Naamkaran is a Hindi word and it means The Naming and used in a context of naming a child. Naamkaran tells the story of two sisters – one a pickpocket and the other a teacher by profession. Shot in Kolkata in winter, it follows the journey of the two sisters as their worlds collide to make ends meet.
The teacher is looking for a good name for her son. She rejects names suggested by her pickpocket sister and ill father. It is interesting to see how she finalizes the name of her kid. Sen Sharma handles the quirky subject with a degree of authority, choosing not to dwell on drama and allowing events to narrate the story.
- Film Name: Naamkaran
- Genre: Drama
- Star cast: Sudipta Chakraborty, Bidipta Chakroaborty, Kaushik Sen
- Directed by: Konkona Sen Sharma
- Produced by: Ankur Khanna
- Story / Screenplay: Ankur Khanna
- Language: Bengali
- Production Company: Rhizome Films
- Edited by: Aadesh Dubey, Ankur Khanna
- Music: Sagar
- Cinematography: Abhik Mukherjee
This short film directed by the reclusive actress Konkana Sen Sharma. She picked three famous Bengali stars Sudipta Chakraborty, Bidipta Chakroaborty, Kaushik Sen for this film. She made her directorial debut with this 18 mins Bengali short film for the Kala Ghoda Film Festival.
The film is about the lifestyle of a pickpocket and she exhibits the detailed research of getting in the skin of the character, it’s mentality and thought. Above all, the short is crisp and compact which makes it for a good watch.