Nitish Roy's Tadanto - The Investigation: Bengali Film Backstory - Preview | Rahul-Priyanka, Rituparna Sengupta, Kaushik Sen

By J P Mandal, WBRINN -

Priyanka Sarkar

Kolkata, Feb 6 (Washington Bangla Radio) - Director Nitish Roy is all set to bring the Nisha crime-drama trilogy written by Gandharva Raja alive on the silver screen. The movie titled Tadanto (তদন্ত - The Investigation) stars Rituparna Sengupta in the lead with Kaushik Sen, real-life couple Rahul Arunoday Banerjee and Priyanka Sarkar, Kalyan Banerjee, Gautam Halder, Shubhasish Banerjee and Badshah Moitra in pivotal roles.

The plot of the movie goes like this:

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Abhi (Rahul) and Nisha (Priyanka) are college mates. While Nisha comes from a very aristocratic background, Abhi’s dad is a grocery shop owner. They fall in love ignoring the huge social difference they belong to.

Rituparna Sengupta
Rituparna Sengupta

Nisha’s father Kashinath (Biswajit Chakrabarty) becomes aware of Nisha’s love affair with Abhi and arrange Nisha’s marriage with Dr. Dinesh Chowdhury (Kausik Sen). Abhi tries hard to to stop her lover getting married to another guy but fails. Abhi is turned down and insulted by Kashinath and Nisha is married off to Dinesh.

Priyanka Sarkar and Kaushik Sen
Priyanka Sarkar and Kaushik Sen

But Nisha soon discovers Dinesh’s affair with Mona (Rituparna Sengupta). She wanted to reach out Abhi but fails as Abhi had moved to their ancestral village home.

A few years down the line things change gain as Abhi and Nisha accidentally meet at a party and the old passion in them is rekindled. On the other side Mona, after years, receives a telephone call from Dinesh. Mona had earlier fallen in love with Dinesh but Dinesh wanted nothing more than a physical relationship with her.

Now years later Mona half-heartedly expects Dinesh to have grown some feelings for her. When Mona meets Dinesh, she finds out that Dinesh just wants sex and nothing else.

Debshankar Halder and Badshah Moitra
Debshankar Halder and Badshah Moitra

Hours later Dinesh Chowdhury is found dead.

How Inspector Dasgupta (Debshankar Halder) solves the crime puzzle to apprehend the culprit forms the rest of the film.

The film will be narrated to the audience in a nonlinear manner as the time period will shift from past to present and vice versa.

Director Nitish Roy
Nitish Roy

Debaditya Dutta has written the screenplay and dialogues of the film. Rocket Mondal is the music director of the film which has the voices of singers Jojo, Saikat Mitra, Abhijit Bose, Sharmi, Rik and Olivia Chakrabarty. Kaushik Bandhopadhya has penned the lyrics of the film. Badal Sarkar takes the credit for cinematography. Amit Chatterjee and Anindita Nath Purkait are the art director and costume designer respectively. Arpita Pal Bose has choreographed the dance sequence. Malay Saha is the editor of the film.

Tadanto - New Bengali Movie Poster
Tadanto - New Bengali Movie Poster

Produced by Two Bay Venture films and presented by Shankar Basu and Tapendu Basu, the film will open on the official release date of Feb 26.