Tope / The Bait

(Bengali/88mins/2016) | Dir. Buddhadeb Dasgupta

20-May-2017 | 04:15 PM | The Stein Auditorium

Synopsis: Munni, a young girl who wanders the countryside performing circus tricks with her parents; Goja, a postman who, fed up with his life, takes up residence in a tree and communes with his new primate neighbours; Raja, a man of regal origins who lives in the glory of his past and ignores the outlook for his future. In hopes of wooing his mistress, and impressing a crew of documentary filmmakers, Raja sets out to hunt a tiger. As the film shifts among the three stories, it takes an elliptical approach to the question of what or who is the bait.

Cast: Sudipto Chatterjee, Paoli Dam, Kajal Kumari, Ananya Chatterjee, Chandan Roy Sanyal

Production: Ava Film Productions Pvt. Ltd., Pawan Kanodia

Screenplay: Buddhadeb Dasgupta

Cinematography: Asim Bose

Editing: Amitava Dasgupta

Music: Alokananda Dasgupta


Festivals: Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival (2016), BFI London International Film Festival, Official Selection – MAMI (2016)

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