Directed by Tathagata Bhattacharya, the film tells the story of a joint family and its disintegration
Last Updated: 06.24 PM, Dec 16, 2022
The 28th Kolkata International Film Festival has just begun and the city’s cinema lovers are queueing up around the Nandan-Rabindra Sadan area to watch films from all over the world. The festival kickstarted on December 15 at Netaji Indore Stadium, where luminaries, including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Jaya Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Arijit Singh, Sourav Ganguly, Kumar Shanu, Shatrughna Sinha, and others were present. The festival will showcase 183 films from 42 countries. The theme is 'Meet the World at the World of Cinema.'
This time, the film Akorik, starring Victor Banerjee and Rituparna Sengupta, will be shown at KIFF. Directed by Tathagata Bhattacharya, the film tells the story of a joint family and its disintegration. The film will be shown at 6.30 pm on December 17 in Rabindra Sadan and at 5 pm on December 21 in Nazrul Tirtha 2.
Victor Banerjee is making his comeback to the Bengali industry with this film after a long hiatus. Rituparna plays the role of a single mother. Anuradha Roy, Angana Basu, Sudeshna Chakraborty, Supratim Roy, Jayasree Adhikary, Anindya Sarkar, Abhishek Ganguly, Swapnadip Adhikary, and Ankan Mallik are also part of the film.
An old man of about 75 years of age grew up in a traditional joint family. On the other hand, a boy of age 10 is brought up by his single mother. The story is about the friendship between these two, coming from opposite backgrounds. Ashok Parikh and Dipak Parikh produced the film.