"EBAR SHABOR" - a new movie! A thriller actually!!
But who is Shabor Dasgupta? To begin with what is the meaning of SHABOR? A bengali name which
ia not-so-common... In fact SHABOR mean the Hunter... as the Tagline of this movie says quite subtly -
"The Hunt is On..." Well I, personally 'am a hunter of good thrillers, edgy and crisp movies where I will not
be able to point out any loose ends, something which will impress me, will satiate my hunger for good thrillers...like Khamosh, A Wednesday, ek Hasina Thi, Johnny Gaddar or oldies like Thana Theke Aschhi (Uttam Kumar) and Chupi Chupi Asey (Tarun Kumar)...but alas, my hunt went on... my thirst heightened and then maybe abated...with one or two flicks which I luckily caught on DVD's here and abroad...but the hunt for a good Bengali / hindi thriller went on... especially a Bengali one since nothing worthwhile was churning out of tollywood in the last 3 - 4 yeaars in the name of thrillers!
They all had the same "Food Gone Bad" feel, which gave me nausea and headaches!
Before entering the auditorium, I should confess that I did not expect much from an unread Shabor Dasgupta thriller penned by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay. I went inside the theatre with a bit of trepidation along with a sense of joy for this film "EBAR SHABOR" directed by Arindam Sil.
But from the very first shot, and the title credits, with Bickram Ghosh's mind-boggling, dark, cruel, innovative, sometimes pounding and sometimes like a caress, different yet so perfect music made me sit up and take notice of this beautifully crafted, stylish and