Sharon Dutta's THANA THEKE ASCHI (2010)

Sharon Dutt Thana Theke Aschi | Kolkata TubeSharon Dutta is the name of a male Kolkata Bengali movie maker. Some older reports suggest his name previously may have been spelt "Saran Dutta".

Sharon Dutta was pretty well-known for his advertising spots before he moved to directing full length feature films. His first Bengali movie was the 2005 horror film Raat Barota Panch (12:05 in the night) starring Paran Bandyopadhyay, Ananya Chatterjee, Anjana Bose, Aparajita Ghosh Das, Ashok Chakraborty, Ipshita Bakshi, Kanchan Mullick, Sagnik Chattopadhyay, Shantilal Mukhopadhyay and others. The music director for 12:05 is the famed alternative new-modern Bengali songwriter-singer Shilajit.

After the horror film, Sharon went on to make Shikar (2006) starring Koel Mullick and Amitabha Bhattacharya in lead roles, with June Malia, Sagnik Chattopadhyay, Shantilal Mukherjee, Rajesh Sharma, Kanchan Mullick and others also in the cast.

Sharon Dutta's next Bengali movie THANA THEKE ASCHI is scheduled for a 2010 release. Complete cast and crew details from official facebook page:

Morpheus Media Ventures Pvt. Ltd. presents
a film by Sharon Dutta

Starring: Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Pauli Dam, Rudranil Ghosh, Dulal Lahiri and more
Story: Ajit Gangopadhyay
Script & Direction: Sharon Dutta
Music: Jeet Ganguly
Cinematographer: Soumik Halder
Editor: Sanjib Dutta
Art Director: Indraneil Ghosh
Produced by Ajay Jhunjhunwala

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Thana Theke Aschi 1965 Uttam Kumar Madhabi MukherjeeThe 1965 classic Thana Theke Aschi was directed by Hiren Nag and starred Uttam Kumar, Madhabi Mukherjee, Dilip Mukherjee, Chhaya Devi, Kamal Mitra, Anjana Bhowmick and others, with music by Timir Baran. You can buy the Bengali movie DVD here >


A spellbinding and bone chilling thriller, Thana Theke Aaschi will leave you gobsmacked. The film is truly gripping and exhibits some excellent acting. The film manages to evoke dread, excitement and shock – in short, it plays fast and loose with your emotions and manages to keep you engaged till the end, when you realize that it was, thankfully, only a film!

Saron Datta, the Director, has ensured that the film is emotionally eloquent. Sandhya Mondal (Pauli Dam) stirs up profound emotions without uttering words. Both Saron and Pauli have slogged hard so that silence may speak volumes.

It’s a yet another brilliant piece of work by Sabyasachi Chakraborty. As the Police Sub Inspector Tinkori Haldar, Sabyasachi evinces once again, that whatever the cards he may be dealt, he always has an ace up his sleeve. His demeanor and mien entirely befit the role he has taken up in this film.

Thana Theke Aaschi has scores of tantalizing moments that create the goosebumps they intended to create. Unlike some other modern run-of-the-mill song-and-dance releases that rather insult the intellect of the spectator than edify or entertain, this film is positively enlightening as it underscores the deeper significance of things. It indicates that behind the deceptive veil of glamour and headiness, life has a deeper meaning. The human mind is conditioned by one’s actions and the environment. Thana Theke Aaschi is a journey of the inner conscience, the voice that speaks within us all the time, the sense of right and wrong that is the bulwark of our characters. Though we may cloak our deep-seated conscience in fine clothes, words and manners, it will reveal itself ultimately through apocalyptic events with far-reaching consequences.

The film does have an element of horror. Not only do some of the scenes send shivers down the spine and make hearts leap into mouths, they also tend to linger in the memory long after they have passed. This is because they are graphic, vivid, and realistically represented and especially because they catch you by surprise. Just as you begin to think that the story is settling into a likeable straitjacket, a new and sudden turn, generally for the worse, will wrench you out of your sense of security.

The Music Director, Jeet Ganguly has added yet another feather in his cap. His original, poignant and thought-provoking scores and melodies have transformed Thana Theke Aaschi into a dramatic and heart-stopping rendition.

After Shikar and Raat Barota Paanch, both of which were hair raising films and displayed Saron Datta’s forte for cliffhangers, Thana Theke Aaschi can definitely be hailed as a sort of culmination in Datta’s three-film career.

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