Srijit Mukherji’s “Vinci Da” deals with two human minds which are oxymoron but create an impact on the system. And sometimes the mind is covered with a mask of flesh and skin and there lies the criminal instinct which has a flow of its own. “Vinci Da” is a never before made psychological thriller in Bengali cinema which has a unique way to portray the conflict between good and evil thoughts and its impact.

Vinci Da” is screening at London Indian Film Festival

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Leonardo Da Vinci was a great painter but with a mind of a scientist. He studied anatomy of human body and attempted to identify the source of emotions and their expressions. “Vinci Da” is a makeup artist who deals with prosthetic makeup. He is knowledgeable and brilliant but does not get enough work or gets rejected for his honesty and intransigence approach.  Adi Bose is a brilliant but a killer who kills his father as a juvenile as he was abusive towards his mother and comes back to normal life after imprisonment. He does not have a degree in law but is knowledgeable about it and wants to kill the law breakers of the society in his own way.  Adi Bose meets Vinci Da and uses his creative knowledge and artistic abilities to hide his face under the cover of masks to destroy his targets, one after another. The movie resolves around the mind game between two protagonists and their strive to reach the core of mind by uncovering the mask of lies on the back drop of an amazing thriller.

There are two protagonists in the movie- Rudranil Ghosh as Vinci Da and Ritwick Chakraborty as Adi Bose and both are just outstanding in the movie. Rudranil performs brilliantly to portray the helplessness of the character as unwillingly becomes the partner of crime of Adi Bose. Ritwick Chakraborty is one of the best on-screen performers in India and does an amazing job to portray the killer essences of the character of Adi Bose with a touch of murderous intent. There are multiple confrontations between Vinci Da and Adi Bose in the movie and director Srijit Mukherji has brilliantly exploited the super acting skills of both the protagonists.  Sohini Sarkar (Jaya) as the shuttering girl friend of Vinci Da, and Anirban Bhattacharya as Inspector Bijoy Poddar are extremely convincing and live up to the expectations. Riddhi Sen plays a cameo as Jr. Adi Bose and portrays the killer instinct of the character blazingly.

Anupam Roy has composed few interestingly poised songs for this movie, including the chart buster “Tomar Moner Bhetor” rendered by Mainul Ahsan Noble and those blend perfectly with the flow of the narrative. The cinematography of Sudipta Majumder and the editing of Debojyoti Ghosh are perfect and live up to the expectations.

Srijit Mukherji is a master story-teller and came up with couple of brilliant crime thrillers before including “Baishe Srabon” and “Chotushkone”. He was poetic in “Baishe Srabon” but in “Vinci Da” he plays with the minds of an artist and a criminal with a touch of killer instinct and ends up with a brilliant thriller. The best part of the movie lies in the last scene where the director makes a mask the real face of one of the protagonists whereas the creativity behind the mask is always used to cover up the real face of the person in the movie. “Vinci Da” is a brilliant psychological  thriller from Srijit Mukherji and team  and a must watch.

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