Yes, I am one of those unfortunate Bengalis, who missed last year’s HBFF and hence for the last year or so I have deprived myself from watching Bengali movies on big screen. Also, lack of good torrents essentially meant that during this phase, I have missed out on many good movies in my mother tongue. So when I figured out ‘Praktan’ is releasing in Hyderabad, I was all up for it. Not because of the hyped comeback of one of Bengali movies’ most commercially successful pair of Rituparna-Prasenjit, but simply because of the director duo of Nandita-Shiboprasad. I have been closely following their work since inception; hence the greed to watch another good, heart-warming film from them got the better of me and I headed straight for the theatre. Truth be told, I came out disappointed. I mean, I know about the rave reviews which this movie has been garnering, but personally I had higher expectations from a pair that delivered movies like ‘Iche’, ‘Alik Sukh’ and ‘Belaseshe’. There is not much wrong about the movie so to speak, but it could have been so amazing had they not fallen prey to treating the story as secondary and cast as primary, is what I felt after coming out of the movie theater on a rain drenched night.