Language: Bengali with English subtitles
Run time: 2 Hours 16 mins Free Screening
Venue: Kevin Street Library
Michael is an enjoyable comedy about a middle-aged man (Mir Afsar Ali) who works as a senior executive in a fitness and sports goods company but wishes to become a film maker. In his quest for pursuing his aspirations he meets Mayurbahan Chatterjee (Soumitra Chatterjee), who used to be a famous actor and agrees to help him fulfill his dream. Satrajit Sen shows how the titular character is assisted in his pursuits by a series of women, including his wife Shinjini (Swastika Mukherjee), who runs a company that hires set props to film production companies. Michael’s hilarious antics as he struggles to make his first film are very entertaining and reminiscent of Tim Burton’s Ed Wood.