Indrasis Acharya has every reason to be happy and why not? His 2018 directorial ‘Pupa’ focusing on a out-of-the-box subject like ‘euthanasia’ or ‘right to die’ has created waves all around while travelling a number of prestigious film festivals. Now the ‘Pupa’ team has yet another reason to celebrate. The emotional family drama has been named the Best Bengali Film in the Critic Choice Film Awards.
‘Pupa’ as unique the title of the film is, the plot is completely different from the typical commercial films we see. The family drama explores the theme of ‘Euthanasia’. The film tells the story of Subhro who returns (Rahul Banerjee) India when his mother dies. When he is getting ready to head back to US, his father (Pradip Mukherjee) suffers a cerebral attack. Subhro’s uncle (Kamaleshwar Mukherjee) advices him to leave behind the emotion and go back to US. His fiancé, who is starting her integrated PHD in US, is now left with no other choice but to leave him and go ahead. Sudiptaa Chakraborty plays Subhro’s sister in the film. In this turmoil, a shocking incident leads to the climax of the story.