Shah Jahan Regency

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  • 2019
  • 2 hr 33 min
  • 6.6  (1,204)

Shah Jahan Regency is a 2019 Bengali film directed by Srijit Mukherji and starring Abir Chatterjee, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, and Anirban Bhattacharya in lead roles. The film is based on the novel Chowringhee by Mani Shankar Mukherjee, which centers around the life of a hotelier and the relationships he builds with his guests and colleagues. Shah Jahan Regency, named after the fictional hotel in the novel, serves as the setting for the film.

The story is set in the backdrop of a changing Kolkata, with the city transitioning into a bustling metropolis, leaving behind its colonial past. The film explores the lives of characters from different walks of life who come together at Shah Jahan Regency and how their lives intersect and impact each other.

Abir Chatterjee plays the role of Samiran Bose, the manager of the hotel who considers the hotel to be his dream project, and with its success, his life's work. His relationship with the guests and staff at the hotel, especially with his junior colleague, Shankar (played by Parambrata Chattopadhyay), who has come to the city to make a new start, forms the crux of the film's narrative.

Anirban Bhattacharya plays the role of Marco Polo, a young aspiring writer who is staying at Shah Jahan Regency while he works on his debut novel. His character's interactions with a variety of guests staying at the hotel, including a lonely divorcee, a disillusioned businessman, and an aged aristocrat, provide an insight into the emotions and complexities of modern-day life.

The film also features Swastika Mukherjee, who plays the role of a corporate executive staying at the hotel, and Rittika Sen, who plays the role of Swastika's assistant. The two women's relationship with each other and the guests staying at the hotel adds another layer to the film.

The film features a strong ensemble cast, with each character having their own arc, and their experiences at the hotel having a profound impact on their lives. The film deals with themes of love, loss, and longing, and how the transient nature of human relationships can leave a lasting impact.

The film has been appreciated for its nuanced performances, its portrayal of Kolkata's changing landscape, and its ability to capture the spirit of Mani Shankar Mukherjee's novel. The film's direction and screenplay have been praised for their ability to showcase multiple perspectives and characters without losing focus on the narrative.

Overall, Shah Jahan Regency is a must-watch for anyone who wants to experience the complexities of human relationships and how they shape our lives in a rapidly changing world.

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  • Runtime
    2 hr 33 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (1,204)