MoviesBengali Movies

Baranda Review

U/A Drama 2 hrs 12 mins Dec 8, 2017
Bearable
2.5

Critics

2.5

Users

--

Baranda Review & Rating

Based on Moti Nandi's novel 'Baranda', the film revolves around Giri AKA Girijapati Biswas (Bratya Basu), who is sitting in the corridor of a small house in North Kolkata and talking about his life. He lost his legs 15 years ago in an accident. He stays with Ranu, who wears vermilion but is not married to Giri.Based on Moti Nandi's novel 'Baranda', the film revolves around Giri AKA Girijapati Biswas (Bratya Basu), who is sitting in the corridor of a small house in North Kolkata and talking about his life. He lost his legs 15 years ago in an accident. He stays with Ranu, who wears vermilion but is not married to Giri.

Rating 2.5 from  anandabazar

Based on Moti Nandi's novel 'Baranda', the film revolves around Giri AKA Girijapati Biswas (Braty...

Read On anandabazar >

Moti Nandi’s novels have been translated into films quite a few times. The author’s gritty tales of struggling athletes have generally been well received by the Bengali audience. However, it was an uphill task to make a film on his intense works on human relationships like Baranda. Despite Reshmi Mitra's effort, the end product is a two-hour-12-minute film that verges on boredom.

Baranda is a story of a forlorn man, Girijapati Biswas (Bratya Basu). It is not a story that is driven by its plot. It is a gradual revelation of human relationships and its intricacies. Not impeccably honest, Girija become housebound after he met with a massive accident that almost makes him a cripple. His solitude turns him irritable and cynical, as he sits at his balcony watching the world go by. Runu (Rituparna Sengupta), Girija’s wife, is now the sole bread-earner for her family. She deals with her husband's irritability in her own way and most of the time she gives him some solace and company while sitting with him at the balcony. However, the film makes it evident that their conjugal life is strained. Meanwhile, Girija’s distant cousin, Ambar (Shaheb Bhattacharjee) — a footballer — starts living in their house as a paying guest and Runu finds a new man in her life. Girija can smell their intimacy but keeps mum. Instead, he indulges and nurtures grim ideas, suspicions and insecurity in his head. Moti Nandi’s novels have been translated into films quite a few times. The author’s gritty tales of struggling athletes have generally been well received by the Bengali audience. However, it was an uphill task to make a film on his intense works on human relationships like Baranda. Despite Reshmi Mitra's effort, the end product is a two-hour-12-minute film that verges on boredom.

Baranda is a story of a forlorn man, Girijapati Biswas (Bratya Basu). It is not a story that is driven by its plot. It is a gradual revelation of human relationships and its intricacies. Not impeccably honest, Girija become housebound after he met with a massive accident that almost makes him a cripple. His solitude turns him irritable and cynical, as he sits at his balcony watching the world go by. Runu (Rituparna Sengupta), Girija’s wife, is now the sole bread-earner for her family. She deals with her husband's irritability in her own way and most of the time she gives him some solace and company while sitting with him at the balcony. However, the film makes it evident that their conjugal life is strained. Meanwhile, Girija’s distant cousin, Ambar (Shaheb Bhattacharjee) — a footballer — starts living in their house as a paying guest and Runu finds a new man in her life. Girija can smell their intimacy but keeps mum. Instead, he indulges and nurtures grim ideas, suspicions and insecurity in his head. 

Rating 2.5 from  indiatimes

The actors put up a valiant fight with their performances to salvage the sloppy script. To make G...

Read On indiatimes >

Baranda Critic Reviews

Baranda User Reviews

Be the first to review this movie.

Bearable
2.5

Critics

2.5

Users

--

Baranda Live Updates & Public Talk

Watch this space for Baranda Public Talk

Baranda Preview

Watch this space for Baranda Preview