In quest of answers

Directed by Raajhorshee De, Purbo Poschim Dokkhin Uttor Ashbei is a spiritual thriller based on ‘Ebong Inquisition’

The city of joy receives its doze of a spiritual thriller Bengali movie, on the very onset of winter, Purbo Poschim Dokkhin Uttor Ashbei, which is directed by Raajhorshee De and produced by Suchandra Vaaniya of Just Studio. While the music in the film is given by Debajyoti Misra.

Based on Ebong Inquisition, a compilation of three paranormal fiction of Avik Sarkar, the story of the film begins with a terminally ill Stuti Sanyal who takes a train to Vellore from her hometown Kolkata.

The train ride which was meant to be tedious becomes a roller coaster ride of emotions and experience when the strange looking co-passengers start a conversation on death.

Stuti was destined to meet the stranger, who changed her life forever. The stranger narrates three stories of life and death – violence and peace, revenge and vengeance, and of love and humanity. The plot progresses through an eventful train journey, slowly unfolding three interconnected stories.

It attempts to rationalise the dark side of the mankind. The plot deals with paranormal elements, psychic situations, blind faith on black magic and witchcraft. The stories somehow relate with the worship of Goddess Kali and the practise of Tantra in Bengal. This is the first time ever a paranormal sleuth will be seen in a Bengali film, who is also a real-life historical character named Krishananda Agambagish. He comes as a time traveler in all the stories. To add a little more thrill in the tory, the film also projected the notions of reincarnation.

Brilliant acting by a powerhouse cast Kamaleswar Mukherjee, Arpita Chatterjee, Paran Bandopadhyay, Rajesh Sharma, Suchandra Vaaniya, Rudraprasad Sengupta, Aryann Bhowmik, Gaurav Chakrabarty, Eshika Dey, Padmanabha Dasgupta , Bidipta Chakraborty, ,Daminee Basu ,Satrajit Sarkar ,Koushik Kar, Manobi Bandopadhay, Malobika Sen, Richa Sharma, Payel Deb, to name a few, is a must watch for cinema lovers.

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