Teenkahon movie review - A Journey through Obsessive mind
Directed by debutant Bauddhayan Mukherji, Teenkahon (aka Three Obsessions) is a Bengali film that narrates three love stories set in different eras. All the stories are bound together by a single theme which is obsessive love.
Nabalok as Act One: Parichay (Boy Meets Girl) which is set in the rural Bengal era of 1940's with a haunting BGM deals with an obsession (or first love) of an eight year old boy narrated via flash back. And this is my pick of all as this kicks off an amazing journey.
Post Mortem as Act Two: Birauh (Boy Loses Girl) is a 1978 single room dram which is bit convoluted and the ending will leave you bit shocked and confused. This story is set against the backdrop of the devastating floods. Its an obsession about a lover and husband. It was bit of stretch to me as its full of dialogues and bit melodramatic.
Telephone as Act Three: Milan (Boy Gets Girl) is a 2013 modern day version of how obsession can take you over. Set in the backdrop of contemporary Kolkata, this has a thrilling touch with an unexpected twist!
Overall a fantastic debut from the director for giving such a refreshing mood, powerful Screenplay and a great visual experience. He was bestowed with the Aravindan Puraskaram for Best Debutant Director. So give it a try and its available on Prime.
And these are the words from the director Imtiaz Ali - BYGONE ERA OF SATYAJIT RAY AND RITWIK GHATAK CAN RETURN IF THERE ARE FILMS IN BENGALI LIKE TEENKAHON
Verdict - 3.5/5(Changing face of morality)