CAST & CREW
“ Panchlait” is directed by Prem Prakash Modi. The film features Anuradha Mukherjee, Amitosh Nagpal, Rajesh Sharma, Nayana Bandopadhyay, Punit Tiwari, Malini Sengupta, Yashpal Sharma, Iqbal Sultan, Ravi Jhankal, Lalit Parimoo, Brijendra Kala, Anurima Ghosh and Pranay Narayan in the star cast. Panchlait is based on the short story of the same name written by Phanishwar Nath Renu. Kalyan Sen Barat is the music director and Joy Supratim is the cinematographer. Anup Todi, Anil Somani and Pramod Goyal produced the film under the banner Funtime Entertainment.
Mahato, a village has no electricity facility, even after so many years of independence. However, the people in the village enjoy their life even in darkness. Owning a Panchlait is a matter of prestige for the villagers. Panchlait is nothing but a Petromax light. The villagers don’t even know to light the Petromax. Godhan, a person who knows to light the panchlait was sent out for some accusation. Between this issue, there is romance, envy and everything happens as usual in the village. Did the villagers manage to bring him to light the panchalit or find the way to light it by themselves? Watch the film n the theaters!
The lead stars have performed well, as per directed. Anuradha Mukherjee and Amitosh Nagpal have lived in their roles. Nayana Bandopadhyay, Punit Tiwari, Malini Sengupta, Yashpal Sharma and Iqbal Sultan have also done their part well.
The film Panchlait is loosely based on the short story, Panchlight written by Phanishwar Nath Renu. The film set in the backdrop of 1954 and Prem Prakash Modi has dealt with the story well. Although he has scripted and executed well, the conversation between the characters creates a dramatic feel.
What’s Not There?
Although the film has excellent production values, performance and narration, it has come at the wrong time. Yes, it didn’t suit the current period with wireless facilities in the nook and corner of the country. However, the film is worth watching, once.
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