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Adda trailer: Refreshing and loaded with layered dialogues

The trailer suggests that the film will have multiple narratives that will perhaps contribute to a discourse on Bengal and its culture.

Roushni Sarkar

The trailer of Devayush Chowdhary’s upcoming film Adda was launched online on Wednesday, 21 August. The culture of 'adda' (offline discussion fora), is probably unique to Bengal and Chowdhary’s film appears to present all the sensibilities of Bengali culture and, specifically, of Kolkata with an interesting storyline.

The trailer has a youthful approach, yet it suggests that the film basically celebrates certain quintessential factors of Bengaliness that bring both the old and young generations on the same platform despite the conflicts between them.

The trailer begins with Dipangshu Acharya and Sabyasachi Chakraborty starting a debate on the striking features of Kolkata. While Acharya says life in Kolkata is not glamorous and prosperous like in Singapore or Dubai, Chakraborty replies that the darkness of Kolkata makes the city look brighter when illuminated and that its present carries forward its heritage from the past.

The trailer then introduces many young characters and also presents their outlook on marriage, jobs, and other aspects of life. For Bengalis, Durga Puja is as important as protests on college campuses. Every cultural activity in Bengal is associated with sentiments and emotions.

The trailer suggests that the film is going to have multiple narratives that will perhaps contribute to a discourse on Bengal and its culture. On the one hand, there is an attempt to point out the decline in a once-glorious culture. On the other, there is the assurance from the past that not all positive aspects are lost.

The director and his team appear to have carried out a lot of experiments in terms of cinematography and the treatment of the storyline which is hard to guess from the trailer. Also, the dialogues are layered with meaning and lend a humorous essence to the content.

The film also features Soumitra Chatterjee, Sourav Das, Saayoni Ghosh, Rittika Paul, Prantik Banerjee, Ritwika Pal and others in important roles.

Adda is slated for release on 13 September. Watch the trailer below and let us know how keen you are to watch this film.


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