Yesterday, around the beginning of noon, I received a call from my dear friend Sanjucta Ghose asking me whether I was free to go out for a movie in the evening. As I said, "Yes", she told me that I need to reach Priya by 7-25 pm for a show of "Monchora". I knew nothing about the movie and blindly agreed. It was a cold evening and I needed something to stay warm. I opened my wardrobe and took out the stole that dear Paromita Banerjee has gifted me for my birthday! As I unfolded the stole, it turned out to be the most gorgeous stole I have ever seen! With rich Kashmiri work at both ends, the beautiful blue stole has motifs of peacocks that look amazing! I have a history of being gifted stoles by her and this is a wonderful addition to my cherished collection. I chose the denim sling back gifted to me by Jayeeta Dutta and felt enveloped and cocooned by the love of my friends, one asking me out for a movie, and the other two wrapped around me and hanging by my shoulder!
I reached Priya around 6-35 pm and walked around almost the whole of Deshapriya Park in search of a Mobile recharging outlet as I needed to recharge Mom's phone who was alone at home. Disappointed at not finding any such outlet, I returned to Priya where I found Nandini Bhaduri(a wonderful person to whom Sanjucta has introduced me a few weeks back) and Sanjucta Ghose waiting for me.. I learnt that the movie is based on a story written by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, one of my favorite authors, and is directed by Sandip Ray, whose non-Feluda movies I like a lot. I also learnt that we were being accompanied by Sanjucta's Mom and Nandini's Pisima for this movie date. Dear Sanjucta had called me to see whether my Mom would feel comfortable to go out for such movie evenings in the future. Her thoughts touched me to the core and I felt thankful for such friends.. Meanwhile, Nandini sweetly recharged my Mom's phone through some app from her iPhone and relieved my tension.
The movie was a lovely one. Short, compact, and beautifully made. The movie is packed with brilliant performances by Raima Sen, Abir Chatterjee, Saswata, June Malia, and Paran Bandopadhyay. The background score oozed the Ray essence and evoked nostalgia of our favorite Ray movies.
Later, I was dropped by Nandini near my house which happens to be near her Pisima's place. It was great to meet Masi (Sanjucta's Mom), after ages, who said I must gain some weight and Pisima who is a wonderfully sweet person. After I reached home, I even got a call from Sanjucta Ghose who was inquiring whether I reached safely. smile emoticon How can you be unsafe, sad, lonely, worried, and unloved when you have such friends around and with you!! heart emoticon Love you all!!
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