Danny Denzogpa: He crafts out an elegant performance as Rehmat Khan, a kind Pathan who longs eagerly for his young daughter who has been left back home far away from the place where he has gone for his livelihood.
Gitanjali Thapa: Gives a bold & credible performance as Minnie.
Adil Hussain: His role as Robi Basu, Minnie’s father & a famous photographer etches out an emotional conflict-torn between his affection for Minnie & an unknown Pathan.
Story: It is an emotional film based on Rabindranath Tagore’s classic short story about a young girl Minnie’s quest for learning more about her childhood companion friend who used to play bioscope show for her during her younger days.
Direction: The debutant director Deb Medhekar has been able to bring out the emotional relationship between a child and father for viewers perception by skilfully adapting Tagore’s short story for the screen.
BIOSCOPEWALA (2018): Adapted loosely from the famous short story, “Kabuliwala” by Rabindranath Tagore the director carves out a drama prominently displaying emotional attachment & parental love along with bereavement & other facets of human life very cleverly. With a background set in contemporary Kolkata & far away Afghanistan, the film silently brings out the ruins of war, the pensive mood & the sands of time.
Review by Shreya Ghosh