Sound : Anup Mukherjee
This Film is about a city-Poet who wants to map his lost human soul.
The protagonist of this film is a poet who though revolutionary in
spirit, has to compromise with the wrongs in the society. His
perturbed soul could not tolerate it much longer however. It possessed
his body to govern his actions. Ectoplasm can give a spirit form, but
can it make it humane? That was a question that the poet's late wife
could never answer. While she had been alive, she was a mere
love-interest of her husband!
The poet's daughter is quite unlike both her parents. How can she defy
this patriarchal society? The story of this film is all about the
search of the soul to find the correct rhythm of life.
Not a poem, not a folk-lore, not a social drama, what is the true
genre of this film ? The individual search finds a universal
resonance in the language of this film.
FORMS:Experimental, Narrative Fiction, Feature
GENRES:Alternative, Drama, Microcinema, Religious, Underground, Nature, Fantasy, Independent, Post Modern, Environmental, Mockumentary, Urban, Reality, Silent Film, Supernatural, Art, Spiritual, Personal Narrative, Social Issue, Mystery
NICHES:Asian, Third World, Women
Synopsis (long):“Ek Paye Royecho Dariye”
The protagonist poet is stripped of his saffron shirt, red hat and green pants.
Are these clothes very important?
The man wears his clothes and enters the poet’s house. Both the daughter and his wife cannot make any difference between the man who enters the poet and the poet himself. . Who is this man? The poet has looked for him all over India.
Poet Sengupta was doing fine as the head clerk of a government office. He is also a renowned poet. However the honor of being a poet comes with the price of selling his integrity and sense of morality which he is willing to pay. But his soul protests against this. That is when the poet sees a man meditating, while balancing himself on one leg.
Before that, he hears his friend Sanatan speaking of the politics of murder, rape and corruption, which is quite the order of the day and which the poet considers to be quite fair. But ever since he sees the man meditating, he forgets how to write poems.
Why can’t he write a line? Why is he always reminded of his mother being raped when he was very young? Why is his childhood lover questioning his feelings about love? Is the poet a naked sage?
An ascetic woman says that the man the poet sees is none but his own soul. It was at this time that the poet meets with misfortunes in his personal life. His wife gets killed in a terrorist attack and his daughter is abused brutally by his own friend. Darkness rules his life and he cannot not win over it. It is hard to decipher the rhythm of life when the heart is in misery. He suffers immeasurably, unable to cope with the grim realities of his life.
The red hat that the poet wore signifies the red womb. His saffron shirt signifies the departure of the child’s body from the mother’s womb. And the green pants can be compared to the act of standing one legged on the green earth. But the poet’s soul can not stand one-legged in that attire.
People considers him as an intruder and tortures him. His politician friend recognizes him and frees him from his agony. It is as if hope can still be pinned upon the politicians to free the society from its many ills. Sanatan’s daughter reminds the poet that to lead an upright and honest life isn’t an easy thing to do. It is necessary for a poet to have
a free mind in order write poems. The poet’s daughter is also promised her desired freedom of mind by the green nature who has been standing upright all along.