Audience to witness the behaviour of witnesses in Ek Phali Rodh

Kolkata, December 02, 2014 (Washington Bangla Radio): Recently the cast and crew of Atanu Ghosh’s latest directorial venture Ek Phali Rodh recently came together at a press conference and spoke about the different aspects of the film.

                       From left:  Tota,Jishu,Aparajita,Ritwik, Dhritiman Chatterjee and Atanu Ghosh

Atanu Ghosh,who has previously made highly acclaimed films like Angshumaner chobi and Rupkotha noi, is known for treating sensible issues in a very delicate way in his films. The basic premise of this film stands on the global phenomenon known as Bystander Effect , i.e. the phenomenon in which the greater the number of people present, the less likely people are to help a person in distress. When an emergency situation occurs, observers are more likely to take action if there are few or no other witnesses. 


A social scientist creates mock crisis in different parts of Kolkata to see how people react and measure the ray of light or humanism left in the city. But the very process plunges the lynchpins of this experiment into a crisis they were not prepared for. What results is a whirlpool effect sucking each character into the depth of the predicament and thus unveiling the fact that there is much more than what meets the eye.


For the first time actual CCTV footage from across the world have been used to make us understand the Bystander effect. In that respect, the film is a combination of fiction and non-fiction, a new genre altogether in Bengali films.


The film boasts of a stellar cast led by Dhritiman Chatterjee, Barun Chanda, Ritwik Charkaborty, Jisshu Sengupta, Tota Roychowdhury and Aparajita Ghosh Das.  
The film had its World Premiere in the Panorama Section of the Shanghai International Film Festival, 2014. The film is going to have its commercial release on 5th December.

Watch the trailer of ‘Ek Phali Rodh’, A film by Atanu Ghosh