BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: After the success of short film Bharam, director Shieladitya Moulik is all set to come up with another Hindi short Swad Anusar. But this time, he has roped in one of the busiest actresses of Bengali film industry right now. Yes, you guessed it right. We are talking about Swastika Mukherjee. The short also stars Anuradha Mukherjee and Kan Singh Sodha.
In the film, we will see a rich businessman, who thinks he has been killed by someone. However, he can breathe, feel and walk. And he can even talk. In fact, barring a slight pain in the injury on his forehead, there’s nothing unusual. Probably, a blow in the head during the ‘murder’ he lost his memory and can’t remember anything about the incident. The weirdness becomes prominent when he comes back home emerging from the water body where his corpse was thrown away. And no one at home believes in his story. Not only that, but also the injuries and the blood spots on his shirt are absolutely invisible to everyone’s eyes except for his own. As he struggles to make his family (with his wife, sister-in-law and her boyfriend) be convinced that he has actually come back from the death, he realises that there’s something fishy about the way they are behaving. Has his own family conspired to kill him?
He gets some visuals in his memory, suggesting that. But the family ridicules his ‘baseless’ allegation, and asks him to have his dinner instead. On the dining table our man dies, as we finally realise that it was indeed his family who have been trying to get rid of him but he keeps coming back. The family admits when he falls on the plate of food, after consuming the poison, his wife mixed in his dinner – swad anusar! Little that the family knows, he is going to come back again and this time with a bigger vengeance.
When asked Shieladitya about shooting with Swastika, the Sweater director said, “She’s very meticulous. She develops each scene along with co-actors. Being such a busy actor with so much talent, she’d still stand for her cues when for close-up shots and other shots when she’s not even on camera. That’s how it should be but very few senior people care to do that.” The director also said that the Tasher Ghawr actress is “super fun to work with.”