THE WIFE'S LETTER (2016)
Streer Potro, or the Wife's Letter turned out to be another avant-garde piece of Cinema from Aneek Chaudhuri's closet. Firstly, when someone gets exposed to a film with such a title, one would definitely find himself/herself familiar with Rabindranath Tagore's short story of the same name.
As already discussed above, Streer Potro is not completely based on Tagore's story, it is worth mentioning that Tagore's piece has only been used a prop here, though it was treated to be an integral element. Moreover, Dali's imagery forms have overpowered the whole storytelling structure. Now, the whole story revolves around the theme that ,Mathematics is never sufficient to prove the validity of verbal language and emotions; let's discuss why. The male protagonist in this film has been named X who relates himself to different persons; now, comparing this to maths, X is a variable which is trying to achieve a constant value. In Streer Potro, the constant is a LEAF. The very leaf has been used as a medium to exchange thoughts, ideologies and feelings between two different persons. But, unfortunately as a matter of fact, X is too whimsical to achieve the constant value.