Beline (2024) Bengali Movie Review: Samik Roy Choudhury’s Top-Notch Storytelling

Samik Roy Choudhury's directorial thriller, Beline, starring Paran Bandyopadhyay, Sreya Bhattacharya, Tathagata Mukherjee, Sayan Ghosh, and Apratim Chatterjee, was released in theatres on 29th March 2024.

The story revolves around an elderly man (Paran Bandyopadhyay) who mostly enjoys his solitude in the twilight years of his life. He considers his bathroom his 'thinking room' and instructs the maid to clean it meticulously. Disturbed by his malfunctioning TV, he calls a TV mechanic who refuses to fix it, citing that it is an old Sony TV purchased in 1999.

While searching for a repair shop for his TV, a young man, upon hearing his story, assures him of sending his own unused TV so that he can continue to enjoy his shows. The elderly man receives the TV and begins watching a TV serial on it.

One day, he receives a call on his landline from a wrong number, and the caller forgets to disconnect the call, allowing the elderly man to overhear the conversations between a couple on the other end. To find out what happens next, watch Beline in theatres near you.

Samik Roy Choudhury's storytelling will leave you stunned after an hour and a half. The story and screenplay, written by director Samik Roy Chowdhury, will keep you engaged throughout the film. Each scene has been executed with utmost care, and some scenes will impress you like never before and there is a twist in the end.

The opening scene, where the TV screen appears to encompass the four walls and the floor of the room before everything turns dark, is particularly eye-catching. Additionally, the scene where Sreya Bhattacharya attends to her physical needs is brilliantly presented.

Paran Bandyopadhyay delivers one of his career-best performances in this film. This is not the kind of role he often receives in his career, but he demonstrates his brilliance in portraying such a challenging character.

Sreya Bhattacharya delivers her career-best performance in this film. She has previously appeared in projects like Chemistry Mashi, Amriter Sandhane-The Banaras Chapter, Eken Babu 6, and Dugdugi, but her character in Beline was the most challenging one, and she portrayed it with utmost perfection.

Tathagata Mukherjee is satisfactory in his role as a possessive and abusive husband. Sayan Ghosh and Apratim Chatterjee are also decent in their respective cameos. Tamal Kanti Halder's music composition and Ayan & Abhik's sound design and mixing are other positive aspects of this film. Sanglap Bhowmik impresses with brilliant editing, while Supriyo Dutta makes a decent contribution to cinematography.

Beline (2024) Bengali Movie Poster

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