The Film

Ranita is a woman past her forties, grappling with the duality of existence and independence. Her daughter and son-in- law have recently had a child together, going by the name of Rahul. Initially, she was appointed as caretaker for the child, but as time passed, Ranita was accused of being two-oldfashioned to take care of a child in the modern day and age. Feeling belittled, Ranita leaves the confines of her daughter and goes out in search of her identity, and to become the independent woman she always felt she was.

A senior and well wisher of hers, Parama, tells her to try out In-Vitro Fertilization as a solution. The idea strikes her as being a good one. Her search for a competent doctor to carry out the medical procedure leads her to Dr. Subhankar Basu. Will Dr.Basu be successful in carrying out the In-Vitro Fertilization? Will Ranita find her peace and independence in her soon-to- be-born child? How will her relatives, friends and society at large react to her attempt at liberation? How will this quest for independence go? To find out, watch Abar Ekla Cholo on 12th June at 9 PM, only on Zee Bangla Cinema.

The Director

Abhijit Guha and Sudeshna Roy have been working together as a unit for the last 20 years. The duo started their audio visual career on television and then moved onto films. Their first film Shudhu Tumi (Only You) was a commercial mainstream film. But, the second Teen Yaari Kawtha (Tale of Three Friends) was a take on modern young men of the subaltern classes and their approach to life in this transitional day and age. Since then, Abhijit and Sudeshna have specialized in exploring new subjects and genres. They were one of the pioneers in the urban film genre in Kolkata. Both believe in cinema that appeals to the heart and head. They take on subjects that are varied, and their treatment of each film has a unique appeal. “Cinema should speak its own language and communicate with a larger audience.” That is why the duo makes films that have layers and sub text interwoven with a good dose of entertainment. So far the duo has 8 releases to their credit. Abar Ekla Cholo is their fifth release with Zee Bangla Cinema Originals after the superhits Akash Choan, Ebhabeo Phire Asha Jay, Ekla Cholo & the laughing riot - Jodi Bolo Hyan.

Their film teen Yaari Katha, traveled to several festivals within and outside the country.

Films released: Shudhu Tumi, Cross Connection, Prem By Chance, Teen Yaari Katha, Baapi Baari Jaa, Biye Not Out, Jodi Love Dilena Praane (In Search Of Love), Hercules, Cross Connection 2, Bitnoon, Ekla Cholo, Jodi Bolo Hyan, Ebhabeo Phire Asha Jay, Akash Choan.



June Malia, Sayani Ghosh, Kaushik Sen,Indrajeet


Director – Sudeshna Roy & Abhijit Guha
Screenplay – Padmanabha Dasgupta
DOP – Prabhatendu Mondal
Editor – Sujoy Dutta Roy