"Kaalbela" by Goutam Ghosh
"kaalbela" is a 2009 Bengali film directed by Goutam Ghosh. The film is starring Parambrata Chatterjee, Paoli Dam, Santu Mukherjee and Soumitra Chatterjee. This film set against the background of the Naxalite movement. Based on a 1980s novel by Samaresh Majumdar, the film sets itself up, quite self-consciously, within a certain tradition of films, namely radical political Bengali cinema of the 1970s and 1980s. It thus establishes an intertextuality and a certain connection with them.By situating itself and the story it has to tell, within this matrix of the 1970s radical Bengali cinema, Ghose anchors the film squarely within its time, within that time. The mood and the events certainly, but even the way these black and white shots are used, underlines a somewhat documentary – and thus temporally limited – character of the way these sequences are put to use.