This has to be one of Ray's lesser inspired works. He has made minimal effort to adapt the script of a play into an entertaining movie. the story, like all his moves, depicts struggle against social stigmas. But its dull. The characters fail to generate any bonding with the audience. the pace is extremely slow and the dialog stilted. this could be because Ray was cautious of the sensitive issue being dealt with in the movie. He may right. The collusion of the media and bureaucracy exposed by the movie is admirabel. Bottomline, I would rather watch the same performance as a play instead of the move format.
Vishwa Guha Takurta,
Ruma Guha Thakurta