About the Film:
This story is a cinematographic
flash-forward. Biren was Manmatha’s helper during that
night in the hospital. He was a temporary worker in
Manmatha’s Corporation office. However, he subsequently
lost his job and turned into a cranky, withdrawn man who
lives on the charity of his neighbors in the suburbs of
Kolkata. His wife is a ladies’ tailor working from home.
Biren is distressed one day when a bomb is dropped and a
couple of bullets fired at a local construction site.
People speculate that the conflict between opposing
factions of the construction mafia will result in some
murders. This leaves a deep impression on Biren. He goes
around asking various people – his doctor, goons,
neighbors and a local political leader– just one pathetic
question: “I have nothing to fear, do I?” People laugh at
the paranoia of this non-entity. A few young smalltime
goons catch hold of Biren one evening in a secluded place
and try to make fun of him. They make him hold an empty
pistol to his forehead and press the trigger. A bullet
comes out and kills Biren. They didn't know that even if
one takes the magazine out, one bullet stays in the
chamber. Nobody knew that the bullet was waiting there for
few decades to kill Biren.