STORY: Bansuri: The Flute
Bansuri the Flute: Madan (Ankan Mallick), a little youngster who lives with his mom and granddad, pledges to turn into a flute player like his missing dad Sadashiv (Anurag Kashyap) when his mom depicts him as an incredible performer.
Audit: Bansuri: The Flute
Inspired by Augusto’s honor winning Tamil play ‘Vanavillin Ambbu’, ‘Bansuri’ spins around an eight-year-old kid Madan who gets motivated by his companion David’s (Deepro Sen) abilities of playing the piano. Madan accepts that as David has an intrinsic ability for music like his own dad, he feels that he, as well, should likewise follow his dad’s strides. As Madan is on his street to find what abilities run in his family, his mom Sapna Mishra (Rituparna Sengupta) gives him a woodwind and persuade him that his dad Sadashiv is a major performer in Dubai who plays a similar instrument. This is the way he gets roused and attempts to Bansuri dominate like his father. However, imagine a scenario in which this is clearly false. Will Madan keep being energetic about his enthusiasm for woodwind or will he be frustrated in the wake of realizing reality frames the core of the story.
Essayist chief Hari Viswanath’s introduction Hindi component dramatization gives an account of a broke family utter straightforwardness. It is charming the manner in which the account advances as it gives us the brief looks at the connection between two neighborhood companions (Madan and David) and their longing to become artist very much like their Bansuri individual father’s. In any case, the last half spotlights on Sadashiv and his woodwind learning exercises so he can keep living the untruth Sapna has told their chilSTORY: Madan (Ankan Mallick), a young boy who lives with his mother and grandfather, vows to become a flutist like his absent father Sadashiv (Anurag Kashyap) when his mother describes him as a great musician.
REVIEW: Inspired by Augusto’s award-winning Tamil play ‘Vanavillin Ambbu’, ‘Bansuri’ revolves around an eight-year-old boy Madan who gets inspired by his friend David’s (Deepro Sen) skills of playing the piano. Madan believes that as David has an innate talent for music like his own father, he feels that he, too, must also follow his father’s footsteps. As Madan is on his road to discover what Bansuri talents run in his family, his mother Sapna Mishra (Rituparna Sengupta) gives him a flute and convince him that his father Sadashiv is a big musician in Dubai who plays the same instrument. This is how he gets inspired and tries to excel like his old man. But, what if all this is a lie? Will Madan continue being enthusiastic about his passion for flute or will he be disappointed after knowing the truth forms the crux of the story.
Writer-director Hari Viswanath’s debut Hindi feature drama presents a story of a fractured family with utter simplicity. It is intriguing the way the narrative progresses as it gives us the glimpses of the bond between two neighbourhood friends (Madan and David) and their desire to become musician just like their respective father’s. But the latter half focuses on Sadashiv and his flute-learning lessons so that he can continue living the lie Sapna has told their son. The story has ample elements to keep you engrossed but the pace of the screenplay is stagnant throughout which may tend to become a tedious watch for some viewers. Overall, the story is apt for a theatre setting but its transformation on the silver screen could have been much better to elevate it to another level.
Coming to the performances, Rituparna Sengupta outshines every other cast member in her role as a mother who wants her son to make something out of his life and a wife who is still hanging tight for her husband to return while being a dutiful daughter-in-law who lends support to her father-in-law (Masood Akhtar) and her son, Madan. Both the child artists—Ankan Mallick and Deepro Sen—deliver genuine performances and their acts are laced with innocence. Anurag Kashyap enters post interval, but he makes his presence felt. The rest of the cast has helped in pushing the narrative forward.
In a nutshell, ‘Bansuri’ has its heart at the right place, however, it fails to leave a lasting impact on the audience. Truth be told, even the sincere performances couldn’t cause us to hear the strains of the flute till far.d. The story has sufficient components to keep you immersed yet the speed of the screenplay is stale all through which may will in general turn into a drawn-out watch Bansuri for certain watchers. Generally, the story is well-suited for a performance center setting yet its change on the cinema might have been vastly improved to lift it to another level.
Going to the exhibitions, Rituparna Sengupta dominates each and every cast part in her job as a mother who needs her child to make something out of his life and a spouse who is as yet keeping things under control for her significant other to return while being a loyal girl in-law who loans backing to her dad in-law (Masood Akhtar) and her child, Madan. Both the youngster specialists—Ankan Mallick Bansuri and Deepro Sen—convey certifiable exhibitions and their demonstrations are bound with guiltlessness. Anurag Kashyap enters post span, yet he makes his essence felt. The remainder of the cast has helped in pushing the account forward.
More or less, ‘Bansuri’ has its heart at the correct spot, be that as it may, it neglects to leave an enduring effect on the crowd. Believe it or not, even the true exhibitions couldn’t make us hear the strains of the flute till far.