Amitava Sarkar looks at the mirror, hesitates for a second and murmurs, "Joyita." His wife, sitting next to him, shivers, and looks uncomfortable.
Dr Nilabho Roy quietly observes the moment and gets curious.
This is a scene from the Indian Bangla film, "Sraboner Dhara," directed by Abhijit Guha and Sudeshna Roy. Just like the doctor character in the scene, I too became curious to know what happens afterwards.
Watch the trailer for "Sraboner Dhara" here
As the story unfolded, the film left me mesmerised and emotional.
While watching "Sraboner Dhara,"I was moved by the story and the brilliant performances by both eminent and emerging actors. Story of the film revolves around renowned doctor Nilabha Roy (Parambrata Chatterjee).
Dr Nilabha is struggling to balance everything in his personal life.
As an ambitious and honest doctor, he is always occupied, spending little time with his wife and parents.
An Alzheimer's patient, Professor Amitava Sarkar (Soumitra Chatterjee), and his wife, Subha Sarkar (Gargee Roychowdhury), remind Dr Nilabha the importance of love and relationships in life.
However, the simple story of the film takes interesting turns and has climax which will keep the audience engaged throughout the film.
The audience can feel the journey of each character and the script has different sub-plots. Even the supporting characters have their own stories to tell.
The film also shows how corporate minded hospitals rip off their patients and ethical doctors remain helpless.
Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee never fails to play any character with utter perfection. He is flawless as Professor Amitava in "Sraboner Dhara". As an Alzheimer's patient, Amitava feels like a character taken from real life.
The scenes between him and Gargee Roychowdhury as husband and wife will give you hope and make you want to fall in love again.
Soumitra's recitation definitely sets the mood for romance in the last scene.
Parambrata also has done a very good job in the film. Basabdatta Chatterjee delivers authentic performance as Prithia Roy. Prithia makes her husband, Dr Nilabha, empathic towards others. At the same time, she is an independent woman who has the courage to face the world alone.
Padmanabha Dasgupta penned the film's script based on Dr Subhendu Sen's short story, "Between Raindrops."
Costume designs in "Sraboner Dhara" are remarkable. Especially Prithia and Subha Sarkar's outfits are simple, yet very elegant.
The film was released in theatres on February 7 and is now available for streaming on Hoichoi. Duration of the film is 108 minutes.