Director: Biswajit Das\r\n
‘Nirab Basanta’ is a tragic love story. It is inspired by Rabindranath Tagore’s story, ‘Ek Raatri’. The hero is a successful photographer in a well established newspaper agency in Kolkata. He grew up in Bolpur. He is back in his village, in Shantiniketan for work related reasons - to cover the celebration of Holi. There, he meets a newlywed couple from Kolkata. The man requests him to click a picture of his wife. At this, an old memory of a woman from his past comes to his mind. Riding on the wave of nostalgia, he walks back on the abandoned roads of his village. Thoughts of his lover cloud his mind - the one who used to wait for him. Earlier, in his youth, he felt the dire need to do something in life. In order to give form to this want or need, he forgot to value the things which were dear to him the most. He failed to respect the feelings of his lover. He came to Kolkata in the hope of getting a small job. Today, he is successful. After meeting the newlywed woman on Holi, his old memories and his neglect towards his lover pains him to a great extent. It confuses and disturbs him mentally. He roams around on the streets, as if in a frenzy. Exhausted, he rests on the side of a house at night. In the companionship of nature, the hero accepts his wrong notions about life to the heroine-form nature. He is relieved thereafter. His mind, which was at unrest so long, is filled with an inexplicable calm. Just like the dawn inevitably appears after each night and the sea waves come rushing, and for a moment, seem to evade the shore, but, soon enough, returns to its bondage - our hearts are similar in nature. In the end, reality proves triumphant. A chance momentary meet gives rise to dusted memories – even though it causes unrest, things get back in order gradually. Each gets back to their respective workplaces.