If you considered ‘Kahaani’ to be a fluke, director Sujoy Ghosh will prove you wrong as the director returns at what he does best- telling a mysterious tale with the most unpredictable ending!
His new short film ‘Ahalya’ is a delightful rendition of the Hindu-epic Ramayana’s key character 'Ahalya', with new twists and turns.
Perhaps the one good thing about making a short film is that the director can make use of his imagination to the fullest, as long as it looks convincing; and that is where Ghosh nails it! He weaves the story, its characters and the theme of the movie in mere 14 minutes and manages to leave you speechless as the movie comes to an end!
The editing is crisp and brilliant, thanks to editors Namrata Rao and Shruti Bora. The background music by Naruban Ghosh accompanies the film, and sets the mood of every scene, perfectly!
Coming to the performances, Soumitra Chatterjee as Goutam Sadhu is brilliant; who changes his expressions as quick as a chameleon changes its color!
Radhika Apte looks gorgeous and manages to grab all the eyeballs every time she is on-screen, and plays the mysterious seductress with such grace and shining eyes.
Tata Roy Chowdhury manages to hold his own stand with a powerful and restrained performance.
Overall, the movie will keep you glued till the very end and we give it thunderous Claps!