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New Bengali Film Ajana Batas Review; Some Mystical Winds are Better Left Unexplored

Director (Late) Anjan Das whose films like Bedeni, Banshiwala, Achin Pakhi, Iti Srikanta were mainly based on literature, have often been tagged as poetic and lyrical. A point worth noting is that of all his films three are based on the stories by eminent poet Joy Goswami. His last film Ajana Batas released recently. Let’s see how much poetic and lyrical this film is and whether it lived up to the mark set up by the other films of the director.

Ajana Batas is the story of a girl Deepa who hails from a small town. She lives in Kolkata and works as a copywriter in an ad agency based in Kolkata. Time passes by and she realizes that she is unable to communicate with the people around her. Problem becomes even critical when she tries to say something and a mysterious breeze simple takes away her words. She continues with her struggle to communicate her lost thoughts to others, but in vain. Can Deepa overcome this state? Is she again able to communicate her thoughts to the others?

Director (Late) Anjan Das’ last film Ajana Batas walks on the lines of being a poetic film so much that it rejects the steers far from reality. The narrative structure is not rhythmical as one would have accepted from such a poetic film. Based again on the writing by Joy Goswami, reality is at the back foot with poetic expressions getting more prominence. For example, the mystic wind which makes her unable to communicate may sound good for a poem but in reality, the audiences will have a hard time relating with it. Chances are audiences will be relating her state with that of a psychological disorder like schizophrenia. Leave aside the audiences- even the characters in the film consider her and her uncle to be mentally unstable due to their belief in the mystical wind.

The director’s earlier films like Achin Pakhi, Bedeni and his last film Ajana Batas all suffer from the same problem- lack of pace. This drags the film at times and tends to get boring. Ajana Batas lacks energy too. Everyone walks, talks, but only because they are asked to. I hardly could find any life in the characters.

Acting by the cast lacks chemistry. Everyone is acting alone. There is hardly any link between them. Paoli is average and nothing exceptional. Shankar Chakraborty as her uncle or Vikram as her boyfriend also do not add much to the acting department. Kaushik Sen again shines in this film as the renowned poet.

Ajana Batas did not touch me. With due respect to the late director, (whose other films did struck a chord in my heart) Ajana Batas can be left alone. Not all mystical winds are to be known..

Sholoana Bangaliana Rating- 2/5

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Interview: Actress Paoli Dam on Upcoming Bengali Film ‘Ajana Batash’; “The film’s success would be a Fitting Tribute to the Late Director”, says Paoli


A press conference was organized for director late Anjan Das’ last directed film Ajana Batas at Hotel Hindusthan International recently. Paoli Dam, Vikram Chatterjee and Chandradeep Das (son of late Anjan Das) were present to address the media and interact with them. Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent engaged actress Paoli Dam in a candid chat about her experience of working in this film.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana- Tell us something about the character that you play in the film Ajan Batas….

Paoli Dam– I play the role of Deepa who works in an advertising firm. She is just like the other girls that you will be seeing everyday around in your locality. She suffers from loneliness. This is very topical an issue among individuals residing in the cities. They work like a machine and when they go back home, they often suffer from loneliness. They often do not have someone to talk and share their inner feelings with. The same is the case with Deepa. The subject is difficult but Anjan da has portrayed it beautifully in the film. A director of his caliber could only do justice to such topics.

Ajana Batas for you is…??

For me Ajana Batas is a very poetic and lyrical film. This is the kind of film which was liked by Anjan da. Joy Goswami’s writings were appreciated by Anjan da so much that he had made two films (Saaj Batir Rupkotha and Jara Bristite Bhijechilo) before. This film is also made on a writing of Joy Goswami. It is a very beautiful film.


You have worked with Anjan Das before too. What was the experience like?

Yes, I have worked with Anjan da before in Banshiwala in 2010. He was a great person to actually work with. I simply cannot believe even now that he is no more with us. The director is the captain of the ship and when we are on the verge of this film’s release, he is not with us. This is a huge loss. When we were shooting the film way back in 2013, Anjan da was very sick. He used to worry whether the film will ever be released. The best thing is the film is releasing and this is the best tribute that we can pay towards him. I am grateful to Vignesh Films who have come forward to help in the release of this film.

Could you relate with the character of Deepa when you were shooting for the film?

Yes, I could actually relate with the character of Deepa at certain levels. Like all individuals, even actors have their share of ups and downs in their lives. Deepa did not have friends to share her trouble or anxieties with. But I have it in the form of you all (smiles broadly). However I would also like to point out that there are times when having a friend is also not enough. You often cannot share your inner turmoil with the person.


Though a clichéd question; what are your expectations from this film?

Paoli Dam- I have high expectations from the film. Since this is Anjan Das’s last film, I will urge the audiences to go to the hall and see the film. Let them decide for themselves. This is the best way to pay tribute to the late director.

With music by Partho Sengupta, the film also stars Koushik Sen and Shankar Chakraborty in important roles. Ajana Batas is slated for release on the 27th of March.



Priyanka Dutta takes a keen interest in lifestyle and entertainment related news. She also enjoys interviewing celebrities and other renowned personalities. Priyanka holds a post graduate degree in English and Mass Communication. Journalism is her passion and she has reported for many a reputed international web portals.

Vignesh Films Ready to Treat the Audience with Upcoming Bengali Films Kadambari and Ajana Batash; Stars Meet the Press


A grand press meet was organized recently by Vignesh Films. The press conference saw the celebration of the success of the Bengali film Koli, along with the press meet of the upcoming Bengali films Kadambari and Ajana Batash. The press conference was graced with the presence of Konkona Sen Sharma, Surojeet, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Kaushik Sen and many others associated with these three films.


The film Kadambari is based on the life of Rabindranath Tagore’s sister-in-law Kadambari Devi who is known to be the bard’s muse. Director Suman Ghosh’s film will explore the relationship between Tagore and Kadambari Devi. Konkona plays the role of Kadambari in the upcoming Bengali film while the role of Rabindranath Tagore will be enacted by Parambrata Chattopadhyay. Speaking at the occasion, Konkona said “I feel that Parambrata suited very much in the role of the Bard”.


The other Upcoming Bengali film Ajana Batash, directed by the late Anjan Das is one which showcases loneliness, depression and the related problems. The film is about Deepa and her feelings and sufferings and how she overcomes them. Paoli Dam and Kaushik Sen will be seen in important roles in the film.

With two Kolkata Bengali Film nearly ready for release and one film tasting success, Vignesh Films is on a roll. We wish them all the best for their future film endeavors!!

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The Suave and Sexy Paoli Dam with Co-Star Kaushik Sen visits Presto Boutique to Launch Special Personalized Collection for Lovers


The lead actors of Ajana Batash- Paoli Dam and Kaushik Sen visited presto Boutique at South City Mall to launch the Presto Valentines’ Collection and also to promote their new film.


Keeping in mind the Valentines’ Day, Presto launched personalized monuments. In this collection, one can have their own picture with a famous monument of their choice. One can select from a wide range of monuments like Victoria Memorial, Taj Mahal, Howrah Bridge, Charminar, Dakshineswar Temple and many more. This will be a landmark in the field of creativity and personalization.


Paoli Dam and Kaushik Sen also came for the promotion of their upcoming Bengali film Ajana Batash. Directed by Anjan Das, the film is on loneliness, depressive disorder and related problems in the modern day city life. The film revolves around Deepa, her feelings, sufferings and the hurdles that she faces in her life and how she overcomes them.


Speaking at the occasion Paoli Dam said “I have highly admired the style and innovation of Presto. To get associated with it is like a dream come true”.

The collection is available at all the Presto stores located all over the city.

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