Thursday, May 30, 2024

Anur: A story of love, attachment and the fear of loneliness

Robin Bhuyan (Editor) 

Released on 27th January, Anur is a drama film directed by Manjul Baruah, who has previously directed films such as Kaneen and Antareen. The film revolves around the story of an aged widow, who previously worked as a teacher. Her son is living in London, and since the demise of her husband, she has been living through lonely and dark nights.

The pacing of the film seems a bit slow initially, but over time, it gets interesting as you begin to know the characters one after the other. The plot of the movie moves forward due to its characters, and the movie does a commendable job of making the audience develop empathy for each of them, as well as showing how the external environment is always a reflection of a character’s inner thoughts.  

The primary lead character, which is played by Jahanara Begum, is unable to get over the death of her husband. Although her son wants her to move to the UK and move in with him, she is unable to move past her love for her husband and his memories. She seems to be quite wary and suspicious of the people around her, but the arrival of a mysterious stranger, played by Rajat Kapoor, seems to take her life to a new direction.

In a conversation with the Enigmatic Horizon, Manjul Baruah told us that the idea for the film struck him in 2019, and since then, he had been working on it. From the film, it seems obvious that the director has put a lot of effort into every aspect of the film. However, you might be disappointed if you are expecting a horror movie or a psychological thriller, as the trailer seems slightly misleading. However, as a drama film, the story is not going to disappoint you at all.   

Rating– 7.5 out of 10    

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