Director Mainak Bhaumik's Take One has been under the publicity radar for quite some time now. Much before the film got released discussions regarding nudity and its expression on screen was galore. Actress Doel Mitra (Swastika Mukherjee) is caught within fierce criticism and judgments when her intimate scene for a foreign film leaks on the internet. A renowned actress in her own right Doel now is forced to prove her chastity to the societal eye.
While being the fallen woman and pleasing the voyeur eye is an acknowledged truth of the society but beyond the voyeur the society seems too critical to acknowledge a few otherwise normal truths that they love to cherish within closed doors. Bhaumik has built Doel's character around a series of truths, defeats and wins. While Doel is put under the surveillance for just an intimate scene on the other hand she dons the avatar of Sita to pass through the fire in her real life to prove her chastity. Also at the same time she plays the mythological Sita on screen for a film.
Director Mainak Bhaumik's attempt is brave and actor Swastika Mukherjee keeps up to the expectations and definitely win hearts with her natural chemistry with the screen and her no make up deglamorised role. Doel's daughter Tushi (Anwesha Mukherjee) is Swastika's real life daughter and beautifully portrays a mother-daughter chemistry on screen with Swastika. At times the film and several stances of the same will look too real while there are moments which will definitely register itself as fake.
To summarize, being critical of Take One or simply watching it to witness a truthful storytelling are the options that you might consider while buying tickets for Mainak Bhaumik's fifth film a brave attempt automatically welcomes itself to a numerous assessments. Be prepared to asses in your own way but do watch once.
(3.2 / 5) : Good