Film Preview: URO CHITHI (Bengali, 2011) - A Man's Quest for Inner Self: Trailer, Poster, Cast-Crew-Synopsis

By Supratim Sanyal

Urochithi (Bengali, 2011) Trailer - Sohor Audio Song Promo

Calcutta, Aug 3, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) It has been announced that Bengali film Urochithi will open in theaters in India on August 12, 2011. The film is produced by Manu Malhotra and Ajoy Bakliwal under the banner of Phoenix Cinemas, and directed by Kamaleswar Mukherjee (interview), who famously wrote the story of the film Natobar Not Out (Bengali, 2011) directed by Amit Sen (interview).

UROCHITHI Bengali Movie Poster
Uro Chithi Tollywood Kolkata Bengali Movie Poster

Uro Chiti stars Anjan Dutta (interview), Rachita Chauhan (Bhattacharya) (interview), Locket Chatterjee (interview), Sreelekha Mitra (interview), Bishwanath Basu, Rajatava Dutta, Rudranil Ghosh (interview), Indraneil Sengupta (interview), Reshmi Ghosh (interview), Sudipta Chakraborty, Biswajit, Tanushree, Debapratim, Sashwata, Kaushik and others.

Music is by Debojyoti Mishra (interview) and the film songs are performed by singers including Shreya Ghoshal, Monali Thakur, Rupam Islam, Shilpa Rao and Aninda Chatterjee.

The title of the film is a poetic phrase - it is about text messaging (SMS) on cell phones. The owner starts deleting obsolete text messages from his phone - each associated with a story of it's own (there are around a dozen of these little stories in the film) which together add up to around one year of the owner's life. The protagonist works an Indian IT outsourcing shop, and the film also dwells on the effects of  current global economic woes on such workers.

Locket Chatterjee plays Sudha, wife of Bishwanath Basu's character. Sreelekha Mitra plays Raka, wife of Indraneil's charater who has an extra-marital affair with a girl played by Tanushree.

The official summary of Urochithi reads, "A young techie awakens from a drunken stupor on a lonely resort and realizes that his mobile mailbox is full. As he begins to delete the messages of the year gone by, he gradually embarks upon a journey of self-discovery. It has been a year fraught with conflicts and tensions, love and lust, career setbacks. A year that saw all his relationships crumble along with the economy as a global recession rocks his little world. Set in an urban milieu, against a backdrop of industrial slow-downs and changing social fabric, Urochithi is one man’s quest for his inner self as he battles the adversities of life. A quest that transcends time and space to emerge as a universal query for an increasingly materialistic generation."

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