Dostojee Bengali Movie Download — Dostojee is a 2021 Bengali feature drama film directed by Prasun Chatterjee. It was produced by Kathak Talkies. The film won the top prize, the Golden Shika Award, at the Nara International Film Festival for 2022.
- Jayati Chakraborty
- Anujoy Chattopadhyay as the Tutor
- Swatilekha Kundu
- Arif Shaikh as Safikul
- Asik Shaikh as Palash
- Prasun Chatterjee was the producer
- Soumya Mukhopadhyay was the producer
- Prosenjit Ranjan Nath was the producer
- Ivy Yu-Hua Shen was the producer
Film Editing by
- Santanu Mukherjee
- Sujay Datta Ray
- Anirban Ganguly was the re-recording mixer
- Uttam Naskar was the foley artist
- Shishir Sarkar was the foley mixer
- Rohit Sengupta was the sound designer
Set in 1983, the film explores how religious differences impact the friendship of two eight-year-old boys, Palash (Asik) and Safikul (Arif).
Prasun Chatterjee’s film Dostojee was set in the early 90’s against the backdrop of the times during the Babri Mosque demolition. However, some of the ways of expressing could very well have been lifted from a recent news panel debate.
This could mean that maybe Chatterjee had wanted to highlight how little progress has been made over the past two decades. Or it could also mean that maybe he just wanted to make a slice-of-life movie set in a period full of tumult. Or perhaps it’s even possible that the subject is close to the heart of the director & something had affected his own boyhood.
It is an intimate movie no doubt which is in a narrative form but it has earnest documentation that breaks down how religious polarization festers even w/ little ground. The commentary can appear to be too on the nose at times but it is in touch w/ a simple, urgent reality. What Dostojee lacks in nuance is what it makes up for later with its world-building. It often imbibes the monochrome palettes of some familiar masters (particularly Buddhadeb Dasgupta) but then it owns its visual language.