Ami, Yasin Ar Amar Madhubala (B. Dasgupta) Retrospective. Imagineindia 2018

Ami, Yasin Ar Amar Madhubala
Buddhadeb Dasgupta
India. 2004. 90 min

When a Kolkata surveillance specialist and his roommate install a small camera in the home of their beautiful neighbor, they somehow become terror suspects in director Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s cutting commentary on CCTV society. Yasin (Amitav Bhattacharya) and his roommate Dilip (Prosenjit Chatterjee) are smitten with their beautiful new neighbor Rekha (Sameera Reddy). Innocent pining becomes silent obsession, however, when Dilip decides to install a surveillance camera directly over Rekha’s bed. At first Rekha remains blissfully unaware that her privacy has been invaded, but when she finally realizes she’s being spied on, her nosy neighbors are forced to go on the run. Little do Yasin and Dilip realize that across town a terrorist cell is plotting their latest attack, and now the local authorities believe that Yasin may be a key part of their diabolical plans.