Love and recession...
Aditya Vikram Sengupta's 'Asha Jaoar Majhe' is a little Bengali wordless film about two people, 'The Man' and 'The Woman'. They are husband and wife, living in what seems to be an ancestral home. Woman works in a Jute bag factory during the daytime. It is when the man is home. He buys fish, and cooks. He takes a bathe. He sleeps. He dreams. When the woman is back, man has gone. He works in a printing press in night shifts. She eats, washes her face. Actually, this film is their daily lives. But these activities are textured and emoted with a satisfactory emptiness. And their is a blooming romance between the couple, as it meets when the man comes home and the woman has to get ready for her work at the same time. Its when their love story genuinely moves you. At that, the film is extremely well-written and well-acted: the performances by Basabadatta Chatterjee and Ritwick Chakraborty well-render some tunes into the odd silence they share.