It's a bunch of five stories that are not entwined but rather run parallely. A creation of adoration, enthusiasm, desire and void — connections develop in the midst of Holi festivities in Santiniketan, in this manner advocating the title of Rhitobrata Bhattacharya's introduction film, Basanta Utsav.
Beginning response: Nahiiiiiiiin... Interim: Blank. End: Kyun? Kyun? Kyun? No offense, however for once it appears that even the saas-bahu adventures on little screen have more to offer as far as excitement worth. Concurred, it is hard to pack five distinctive affection stories in a solitary film. What's more, probably, columnist turned-executive Rhitobrata Bhattacharya more likely than not attempted his best, yet oh dear, the insufficiencies exceed everything in this venture and Basanta Utsav tests the persistence of the viewers for a bigger number of reasons than one. We should return to that later.
Abhishikta (Arunima) comes to Santiniketan from Kolkata to be a piece of Basanta Utsav, where she meets Neel (Priyam), a maturing stone worker and an understudy at the college. Neel offers to be Abhishikta's aide amid her stay in the town. Neel is ignorant regarding her genuine personality. Throughout the following three days, Neel investigates his affection for her.
Trina (Piyali Munshi) is an understudy who gets included in an association with a wedded man, Prof Anargha (Pijush Ganguly). Trina and Anargha had arranged the outing to Santiniketan so they could get to know each other amid Holi. In any case, over the span of the film, Trina understands that Anargha needs to get physically close with her and has no enthusiastic connection at all. Trina is grief stricken when she sees Anargha with his wife, Sumitra (June) at the Dol Utsav.
The explanation behind Lina's (Laboni Sarkar) visit to Santiniketan is to meet her old companion. On coming to there, she gains from an elderly Prof Abinash that her companion has left the town years back. Be that as it may, Lina and Abinash bond in a split second. He is in for a stun when Lina lets him know that she is experiencing disease.
Television columnist Ritrin (Rhitobrata Bhattacharya) camps at Santiniketan to cover Basanta Utsav. There he meets Abirlal (Subrat), a DVD shop proprietor, who looks for Ritrin's fathom the homicide secret of his neighbor's wife (Mousumi), whom he was infatuated with. Ritrin guarantees to help him once he is finished with the current task. At that point, something happens and Ritrin gets upset. However, the show must go on...
The stories may appear to be intriguing on paper, yet when interpreted on screen, seem to be just an augmentation of an 'element story', as we call it — with 'human interest edge' set up. Tragically, the film doesn't captivate. Amazingly low on substance, the majority of the on-screen characters frustrate in the acting division with their one-dimensional depiction, aside from perhaps Pradip Mukherjee and Subrat, who are regular in their non-verbal communication and expressions.
Mousumi is genuinely alright while Arunima, in spite of her intonation and affectations a la Sushmita Sen, is middle of the road. Piyali and Pijush's scene is exaggerated and gets chafing after a point. June looks pretty yet could have improved as Pijush's abundantly ignored wife. You expect significantly more from a refined performer such as Pijush, however here, his apathetic execution is a let down.
For all her raving and raving, Piyali, with her crude acting, neglects to awe. Considering the sort of experience Rhitobrata has in the varying media medium, he shows up unmistakably cognizant before the camera. Ample opportunity has already past Priyam ought to focus on his style. The way in which he says 'I adore you' to Arunima, sounds more diverting than passionate.
Lamentably, Basanta Utsav never truly cheers in the insanity, hues or size of affection. It just skims the surface of its characters. Also, subsequently, you feel neither included nor caring.