Autograph – Kolkata Bengali Movie Bangla Movie Full Movie Watch Online
Movie Review: It isn’t an easy task to hold a mirror to the industry and see its reflections on-screen. The images, more often than not, give blurred, distorted or even exaggerated versions. But “Autograph”,
the directorial debut of Srijit Mukerji, doesn’t fall prey to refractions. The film, with all its song-and-dance mainstream elements, has its moments that haunt the viewers to question how success and the craving for it can change a person’s ethical stance to survive in a world of monopoly and cold-blooded ambition.
The film is about the life of superstar Arun Chatterjee (Prosenjit). It’s about how he agrees to act in and even produce a film made by debutant director Shubho (Indraneil Sengupta). Benevolence, of course, isn’t the reason for Arun to agree to do this movie that’s a tribute to “Nayak” and “Wild Strawberries”. He wants total control, is ready to ghost-direct to prove to the world that he alone is capable of making a film a hit without the services of an experienced director or producer. When Shubho gets a lifetime opportunity to direct his dream debut, he casts live-in partner Srinandita (Nandana Sen) opposite Arun. As the film progresses, so does Shubho’s vaulting ambition that reaches a peak when he decides to use Arun’s confessional tape to market his film.
While a lot of contemporary Bengali films often tend to get too difficult for the comprehension of the lay audience, “Autograph”, despite its references to “Hayavadana”, “Hamlet”, “Hazaar Chaurasir Maa” and “Antigone”, doesn’t distance the audience. Srinandita and Shubho (and their friends played by Dhruv Mukherjee and Sohini Paul) speak and behave just like any young and upwardly mobile couple in the city. Their lingo is a mix of Bengali and a lot of English, they address each other as ‘tui’ as opposed to ‘tumi’ and their lifestyle provides an instant connect to today’s youth. That, to a large extent, will help in reaching out to the audience.
And, of course, there is Prosenjit Chatterjee — the actor who plays the on-screen superstar. On a surface level, Prosenjit plays a man who is successful (he is the industry as he describes himself) and yet has to struggle in his own way to stay on where he is. The angst of a superstar who can’t lead the life he wants to because of his stature, the loneliness that success comes with, the vulnerability deep down that’s resulted from negation and camouflaged well by a sense of super confidence — it’s no mean task to portray so many shades in a character. There’s hardly any other actor in Tollywood today who could have carried off this role with as much charisma as Prosenjit.
Indraneil, who has won a lot of accolades for his earlier performances, plays a film-maker but doesn’t resemble the one he had played in “Angshumaner Chhobi”. Indraneil does a decent job of being someone who transforms to become the quintessential go-getter in the industry and doesn’t think twice about manipulating people and their emotions. Nandana brings a sense of freshness to the film and portrays a well-etched-out character, who remains connected to her basic emotions even while being dragged into the ruthless world of success.
Debajyoti Mishra’s music, of course, is a highpoint of the movie. While Anupam Roy’s “Amake amar moto thaakte dao” has already become Kolkata’s anthem, Rupam Islam’s “Benche thakar gaan” and Shreya Ghoshal’s “Chol raastaye” and “Uthche jege shokalgulo” are no less popular. Priyam Mukherjee’s version of “Chol raastaye” appeals because of its depth of rendition. The sad demise of Priyam is a loss for the city’s music industry. Special mention needs to be made to lyrics penned by Anupam Roy (“Amake amar moto thaakte dao”) and Srijato (“Chol raastaye”). Debajyoti’s background score has also been interestingly done. Shoumik Halder too deserves a pat on his back for cinematography. The film looks glossy and is shot well.
What, however, is a very tricky area for the film is the reference to “Nayak”. “Autograph” will work even for those who haven’t watched “Nayak”. But for those who’ve watched “Nayak”, Srijit’s film enters a dangerous territory. While it gives a lot of layers to the film, it also teases the audience to compare. Compare not just Prosenjit with Uttam Kumar and Nandana with Sharmila Tagore but also the director’s capacity to reinterpret “Nayak” in a contemporary space. If some compare Nandana’s specs with the one used by Sharmila Tagore in “Nayak”, others would evaluate Srijit’s use of a dream sequence vis-a-vis “Nayak'”s cult sequence. So many elements from “Nayak” just spill over to Arun’s life, creating an unnecessary pressure on the maker and his cast to live up to the cult movie. Having “Nayak” as a reference point is like a double-edged sword for the director, especially since he has carefully incorporated a lot of mainstream elements into his script.
Finally, “Autograph” stands out as a film that tries hard to effortlessly marry arthouse with mainstream cinema. The weekend will decide if the marriage is a happy union at the box-office too.
Autograph is a Drama Kolkata bengali movie, directed by Srijit Mukherji which released in 2010, starring Prosenjit, Nandana Sen, Indraneel Sengupta, Rii along with others.
Producer:Srikant Mohta, Mahendra Soni, Madhu Mantena Verma
Music:Debojyoti Mishra, Traditional
Main Cast:Prosenjit, Nandana Sen, Indraneel Sengupta, Rii… more
Release:Oct 14, 2010
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A good iconic Overseer collaborated using the finest Celebrity associated with Bengal. Along with a traditional was created.43 many years later on, the actual movie transformed 3 life permanently.Arun Chatterjee, the actual reigning matinee idol from the Bengal Movie Business.Shubhobroto Mitra, a good aspiring overseer who would like to rebuilding Satyajit Ray’s Nayak along with Arun since the guide.
Srinandita Sen, a good idealistic theater celebrity as well as Shubho’s live-in companion that will get throw since the correspondent within the movie.Autograph graphs the actual trips of those 3 life, because they relationship as well as individual via period as well as room, within 2 interwining narratives.
That’s, until their own last tryst along with future.Autograph is all about tales. Fishing reel as well as actual.Autograph is all about goals. Converging as well as diverging.Autograph is all about goal. Which produces as well as damages.