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Bhooter Bhabishyat (2012)

A rib-tickling comedy about a group of spirits who, in their various idiosyncrasies, try and save their only haunt, their resting place, when some unscrupulous builders try and break it down to build a modern monstrosity.


Anik Datta


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Swastika Mukherjee ... Kadalibala Dasi
Parambrata Chattopadhyay ... Ayan Sengupta
Sabyasachi Chakrabarty ... Biplob Dasgupta
Samadarshi Dutta Samadarshi Dutta ... Pablo Patranabis
Mumtaz Sorcar ... Koel Dhar
Paran Banerjee ... Darpo Narayan Chowdhury (as Paran Bandyopadhyay)
Biswajit Chakraborty ... Brigadier Yudhajit Sarkar
Mir Afsar Ali Mir Afsar Ali ... Ganesh Bhutoria (as Mir)
Kharaj Mukherjee ... Promod Podhan (as Kharaj Mukhopadhyay)
Sumit Samaddar Sumit Samaddar ... Bhootnath Bhaduri (as Sumit Samadder)
George Baker George Baker ... Mr. Ramsey
Bibhu Bhattacharya Bibhu Bhattacharya ... Sudhirbabu (as Bibhu Bhattacharjee)
Anindita Bose ... Rinka
Sanjay Biswas Sanjay Biswas ... T. K. Guchait
Arunabha Dutta Arunabha Dutta ... (as Arunava Dutta)


The grand old mansions of Kolkata are being razed to the ground to make way for swanky condominiums, malls and multiplexes. Some of these dilapidated 'disputed' buildings were haunted by ghosts who had taken shelter there over centuries. They were evicted and are homeless today. There is no 'rehabilitation package' on offer. Politicians, media, intellectuals, civic society - no one gives a damn. After all , ghosts can't vote. Chowdhuribari is one such heritage property which is rented out for film shoots to facilitate its maintenance. A heroine faints during a shooting, allegedly sighting a ghost in a mirror. A filmmaker on a reconnaissance trip to the building gets to hear of a spooky story revolving around the house. But is it just a tall tale or is there a twist in the 'tail'? Song & dance, drama, romance, action and even an item number, BHOOTER BHOBISHYOT has all the Filmi Masala as well as some food for thought. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

14 March 2012 (India) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Mojo Productions See more »
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Best film director nominations for Anandalok award 2012 Anik Dutta for the film 'Bhooter Bhabishyat' Best Bengali film music director nominations for the 2012 Anandalok Puraskar Raja Narayan Deb for the Bengali film 'Bhooter Bhabishyat' Best Bengali film song nominations for the Anandalok award 2012 Best Bengali film nominations for Anandalok Puraskar 2012 Bhooter Bhabishyat of Satya Films and Mojo Production Best film actress nominations for Anandalok Puraskar 2012 Swastika Mukherjee for Bhooter Bhabishyat See more »


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A unique achievement in filmmaking
19 June 2012 | by Notebooks_on_CinemaSee all my reviews

In recent times, Indian and in particular Bengali media (in the state of West Bengal, India) are unjustifiably generous when it comes to heaving accolades on the current generation of Bengali filmmakers. This surplus of praise is mostly indefensible as recent Bengali films are still imprisoned by their strange obsession with relationship centric dramas. Exploring relation-based dramas, however, is not the main problem. The problem lies in elsewhere. Most of these cinematic efforts can mostly be characterized by the following undesirable elements: characters that are outside the bounds of possibility, only scratching the surface of emotional layers without much regard for deep character analysis (a lesson in this regard would be to watch, for example, the highly acclaimed Iranian film A Separation by Asghar Farhadi), lack of sensible dialogs, strong desire to pose as an "intelligent" filmmaker who is up-to-date with the world cinema (read literally stealing from these films; an example would be the much-hyped Bengali film Autograph), choosing style over substance, under-appreciation for aural instruments of a film (Ritwik Ghatak was a pioneer for using sound brilliantly), sometimes unconvincing and archaic plots (when plots are convincing they are marred by some of the other factors mentioned here), and sheer inability to build up narratives that do not satisfy two important criteria of narrative cinema: credibility and coherence. Although, these films are technically much superior than their 1990s and last decade counterparts. Bhooter Bhabishyat avoids just about all of the above pitfalls.

The story is exceptionally imaginative and yet simple. A gang of eclectic ghosts (a cook, a Bengali music band member, a Zamindar aka landlord, a representative of the East India Company, a refugee from Bangladesh, a Bengali theater actress, a revolutionary from 70s' Calcutta, a Rickshaw puller, and a few others) need help as they are about to be evicted from their current home as a businessman is all geared up to make way for malls and multiplexes.In the backdrop of this, an aspiring director steps in the same old mansion (where these ghosts are housed) for checking the site of an about-to-be-made film. What follows is a burst of activities replete with spoofs, puns, songs, and dance. Although, beneath all these lies a satirical message about the greed of the modern society that spreads its gluttonous wings at the expense of rich sculptural heritage of cities. The first time director Dutta is a master storyteller. Humorous and sharp dialogs (although being an ad filmmaker himself, Dutta couldn't escape the usual knack of an ad-maker for inserting punchlines after every two lines of dialog), first-class camera-work, unforgiving editing, clever montage of sound pieces, keen eye for details, credible reproductions of a bygone age and society, idiosyncrasies of ghostly creatures - everything seem to jell for the film. Dutta heavily borrows from the master director Satyajit Ray's works and he is not at all reticent about this. In fact, when the aspiring filmmaker and the narrator of the ghosts' lives converse to build up the suspense, their performances strongly remind us of the interactions between the famous Bengali detective Feluda and his assistant Topshe. Delivery of some of the dialogs in the film that rhyme with each other is reminiscent of the lyrical exchanges from Heerak Rajar Deshe ( The Kingdom of Diamonds). In many other aspects, the film is replete with references from Ray's films. In fact, Dutta pays a grand tribute to Ray in this film. Overall, Bhooter Bhabishyat is a rare combination of ingenious plot idea, almost flawless execution, skillful exploitation of the medium as an art form, and an eye for commercial success - a combination that is visibly absent in most of the recent Bengali films.

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