‘BANSURI’ | 16 April, 2021

Vision 3 Global Productions’ Bansuri is the story of a young boy who vows to become a flautist like his father.

Madan (master Ankan Mallick) lives with his mother (Rituparna Sengupta) and grandfather. When his mother tells him that his father, Sadashiv (Anurag Kashyap), was a great musician, Madan wants to become a flautist like him. But where does Sadashiv live? Does he really play the flute?

Augusto’s story is not very engaging or interesting. The screenplay and dialogues are also very ordinary and would probably appeal to a very thin section of the class audience.

Master Ankan Mallick does fairly well as Madan. Anurag Kashyap performs ably as Sadashiv. Rituparna Sengupta does a fine job. Heeralal Mishra is alright as Masood Akhtar. Upendra Limaye is effective as Madan Singh. Meher Mistry lends decent support as Mala. Satarupa Sanyal is okay as Mala’s mother.

Hari Vishwanath’s direction is class-appealing. Debojyoti Mishra’s music and Anupam Banerjee’s lyrics are quite nice. Cinematography (Grzegorz Hortfiel) is okay. Production designing (by Jayashree L.) is so-so. A. Sreekar Prasad’s editing is quite sharp.

On the whole, Bansuri is a dull fare meant for the festival circuit.

Released on 16-4-’21 all over thru SSR Cinemas.