Ebhabei Golpo Hok: A film whose stories are at crossroads

The 2021 Dada Saheb Phalke award- winning film Ebhabei Golpo Hok is streaming on KLIKK now. It’s a story of a film director Avijit Mukherjee (played by Joy Sengupta), whose last three films were box-office flops, and now he wants to make a film adapted from a novel named Ekti Asamapta Golpo (an incomplete story) written by Sidhhartha Banerjee (played by Ananda Choudhuri).

He calls an executive producer Anjan (played by Shantilal Mukherjee) to listen to the narrative of the story. The EP has a few reservations.

Will the audience accept a love story from a director renowned for thrillers, adventures and action-packed movies? The director starts narrating the story and as it progresses, the EP, to his surprise, learns that the story has no ending! Given an unfinished novel, the director requests the EP to trace the writer and arrange for the rest of the story. Who is the writer of the story? Is it an autobiography? What will be the end of the story? Will the director be able to make the film? Life often doesn’t meander to logical conclusions and the stories are at inexplicable crossroads. The movie is about this story.

The story throws up some significant thoughts of the author. He narrates, “In our common everyday life, we often find someone very special, who you cannot equate with others. There will be gaps that can never be filled. They shall be there within me. There are some stories that will never end. Some stories keep on moving towards another day. So let’s start the story from here. So today, Ebhabei Golpo Hok.”

The film, directed by Rohan Sen, has stellar performances by Shantilal Mukherjee, Joy Sengupta, Saswati Guhathakurta, the late Mrinal Mukherjee, Ananda Choudhuri, Bibriti Chatterjee and Rupanjana Mitra.


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