Hemanta (film)

Hemanta is a 2016 Bengali language drama thriller film directed by Anjan Dutt.[1] It stars Parambrata Chatterjee in the role of the titular protagonist, with Jisshu Sengupta, Payel Sarkar, Gargi Roychowdhury, Saswata Chatterjee and Shantilal Mukherjee in other pivotal roles. The film is a modern-day adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet, amidst a massive Bengal production house.[2]

Film poster
Directed byAnjan Dutt
Produced byShyam Sundar Dey, Pankaj Ludia
Based onWilliam Shakespeare's Hamlet
StarringParambrata Chatterjee, Jisshu Sengupta, Payel Sarkar,
Music byNeel Dutt
Edited byArghyakamal Mitra
GreenTouch Entertainment, Lundia Group
Release date
  • 12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
Running time
146 minutes

Plot synopsis

Set amidst the backdrop of the entertainment world of Bengali cinema production, the film is about Hemanta Sen who goes off to the United States at a young age to study films. Trained as a filmmaker, he comes back to know that his father has died three years ago and also about his mother's relationship with his uncle.


Actor Role Based on
Parambrata Chatterjee Hemanta Sen[3] Prince Hamlet
Payel Sarkar Olipriya Ophelia
Jisshu Sengupta Hirak Horatio (Hamlet)
Gargi Roychowdhury Gayatri Sen Gertrude
Saswata Chatterjee Kalyan Sen Claudius
Shantilal Mukherjee
Souptik Chakraborty Polonius
Subhra Sourav Das Yuri
Sagnik Chatterjee Raju Rosencrantz
Vivaan Ghosh Guildenstern

Critical reception

Shamayita Chakraborty of The Times of India gave 3 stars and praised the performances of Parambrata Chatterjee, Jisshu Sengupta, Saswata Chatterjee and Sagnik Chatterjee while criticized the absence of the Ghost (Hamlet) in the story.[4]


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