Bhir Kore"||Anusheh Anadil|
It did a theatrical run for 125 days. The National Film Archive of India accepted as part of their collection for cultural and educational purposes. Icche has been included in the Study of Women's Stress and Distress Management by Calcutta University. PVR Cinemas selected Icche to be screened at Kolkata, Delhi & Mumbai as part of the films of the Indian Panorama Film Festival. Sohini Sengupta won "Anandalok Award for Best Actress" for her performance in Icche.