Janala (Buddhadeb Dasgupta) Retrospective. Imagineindia 2018

Janala
Buddhadeb Dasgupta
India. 2009. 107 min

Childhood is the golden phase of man’s life. This movie essentially deals with the reminiscence and recollection of childhood memories. Bimal, a simple urban man plans to visit his school. On his visit, he finds out that the window pane where he used to sit around is broken, and the building was also dilapidated. He wanted to donate some funds but did not have the means to do so. So, without letting his would be wife know, he took some money and gave it to the school authority, to which his displeasure was rejected. Owing to his dishonesty, Meera gets split with Bimal. The movie projects about a man’s emotions surrounding his memory of his childhood.

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