sha Jaoar Majhe – Labour of Love
Recommended by two cinephile friends back to back. It’s a Bengali drama, cheered me up coz it was a silent movie and no subs were required. Now to the details.
It’s breathtakingly and an achingly beautiful movie, poetry in motion. The time seems to slow down with every minute into the movie, Jaise waqt tham jaaye.
It’s a beautiful portrayal of a couple, where the wife works in a day shift and the husband at night. It just shows us the round the clock, sometimes boring, never ending loop of routines of their everyday life with such drama.
Words wudnt suffice to describe it anyway. I particularly enjoyed how aesthetically and naturally everything’s portrayed, the groceries and the cooking sequence, the sunset, that wet footmark and the fading of it, and many more.
The whole drama culminates into them meeting for a very few min, and that portrayal of being and staying together and just being around the person you love makes up for the every minute they spend away from one another. Those few min makes them work like a well oiled machine , like clockwork.
Their time is shown as fantasy, might be because it’s so powerful and dramatic that it’s like out of the world imaginary sequence.
PS- people with less patience to drama and detailing, and those who are eager for more too quick can avoid it. It is slow but it has to be savoured for what it is!! #ashajaoarmajhe #drama #bengalidrama #poetryinmotion #labouroflove