Benche Thakar Gaan is set in an old age home where Paromita, a young gerontologist ends up leaving a lucrative career as a psychiatrist in the city. ln this home she faces her boss Dr. Partho Sinha, as strict disciplinarian, who has built this home for all those who can afford to live well but are not able to live either with their families or alone due to certain circumstances. According to Dr. Sinha, the inmates are here to spend the sunset years of their lies in peace, but Paromita feels otherwise; she believes there is still a lot to live for in the sunset years too. To Paromita, even the seniors have a right to enjoy, and peace can only come when the mind is happy.
An old age home is not where you are thrown out, it can be a home where new bonds can forged even in the later years of life. Benche Thakar Gaan or the song a life is a positive look at age, which to us is just a number, and it’s all in the mind.
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