Bhooter Bhobishyot: The future of the Past
The grand old mansions of Calcutta are being razed to the ground to make way for swank condominiums, malls and multiplexes. Some of these dilapidated ‘disputed’ buildings were haunted by ghost who had taken shelter over centuries. They were evicted and are homeless today. There is no ‘rehabilitation pakage’ on offer. Politicians, media, intellectuals, civic-society – no one gives a damn. after all, ghost can’t vote.
Chowdhuribari is one such heritage property which is rented out for film shoots to facilitate its maintenance. A heroine faints during a shooting, allegedly sighting a ghost in a mirrior. A filmmaker on a reconnaissance trip to the building gets to hear of a spooky story revolving around the house. But is it just a tall tale or is there a twist in the ‘tail’?
Song & dance, drama, romance, action and even an item number, Bhooter Bhobishyot has all the Filmi Masala and more – some food for thought.