The lengthy trailer reveals so much about the film that it is exhausting.
Kusumitar Goppo trailer: Exhausting story, shifts focus from the protagonist to supporting character
Kolkata - 13 Mar 2019 6:00 IST
The trailer of Hrishikesh Mondal’s upcoming film Kusumitar Goppo is out now. Featuring Ushasie Chakraborty, Soumitra Chatterjee and Madhabi Mukherjee in the lead, the film is based on the story of one of the most dependable defenders of Bengal women’s football team, Kusumita Das. Das, who despite having the opportunity to play in the Indian women's squad, has been struggling hard to survive for lack of financial support.
Daughter of a farmer family, Kusumita’s (Chakraborty) decision to play football is often not taken positively; however, her father continues to lend her support. Chakraborty can be seen to have moulded herself into a tomboy avatar, as we see Kusumita cheering in a football match and eventually making her journey to Kolkata to receive training.
Kusumita gradually shines in her skills as a player, but an accident changes the course of her career and life altogether. Influential, yet honest journalist Ratnakar Sen (Soumitra Chatterjee) decides to do a story on her accident while he chooses not to write about a minister who was admitted at the same hospital, the same time.
Eventually Ratnakar’s association with Kusumita brings her both limelight and curse, as the limelight attracts her more foes than friends.
Kusumita has a daunting spirit yet she feels that everyone, including Ratnakar has taken advantage of her, which leads her to be slapped by the latter. On the other hand, the journalist’s interest in Kusumita creates rift in his marital life.
The lengthy trailer reveals so much about the film that it is exhausting. The episode involving the politician and the journalist seems puzzling and raises doubt about the authenticity of the film.
Also, the trailer somehow shifts the focus to Ratnakar rather than protagonist Kusumita.
Kusumitar Goppo is slated for release on 15 March.