The plot revolves around Saswata Chatterjee’s Indra Chakraborty caught in a foreboding game set by a mysterious family of lawyers in their mansion. Soon, Indra realises that there is no way out.
A still from the trailer.
Kamaleshwar Mukherjee’s Anusandhan rings happy news for fans of the crime-thriller genre. The trailer of the Bengali film that dropped in March this year promises edgy suspense and a plot somewhat along the lines of the Rumi Jaffery’s Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Chehre.
Indra Chakraborty played by the Kahaani actor Saswata Chatterjee, who describes himself in the trailer as a happily-married man for 11 years, is in Birmingham for a business trip during the auspicious occasion of Durga Puja. The night is stormy, and to top that he gets injured in a car accident. Luckily, he spots a palatial mansion at sight and seeks shelter in it. Little does he know that he would be greeted with an odd welcome. “No guests come here, and those who come, cannot be called guests,” says the mysterious Joydeep Mukherjee in his unnerving baritone. As members of the family are introduced, the going gets trickier.
Watch the trailer here.
What is Anusandhan’s plot?
Inspired by the writings of Edgar Wallace, Maupassant, and Friedrich Dürrenmatt, the story sets out in the mansion housing a family of lawyers. The members coax Indra to play a ‘game’ of a make-believe courtroom trial, where Indra plays the perpetrator, Churni Ganguly takes up the role of the judge, Binayak played by Riddhi Sen pretends to be a public prosecutor, Priyanka Sarkar feigns defense counsel while Mukherjee pretends to be the jailor.
Indra is taken aback by the strange welcome and the very demeanour of the family, but he brushes that aside, lightens ups and joins the game, falling right into the trap set for him. Is he a victim though or guilty?
“Wonderful, Let’s play!” smirks Indra, to which Churni Ganguly forewarns matter-of-factly “Mr. Indra, this could be a game, but not a child’s play.” And that takes the curiosity up high and leaves it there till the film releases.
Ashok Dhanuka and Himanshu Dhanuka have produced the film. Anupam Roy has composed the songs and Debasish Shome has composed the original music. Mukherjee, well-known for Meghe Dhaka Tara and Chander Pahar has also penned the screenplay and dialogues. Rabiranjan Maitra has edited the film.
When and where will Anusandhan release?
From the trailer, one can expect a dialogue-driven mystery high on drama. The film is most likely going for a theatrical release sometime in September. There has been no official announcement of the release date yet.