Once Upon a Time in Calcutta

Duration: 129 mins

Country: India

Language: Bengali

Sub Title: Yes

Genre: Drama

After the loss of her only daughter, Ela, a former actress, not only loses her identity as a mother, but also the only reason to be with her husband. While trying to find a new identity for herself, she tries to reignite her relationship with an old lover who suddenly resurfaces in her life. Desperate to move out of her husband’s house and buy a place of her own, Ela confronts her step-brother to claim her half of the share in their ancestral property. But he refuses to comply as he lives with a deep-seated resentment for Ela’s mother. When even the banks refuse to give her a loan, Ela eventually succumbs to the lascivious overtures of her boss, who runs a real-estate business through a ponzi scheme. Their lives finally culminate when the crimes of Ela’s boss are discovered leading to Ela losing her new-found identity, love and independence all at once. The film unveils the interconnected lives of people struggling to live in a city that is experiencing the
aftermath of a communist regime.


Director: Aditya Vikram Sengupta
Sreelekha Mitra, Satrajit Sarkar, Arindam Ghosh, Shayak Roy, Bratya Basu