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Sahaj Pather Goppo (Colours of Innocence) is the movie adaptation of Bibhutibhusan Bandyopadhyay's Story 'Talnabami' which revolves around two young brothers-Gopal(Samiul Alam) and Chhotu(Nur Islam). Their lives take a dramatic turn when their father's van meets with an accident. It becomes difficult for their mother(Sneha Biswas) to even feed them, let alone send Gopal to school. Fearing the worst, Gopal ultimately starts thinking about how to earn money. Besides continuing the odd jobs like from cleaning neighbours' wells with Chotu,he starts selling plucked fruits in the local market to make more money. Meanwhile, a grand celebration gets planned in the Seth's household and rumors start to flow in the village that everyone would be invited. Chotu starts dreaming of eating the fancy dishes like Pulao, which he never even tasted. But being the mature one, Gopal tries to discourage him of such imaginations and plans to sell palmyras to the household that would help him pass through their financial crysis. What happens next is not unknown to the avid readers of the Bengali Literature.
Both Nur Islam and Samiul Alam did a brilliant job of playing the roles of two village-boys-Chhotu and Gopal respectively. Still Nur was everything sweet and innocent combined in one body and his pure smile and childish pranks won the heart of the viewers. Sneha was consistently believable in the role of eternal mother. It was nice to see veteran actress Sakuntala Barua in the role of Lokkhidida -the Madam of Seth's Household, whose gracious presence was accurately used to portray the character. Both the dream sequences were shot with a realistic touch, and the first one is bound to shock each and everyone in the audience. The landscape of village(shot in Berachapa locality), the rain scenes, the grasshopper on lotus scene is bound to remind you of the Oscar winner Ray Masterpiece 'Pather Panchali'. The sound of Muslim Prayer to the deity, commonly known as Aajaan, sets the mood of the movie in a pure tone since the inception and it continues to uphold its standards till the end credits. Directorial Debut of Manas Mukul Pal marks the babysteps of a Thoughtful Film maker.Art Directors Mridul Baidya and Saswati Karmakar alongwith the Music Director Chandradip Goswami takes us to the village far, far away-where mother nature whispers in our ears in her own language. This already National Award Winner Movie for best Child Artist Category deserves a 8/10. Bravo to the whole Team.
What is the film about?
The film based on Bibhuti Bhushan Bandyopadhyay's short story, the film focuses on different shades of children's innocence. When Gopal's father meets an accident, Gopal starts to find new ways to earn money with help of his younger brother Chottu. When an affluent family announces a grand feast and invites everyone in the village, Gopal starts to think about making money while Chottu fancies Polao, a dish he has never tasted before.
What should be the expectation
The movie has already grabbed the attention of the critics and generated amazing responses in several film fests. This film made its entry to Mumbai Film Festival 2016 in two categories and is selected for Indian Panorama section of International Film Festival of India 2016. It is also one of the two movies from India that are competing in the international section of International Film Festival of India. The film won the National Film Award (Rajat Kamal) in India (2016) in the best child actor category. Therefore, the movie goers can expect quality content, a soulful story coupled with great performance.