The movie starts like this. . .
Parent-teacher meeting day at the school. All the parents are coming in, meeting teachers, getting their reviews – good, bad. An elderly couple waiting among them stands out. After some time, they meet the teacher. Their child did good, teachers are happy, so are the guardians. Name of the Boy is Posto.
Posto’s mother is a banker, works at the load recollection division, which keeps her insanely busy. Posto’s father is an artist, nightcap is his regular routine – he is short tempered, changes the world with words. This couple married at a very young age, didn’t plan Posto and the child came to this world when his parents were not expecting him, or were ready to be parents. With this very busy banker Mother and short tempered, artist father who drinks and changes jobs like bed sheets, Posto ends up living with his grand parents – whom he calls Maa and Guruji (as the grand father also teaches him).
The parents live in Kolkata and Posto lives in Santiniketan with his retired grandparents. Mother and father visit Posto during weekends, bring pizza and gifts to compensate for not being able to give him time. But Posto is busy being brought up with the rules and regulations of the grandparents. This hurts the parents. Posto’s mother cries at night – in between night caps – for her son. Posto’s Guruji doesn’t like his father. Being a teacher, he can not stand his own son being a short tempered alcoholic artist. Guruji does even understand how can a parent thinks a box of Pizza or some occasional gifts can make up for quality time between a parent and a child.
Posto becomes the main point of argument between this father and son. And amid all this, one day Posto’s father comes up with a great business offer. It would however, require him to take his family – wife and Posto – to London. The grandparents are dead against this idea. They ask – a parent who cannot take care of their child living in Kolkata – where help is nearby – how can they settle in UK with a child? The parents wouldn’t leave without Posto and the grandparents would not give Posto. This whole family argument ends up in court. A custody battle of father versus grandfather with Posto in the middle. Who gets Posto? I will not give away the ending. I will just urge all working parents who leave their child behind with their parents to watch the movie. All parties have a point but what it does to the psyche of the young soul is something to look out for.
The name of the movie is Posto.
Posto is a 2017 Bengali film directed by Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy based on Suchitra Bhattacharya's short story Mohonbil.. The film features Jisshu Sengupta and Mimi Chakraborty. The film was released on 12 May 2017 in 100 theatres across West Bengal, India and oversea on the same day. The film received critical acclaim as it portrayed the relationships in a very subtle way. The film was released in Bangladeshi theaters and got appreciated by the audience.