After several successful attempts of having displayed grim realities in the relationships and lifestyle today, the famous duo – Nandita Roy and Siboproshad Mukherjee – are back with another movie called Posto. Posto is the nickname, he who lives with his grandparents, played by Soumitra Chatterjee and Lily Chakraborty, in Shantiniketan.
The movie features a seven-year-old boy Posto and the sad situation where little posto’s parents, played by Mimi Chakraborty and Jisshu Sengupta, and grandparents avail for legal help in deciding the guardianship of Posto. Thereafter, the movie is a third party depiction of both the fairs and the flaws of the generation of our parents and grandparents and the sorry consequences that the younger generation needs to go through on the domestic front. As portrayed in the film, Posto is quite mischievous. The movie highlights some of his activities that arouse comical situations like he chases the goats and one of the goats calls out his name.
The direction is commendable though the flaws in cinematography are undeniable. The music is nothing special, only typical Anupam Roy and Anindya Chatterjee compositions to fit into the frame. The characters stand up to their given roles and the little details in their respective identities are worth admiring.
The court room scenes are of special delight. The movie is a representation of ideologies struggling to survive in a so called ‘progressive’ world.
Though the cons hinder the process of connecting with the movie, the free flow of emotions it harnesses is very thought provoking. It urges the parents to give quality time to their children. It’s a sheer delight and deserves plentiful accolades and a compulsory watch.
Ahendrila Goswami, Coordinator, Ex-Bishop Morrow School, Krishnagar
Inputs: Souvik Biswas, Class X, Good Shepherd School, Bagdogra, Darjeeling