Terrorist (Bengali, 2010) - Arin Paul: Trailer

Terrorist (2010, Bengali) - A film by Arin Paul - Trailer

TERRORIST is a short film by acclaimed Kolkata film-maker Arin Paul. The film is based on a story by Nabarun Bhattacharjee. Rajarshi Dey wrote the script and dialog for the film, and Arin Paul wrote the screenplay and, of course, directed the film.

Bengali Movie Terrorist - Arin Paul Tathagata Banerjee Actress Ratri Ghatak in Terrorist 
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Arin Paul, Tathagata Banerjee and Ratri Ghatak in Arin Paul's Terrorist

The Terrorist captures two days in the life of a regular, next-door guy, a representative of electronic, medical gadgets (particularly x-ray machines) whose livelihood depends on the number of orders he coxes to place in hospitals and medical centers in and around the city. It's a routine life made mundane with deals. But this is only from the outside. From the inside, this is the secret story of a man who is a schemer, a manipulator… a terrorist.

Kolkata Bengali Movie Terrorist Actor Tathagata Banerjee Bengali Film Terrorist - Actors Rana Basu Thakur and Sudip 
BoseBenali Movie Terrorist - Actor Rajarshi Dey
Tathagata Banerjee, Rana Basu Thakur, Sudip Bose and Rajorshi Dey

In one such ordinary deal-striking tour to another city, our protagonist carries with him the weight of a conspiracy. The mission – blasting off a building with a bomb. The setting – a dilapidated garage behind the victim's house. The target– a minister. The victim – his mistress. As per the plan of action, he stays at a hotel and maintains his regular work schedule but furtively carries out the procedure of a bomb blast. Like an ably trained terrorist, he has learnt his codes well. He meets the man who is to supply him with the bomb, carefully takes the object of obliteration and plants it in the garage.

Bengali Movie Terrorist -Abir ChatterjeeBengali Movie Terrorist - Rana Basu 
Abir Chatterjee and Rana Basu Thakur in Bengali Film TERRORIST

The next day, he meets his comrade in crime and hands over his cell phone to him. This fellow terrorist will dial a number from the phone at ten minutes past ten on the dot and ignite the bomb. The building will be set ablaze and two lives will be done away with in no time. While the protagonist waits for the fateful moment of his mission, he returns to his unsuspected customary life as a seller of x-ray machines. He is at a meeting at ten in the night, striking deals, waiting with baited breath for the resonance of explosion. It's ten past ten… the bomb is about to explode, but nothing happens. Nothing was meant to be!

Benali Movie Terrorist - Actor 
Rajarshi Dey and Rana Basu Thakur Benali Movie Terrorist - Nitya 
Rajarshi Dey, Rana Basu Thakur and Nitya Ganguly

Come to read the x-ray plate of protagonist's mind now… look into his thought process… you will see a conniver par excellence… who has given his dull life a twist and his dreary work a thrill. No, he is not an "ordinary" terrorist… but an out-of-the-ordinary master-plotter, who contrives a new plot in each of his tours. The mission – to add spice to his life with just a plot inspired from a Hollywood film he has seen. The setting – any darned city that he tours. The target- to kill the boredom in his work. The victim – well, none!

Benali Movie Terrorist in Sandhya Pratidin newspaper
Terrorist in Bikeler Pratidin newspaper


  •      Rana Basu Thakur as The Terrorist
  •      Nitya Ganguly as The Minister
  •      Ratri Ghatak as Air Hostess
  •      Tathagata Banerjee as Man 1
  •      Rajorshi Dey as Man 2
  •      Sudip Bose as The Purchase Officer
  •      Abir Chatterjee (Special Appearance)

  •      Story      : Nabarun Bhattacharjee
  •      Script & Dialogues   : Rajorshi Dey
  •      Music     : Drono Acharya
  •      Make Up    : Dipankar Chakraborty
  •      Editor      : Aravinda Dasgupta
  •      Cinematography    : Ashok Pramanik
  •      Sound Recordist   : Santosh Roy
  •      Screenplay & Direction  : Arin Paul
  •      Executive Producer & Costumes : Ananya Paul
  •      Associate Producer   : CREATIVA MOTION PICTURES
  •      Producer    : CINE MAGIX

  •      Language : Bengali
  •      Subtitles : English
  •      Duration : 26 minutes 42 seconds
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