Tag: Autism

Actress Rituparna Sengupta Graces Event Ek Muskaan Ke Liye


Unmish – centre for children,  has come  up with an event ‘Ek Muskaan Ke Liye’ specially conceptualized for 500 plus children with special needs (Developmental disorders, Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Behavioural, Sensory and Learning disorders etc). The event was held at The Agri-Horticultural Society of India, Kolkata.

The event was graced by Firhad Bobby Hakim,Hon’ble Minister of Urban Development & Municipal Affairs; Rituparna Sengupta, Tollywood Actress; Sushil Goenka, MD Emami Group and others.


Inspired by ‘Happy Street’ on Park Street, Ek Muskaan Ke Liye is a platform for special children to experience happiness and be a part of an ‘Inclusive Society’ which is the aim of Unmish. It was the coming together of schools and organizations of Kolkata working with such children. Games, music, dance, art and craft, sensory corner were there to engage the children. Games focusing on ADL activities, fine and gross motor coordination, pretend play, attention, etc were part of the event. Each child was given gifts for participation as ‘every child is a winner’.

Rituparna Sengupta said “These programs brighten the dark livelihood of the underprivileged section of the society. It is a great move for attaining socio cultural equity among the people.”

We hope that such initiatives will be continued in the future too!!

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New Bengali Film Force (2014) Review, Premiere Video and Pics; Intelligent Presentation

Video: Bengali Film Force Premiere

While most of us would be very concerned about a woman raising a child single handedly in a world dominated by men, hardly do we spare a thought for those men who, owed to various circumstances have to do this very same thing; if difficult for a mother it is more so for a father, that too when the child is autistic. Raja Chanda’s recently released Bengali film Force deals with the subtle and delicate relationship between a father and his autistic son.

The film begins with the Arjun, a workaholic police inspector rescuing a child single handedly from the clutches of a terrorist. He is so involved in his work that he hardly pays any attention to his son Abhimanyu until the death of his mother who was raising the child. It is only after the death of Abhimanyu’s grandmother that he comes to live with his father, the tough cop Arjun who eventually discovers that Abhimanyu, his only son is autistic. Arjun however, does not lose hope and continues to help his child in learning and other activities. Lending a helping hand is Abhimanyu’s teacher Lavanya who takes care of him and also comforts him like a mother. It is out of a sudden incident that Arjun realizes his son’s love for running. How Arjun overcomes the hurdles that life poses and helps his son to become a marathon runner is what the film cinematically presents.

Director Raja Chanda who had earlier delivered films like Bachchan and Rangbaaz must be appreciated for such subtle presentation of a human condition that is most often looked upon as a curse. He does not preach about autism, its care and management nor does he show the sudden transformation of Arjun’s son. The slow and steady transformation is what engages the audience and helps them empathize with the father. Also, a few tips in the film from the doctors to raise awareness about autism have been seamlessly wound into the script and that has not only nurtured the movie’s cinematic elements but has also helped in spreading an important message.

Along with all the good things, a few sequences like the item number featuring Deboleena Dutta should have been avoided as it will remind many of the Dabangg films starring Salman Khan where the police officials engaged in such tomfoolery in the name of entertainment. With such a sensible and topical issue as the theme of the film, such no-brainer stuff was better skipped.

Acting by Prasenjit Chatterjee, Arpita Chatterjee and Arya as Arjun, Lavanya and Abhimanyu is good. They are apt in their roles and show the emotions in a fitting manner. Arya who plays the role of Abhimanyu does not go overboard. He also enacts well and is noticeable amongst such big stars. Prasenjit Chatterjee who has been constantly reinventing himself portrays a wide range of emotions with great gusto. He breathes life into Arjun the father as well as Arjun the fearless police inspector.  Arpita as Lavanya is a fitting partner to the raising up of Abhimanyu. Ena Saha and Aryaan Bhaumik in their small roles have nothing much to do though in the film.

One of the best things about Force is, it never forces anything and neither does it become too heavy for an entertainer nor too flimsy to deal with an issue as serious as autism but silently and subtly enhances people’s knowledge on a human condition which if treated at the right time can be well managed. With good performances, action sequences and a subtle topic, Force is a good film to catch this weekend.

Bengali Film Force Premiere Pics

Sholoana Bangaliana Rating- 3.5/5


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Tollywood Hero Prasenjit Chatterjee Helps in Spreading Awareness about Autism; Force Team Participates in Workshop for Autism and Care Givers


Speech Plus, from the house of Bengal Speech and Hearing Pvt Ltd which is one of the most renowned speech and language pathology clinic organized a workshop on Autism and Care Givers. The workshop was addressed by Mr. Somnath Mukherjee, Executive Director, Bengal Speech and Hearing Pvt Ltd. Prosenjit Chatterjee, Raja Chanda and parents of children suffering from autism were present at the workshop.


“The awareness amongst people about this neuro-developmental disorder called Autism is very limited. As a result what happens is, the children do not get proper treatment and they become victims of this disease even more. However due to the keenness shown by Prosenjit Chatterjee, we have been able to associate ourselves with his upcoming movie Force which also deals with Autism. There are films hardly made on this disease. It will be a good eye opener for the parents of children suffering from this ailment” said Mr. Somnath Mukherjee.


Posenjit Chatterjee said “I was not much aware about the various aspects of Autism before I started interacting with the family and caregivers of those affected and I am grateful to the people at Speech Plus for increasing my knowledge on this issue. Many children become affected with this disease but they do not get the right medication and treatment. With the help of this film and the various initiatives of Speech Plus, we hope to bring a change in the lives of these children in future”.

The story of the upcoming Bengali film Force is about an encounter specialist whose only son suffers from Autism. How the father takes up the challenge and overcomes obstacles to make his son a winner is what the film all about.


The event also saw Prosenjit Chatterjee flagging off the Speech Plus- Force Tableau and also launching a new web forum meant for parent of autistic children.

Sholoana Bangaliana wishes the team of Force the Very Best and congratulates them on their successful endeavors that have made a difference in the lives of those unfortunate few.

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