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About Once Upon a Time in Calcutta

Runtime: 125 minutes

Language: Bengali

Genre: Drama

Ela, a bereaved mother, wants to leave the house of her husband and start an independent life of her own. She’s the daughter of a cabaret dancer, who once had an affair with the owner of an iconic theatre in Calcutta. Ela’s step-brother, Bubu lives alone in the now abandoned theatre. Unable to secure a bank loan to buy a house of her own, Ela uses her boss, owner of a ponzi-scheme to get what she wants. Soon, however, she realizes that she’s not the only scavenger in a city hungry for more.The film is inspired by true events.

Cast: Sreelekha Mitra, Shayak Roy, Bratya Basu, Arindam Ghosh, Satrajit Sarkar, Anirban Chakrabarti

Director: Aditya Vikram Sengupta