Aditya Vikram Sengupta

  • Aditya Vikram Sengupta – Once Upon a Time in Calcutta (2021)

    Follows the life of a bereaved mother trying to desperately find a new identity, love and independence.Read More »

  • Aditya Vikram Sengupta – Asha Jaoar Majhe AKA Labour of Love (2014)


    There’s very little in common between Asha Jaoar Majhe and In The Mood For Love, but somehow Aditya Vikram Sengupta’s debut feature reminded me a lot of Wong Kar Wai’s classic romance. Perhaps it’s to do with the abiding images of the two protagonists walking/cycling along narrow city alleys with little spoken yet a lot communicated through music; just the plaintive shehnai music in the background here, and the aching melancholy of Yumeji’s theme there. Like In The Mood For Love, Asha Jaoar Majhe is a quiet, almost silent film, yet each of its frames is resonant with unspoken feelings. Can you tell a story with just everyday images and situational sounds? Sengupta does it seamlessly.Read More »

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