It isn’t an easy task to hold a mirror to the industry and see its reflections on-screen. The images, more often than not, give blurred, distorted or even exaggerated versions. But “Autograph”, the directorial debut of Srijit Mukerji, doesn’t fall prey to refractions. The film, with all its song-and-dance mainstream elements, has its moments that haunt the viewers to question how success and the craving for it can change a person’s ethical stance to survive in a world of monopoly and cold-blooded ambition.Autograph 2010 Movie Download.
The film is about the life of superstar Arun Chatterjee (Prosenjit). It’s about how he agrees to act in and even produce a film made by debutant director Shubho (Indraneil Sengupta). Benevolence, of course, isn’t the reason for Arun to agree to do this movie that’s a tribute to “Nayak” and “Wild Strawberries”. He wants total control, is ready to ghost-direct to prove to the world that he alone is capable of making a film a hit without the services of an experienced director or producer. When Shubho gets a lifetime opportunity to direct his dream debut, he casts live-in partner Srinandita (Nandana Sen) opposite Arun. As the film progresses, so does Shubho’s vaulting ambition that reaches a peak when he decides to use Arun’s confessional tape to market his film.Autograph 2010 Movie Download.
While a lot of contemporary Bengali films often tend to get too difficult for the comprehension of the lay audience, “Autograph”, despite its references to “Hayavadana”, “Hamlet”, “Hazaar Chaurasir Maa” and “Antigone”, doesn’t distance the audience. Srinandita and Shubho (and their friends played by Dhruv Mukherjee and Sohini Paul) speak and behave just like any young and upwardly mobile couple in the city. Their lingo is a mix of Bengali and a lot of English, they address each other as ‘tui’ as opposed to ‘tumi’ and their lifestyle provides an instant connect to today’s youth. That, to a large extent, will help in reaching out to the audience.