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033 is a 2010 Indian Bengali musical, costume drama, drama film released on Mar 05, 2010. The film is directed by Birsa Dasgupta, produced by Soumo Ganguly.

033 is the code for the city of Kolkata. The city stands with its 200 years of musical history culminating in the band movement of the nineties. After years, the city has finally been able to absorb the voices of the young and unpredictable into its closely guarded drawing rooms. This film is a tribute to the efforts of the two centuries that have absorbed themselves with music, reflected here through the band named '033' and its young members. It is a story of how music turns out to be a metaphor of the changing times and emotions for these young people. With its light mood and youthful emotions, the film insists on taking every situation as a celebration of love, life and music like a joyride through the 300 year-old city trying to rejuvenate itself through flyovers and metro rails, shopping malls and mobile phones.

033 is the code for the city of Kolkata. The city stands with its 200 years of musical history culminating in the band movement of the nineties. After years, the city has finally been able to absorb the voices of the young and unpredictable into its closely guarded drawing rooms. This film is a tribute to the efforts of the two centuries that have absorbed themselves with music, reflected here through the band named ‘033’ and its young members. It is a story of how music turns out to be a metaphor of the changing times and emotions for these young people. With its light mood and youthful emotions, the film insists on taking every situation as a celebration of love, life and music like a joyride through the 300 year-old city trying to rejuvenate itself through flyovers and metro rails, shopping malls and mobile phones.

The story begins with a girl from Philadelphia named Mrinalini visiting Kolkata for the first time in her life. She meets the members of 033 as she expresses her desire to make a music video on one of their songs, entitled “033”- an early band song that they have revived and earned fame for. But she has some secret agenda for herself.

The band comprises of Arnab, the lead singer and rhythm guitarist; Shom the band master and the lead guitarist who plays an acoustic guitar besides singing a few songs whenever necessary; Voodoo the drummer, Rudro the keyboardist, and Ria, the female lead who is also the bass guitarist of the band. Lastly, there is the old man Santiago with his guitar store ‘G Minor’, who happens to be the band’s patron.

Mrinalini’s proposal generates tremendous excitement, as 033 is not yet prominent as a band, even though it has been noticed at various college fests. Mrinalini starts capturing the members of 033 on camera as they perform and express their passionate and ambitious views. But the progress on the video is stalled at every stage by something or other that goes wrong. In the meantime, Mrinalini faces problems staying at a hotel and shifts to Shom’s grandmother’s old mansion. This mansion is a house without an address. Since it is situated at the intersection of two lanes, it falls under two post offices. Hence there is a dispute over the correct address. This constitutes an element of fantasy for the band. They have been struggling to write a song on the house and failing every time.

Slowly Mrinalini starts getting involved in the internal dynamics of the group - in their struggle to sustain their identity against all odds. In Shom, Mrinalini finds a withdrawn, sensitive person behind the facade of the apparently egoistical group leader. Through him, she also finds out the reality of their situation. The band members need to get out of the city to make their career, she realizes. Kolkata is a city of displacement, of migration. Though it is never spelt out, the band also faces threat from within. Will 033 be able to keep the members within its boundaries? For that the band 033 has to turn to the entire city of Kolkata known by the code 033.Shom helps Mrinalini to imbibe the spirit of the city….the roads, the flyovers, the mysterious nights… the city with all its history and its longings. Through these journeys, Shom emerges as a more interesting person – but one with a tormented soul.

Mrinalini is keen to know everything about Shom, his life and family. Shom lives with his mother who is a singer and a single parent. He has no hard feelings about his father who, himself a good singer; had left them and moved away when Shom was a little boy. He still cherishes childhood memories of him. Mrinalini has much to tell Shom too, but can’t bring herself to do so. She can only say that she misses her mother, who is no more, and that her father who lives in Philadelphia, is very lonely. But much about Mrinalini remains a mystery to Shom. Why does she want to leave her father to come and stay in this city? Why is she so attached to the song 033?Though shooting in the city gets jeopardized as a result of political turmoil, Mrinalini and Shom seem to enjoy coming close to each other. But, with every step that brings her closer to Shom, Mrinalini begins to feel more and more vulnerable.

Mrinalini tells the band members that the song “033” embodies an ideal relationship with the city, but that such a relationship is just a fantasy for them. They have still not matured enough to represent the city. So the code 033 can change anytime… turning into 011 or 022. This annoys the band but Shom stands by Mrinalini. She decides to finish off the shooting in three days at a nearby sea side. They set off.For three days the shooting goes on with much vigor. But, a distance seems to be growing between Mrinalini and Shom and it is obvious to all. Finally, on the last evening, as they chill out on the beach, Mrinalini pours her heart out to Shom. Her mother has passed away leaving her behind with her father, who is a wonderful man and her only link with the world. Mrinalini says that her father is a singer, the original singer of the song “033”. For a while, Shom argues that his own father had been the original voice for the song, but gradually realizes the inevitability of fate. Both their fathers are the same person. He only asks if Mrinalini knew it all the while. She nods as she watches Shom getting upset.

Soon this spreads among the band and a complex situation develops. Social taboos and prejudices get the better of them. How can a half-brother and half-sister be in love? Unable to cope with the crisis, the group breaks up. Mrinalini turns out to be the culprit. She leaves for Philadelphia while Shom moves around the city restlessly. As time passes by, the band members realize that the city does not sustain them, but the band does. For them the city 033 is the band 033. The gap needs to be bridged. Meanwhile in Philadelphia, Mrinalini learns from her father that she in reality is his step daughter. “Suppression of truth” he confesses. He left Kolkata when his son Shom was five years old; met Mrinalini’s mother when Mrinalini was three; got married and settled in Philadelphia. Though this information bothers Mrinalini, she emotionally declares that she prefers to suppress the truth and remain her father’s daughter, because he is her only link with the world. But her father convinces her to reveal the truth to Shom. He tells her that even after that he will remain her father, and at the same time she will not feel guilty of the relationship she shares with Shom. This eases Mrinalini’s confusions.

Amidst all this, a crisis in their rented apartment compels Shom and his mother to shift to the house without an address. All the other band members shedding their small egos, join Shom. They claim they have an idea for a new song. As they reunite, they realize that the idea is the same old incomplete song…. “house without an address.” Through this new song they try to get back to their roo

Mrinalini comes to Kolkata from Delhi for a project (a part of her Mass Communication course) which is about a music video. For this she chooses to shoot a music video with ‘033’, a band comprising of 5 members-Shome, Rhea, Voodoo, Rudra and Arnab. She wants the people of Kolkata to identify the band with the city as 033 is the dialing code of Kolkata and it connects people. Just like any other band or set up, the band members have their share of tiffs and arguments but Mrinalini is one of the reasons why the band is able to connect as they were all thinking of pursuing other careers. The music video is shot in Shankarpur. Mrinalini also confirms the fact that Shome is in fact her step brother, a fact regarding which Shome is clueless. When he comes to know, he is shocked as he had developed feelings for her. Mrinalini goes back to Delhi. Santiago their mentor organizes one last show for them and it turns out to be a success.


033 is the code for the city of Kolkata. The city stands with its 200 years of musical history culminating in the band movement of the nineties. After years, the city has finally been able to absorb the voices of the young and unpredictable into its closely guarded drawing rooms. This film is a tribute to the efforts of the two centuries that have absorbed themselves with music, reflected here through the band named '033' and its young members. It is a story of how music turns out to be a metaphor of the changing times and emotions for these young people. With its light mood and youthful emotions, the film insists on taking every situation as a celebration of love, life and music like a joyride through the 300 year-old city trying to rejuvenate itself through flyovers and metro rails, shopping malls and mobile phones.Amrita takes the responsibility of inquiring about the living serial killer and goes to a jail where the head recalls of a serial killer named 'Rafique Ahmed' and asks her to go through the profile of a man who was his only confidant in his eighteen years of imprisonment which turns out to be Nibaron Chakraborty! Amrita and Surya goes to Nibaron's house to question him and are greeted by his servant, Swapan. There they get convinced that he has indeed lost it when he says that he has a meeting with 'Rabindranath'. They're almost successful in extracting information about Rafique when Surya interrupts and angers him by mentioning the fire incident in the Book-fair of which he was proven guilty. While in the process of investigating the case further, the same Abhijit spots Amrita and Surya together. Upset and jealous Abhijit nearly walks off the case when at night he comes to Prabir's house and in a drunken state pours his heart out to him where it is revealed that Abhijit lost his father at a young age and also why he prefers to stay away from alcohol as it used to unleashe the beast within his father. Prabir also confesses of having lost his wife and child but being dutiful enough to resume his work from the very next day and encourages him to be strong. Surya takes Amrita to a graveyard and announces that he would propose her in a few days. A cop spots them and they land up in a police station after Amrita slaps the cop. A drunk Abhijit comes for their rescue when the inspector recognises Amrita as Abhijit's girlfriend and calls him after which Abhijit and Amrita reconcile. The next day while discussing about poets and poems at random, the cop duo- Prabir and Abhijit hit the bull's eye as they deduce that the killer is killing people on the same dates as some famous Bengali poets have died. They search of all the possible days when the killer could strike and find out that the nearest of them all is 29 June- Michael Madhusudan Dutt's death anniversary! Amrita shares all that has been happening, including the interview with Nibaron. This convinces Abhijit that he has got the man. On the other side, Swapan- Nibaron's servant, comes to meet Prabir telling him everything about his employer adding that he is now scared of him! Both Abhijit and Prabir keep a watch on Nibaron's house the same night when he is expected to kill another innocent. A hooded figure comes out of the house but it turns out to be Swapan who says, that he was coming to them out of fear. Reaching there they find out that Nibaron has committed suicide! The case gets closed. After a month or so where everyone were getting on with their lives. Rabindranath Tagore's death anniversary (Baaishey Srabon)arrives . Prabir, who has now got on very well with the three youngsters, invites Abhijit for some important work where he meets a man named 'Rabindranath'. But what shocks him was Swapan turning out to be Prabir's servant Kaanai! There its finally revealed by Prabir himself that he was the mastermind behind the murders with Kaanai, an ex-convict carrying them out. He had vengeance on his mind as he thought his Anjan Dutt, Amyt Datta, Lew Hilt, Nondon Bagchi, all in their mid-50's are members of a successful Bangla-band. They go for a show in North Bengal where Ranjana performs a small opening salutation. Anjan Dutt asks Ranjana (Parno Mittra) to come and meet him in Kolkata and promises to help her in recording her solo. Once in Kolkata, Ranjana stays at Anjan's house with him and his house keeper, Kanchan Mullick. One night Anjan tries to seduce Ranjana but due to too much drinking and he faints allowing Ranjana to run. But she stays and nourishes him. This changes Anjan's attitude towards her and he teaches her music. After much insisting, an audio company agrees to record Ranjana's song but no one is interested. Anjan seeks help of his journalist friend and books a primetime show on a top news channel to promote her. This results in making her a super-hit rockstar.... Anjan is hospitalized and Ranjana comes to meet and tell him about her first rock concert. Ranjana tries to persuadee him to come to the show. He quotes "Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbona." Anjan dies in the hospital while Ranjana performs in the concert.
033 is the code for the city of Kolkata. The city stands with its 200 years of musical history culminating in the band movement of the nineties. After years, the city has finally been able to absorb the voices of the young and unpredictable into its closely guarded drawing rooms. This film is a tribute to the efforts of the two centuries that have absorbed themselves with music, reflected here through the band named '033' and its young members. It is a story of how music turns out to be a metaphor of the changing times and emotions for these young people. With its light mood and youthful emotions, the film insists on taking every situation as a celebration of love, life and music like a joyride through the 300 year-old city trying to rejuvenate itself through flyovers and metro rails, shopping malls and mobile phones.Amrita takes the responsibility of inquiring about the living serial killer and goes to a jail where the head recalls of a serial killer named 'Rafique Ahmed' and asks her to go through the profile of a man who was his only confidant in his eighteen years of imprisonment which turns out to be Nibaron Chakraborty! Amrita and Surya goes to Nibaron's house to question him and are greeted by his servant, Swapan. There they get convinced that he has indeed lost it when he says that he has a meeting with 'Rabindranath'. They're almost successful in extracting information about Rafique when Surya interrupts and angers him by mentioning the fire incident in the Book-fair of which he was proven guilty. While in the process of investigating the case further, the same Abhijit spots Amrita and Surya together. Upset and jealous Abhijit nearly walks off the case when at night he comes to Prabir's house and in a drunken state pours his heart out to him where it is revealed that Abhijit lost his father at a young age and also why he prefers to stay away from alcohol as it used to unleashe the beast within his father. Prabir also confesses of having lost his wife and child but being dutiful enough to resume his work from the very next day and encourages him to be strong. Surya takes Amrita to a graveyard and announces that he would propose her in a few days. A cop spots them and they land up in a police station after Amrita slaps the cop. A drunk Abhijit comes for their rescue when the inspector recognises Amrita as Abhijit's girlfriend and calls him after which Abhijit and Amrita reconcile. The next day while discussing about poets and poems at random, the cop duo- Prabir and Abhijit hit the bull's eye as they deduce that the killer is killing people on the same dates as some famous Bengali poets have died. They search of all the possible days when the killer could strike and find out that the nearest of them all is 29 June- Michael Madhusudan Dutt's death anniversary! Amrita shares all that has been happening, including the interview with Nibaron. This convinces Abhijit that he has got the man. On the other side, Swapan- Nibaron's servant, comes to meet Prabir telling him everything about his employer adding that he is now scared of him! Both Abhijit and Prabir keep a watch on Nibaron's house the same night when he is expected to kill another innocent. A hooded figure comes out of the house but it turns out to be Swapan who says, that he was coming to them out of fear. Reaching there they find out that Nibaron has committed suicide! The case gets closed. After a month or so where everyone were getting on with their lives. Rabindranath Tagore's death anniversary (Baaishey Srabon)arrives . Prabir, who has now got on very well with the three youngsters, invites Abhijit for some important work where he meets a man named 'Rabindranath'. But what shocks him was Swapan turning out to be Prabir's servant Kaanai! There its finally revealed by Prabir himself that he was the mastermind behind the murders with Kaanai, an ex-convict carrying them out. He had vengeance on his mind as he thought his Anjan Dutt, Amyt Datta, Lew Hilt, Nondon Bagchi, all in their mid-50's are members of a successful Bangla-band. They go for a show in North Bengal where Ranjana performs a small opening salutation. Anjan Dutt asks Ranjana (Parno Mittra) to come and meet him in Kolkata and promises to help her in recording her solo. Once in Kolkata, Ranjana stays at Anjan's house with him and his house keeper, Kanchan Mullick. One night Anjan tries to seduce Ranjana but due to too much drinking and he faints allowing Ranjana to run. But she stays and nourishes him. This changes Anjan's attitude towards her and he teaches her music. After much insisting, an audio company agrees to record Ranjana's song but no one is interested. Anjan seeks help of his journalist friend and books a primetime show on a top news channel to promote her. This results in making her a super-hit rockstar.... Anjan is hospitalized and Ranjana comes to meet and tell him about her first rock concert. Ranjana tries to persuadee him to come to the show. He quotes "Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbona." Anjan dies in the hospital while Ranjana performs in the concert.
033 is the code for the city of Kolkata. The city stands with its 200 years of musical history culminating in the band movement of the nineties. After years, the city has finally been able to absorb the voices of the young and unpredictable into its closely guarded drawing rooms. This film is a tribute to the efforts of the two centuries that have absorbed themselves with music, reflected here through the band named '033' and its young members. It is a story of how music turns out to be a metaphor of the changing times and emotions for these young people. With its light mood and youthful emotions, the film insists on taking every situation as a celebration of love, life and music like a joyride through the 300 year-old city trying to rejuvenate itself through flyovers and metro rails, shopping malls and mobile phones.Amrita takes the responsibility of inquiring about the living serial killer and goes to a jail where the head recalls of a serial killer named 'Rafique Ahmed' and asks her to go through the profile of a man who was his only confidant in his eighteen years of imprisonment which turns out to be Nibaron Chakraborty! Amrita and Surya goes to Nibaron's house to question him and are greeted by his servant, Swapan. There they get convinced that he has indeed lost it when he says that he has a meeting with 'Rabindranath'. They're almost successful in extracting information about Rafique when Surya interrupts and angers him by mentioning the fire incident in the Book-fair of which he was proven guilty. While in the process of investigating the case further, the same Abhijit spots Amrita and Surya together. Upset and jealous Abhijit nearly walks off the case when at night he comes to Prabir's house and in a drunken state pours his heart out to him where it is revealed that Abhijit lost his father at a young age and also why he prefers to stay away from alcohol as it used to unleashe the beast within his father. Prabir also confesses of having lost his wife and child but being dutiful enough to resume his work from the very next day and encourages him to be strong. Surya takes Amrita to a graveyard and announces that he would propose her in a few days. A cop spots them and they land up in a police station after Amrita slaps the cop. A drunk Abhijit comes for their rescue when the inspector recognises Amrita as Abhijit's girlfriend and calls him after which Abhijit and Amrita reconcile. The next day while discussing about poets and poems at random, the cop duo- Prabir and Abhijit hit the bull's eye as they deduce that the killer is killing people on the same dates as some famous Bengali poets have died. They search of all the possible days when the killer could strike and find out that the nearest of them all is 29 June- Michael Madhusudan Dutt's death anniversary! Amrita shares all that has been happening, including the interview with Nibaron. This convinces Abhijit that he has got the man. On the other side, Swapan- Nibaron's servant, comes to meet Prabir telling him everything about his employer adding that he is now scared of him! Both Abhijit and Prabir keep a watch on Nibaron's house the same night when he is expected to kill another innocent. A hooded figure comes out of the house but it turns out to be Swapan who says, that he was coming to them out of fear. Reaching there they find out that Nibaron has committed suicide! The case gets closed. After a month or so where everyone were getting on with their lives. Rabindranath Tagore's death anniversary (Baaishey Srabon)arrives . Prabir, who has now got on very well with the three youngsters, invites Abhijit for some important work where he meets a man named 'Rabindranath'. But what shocks him was Swapan turning out to be Prabir's servant Kaanai! There its finally revealed by Prabir himself that he was the mastermind behind the murders with Kaanai, an ex-convict carrying them out. He had vengeance on his mind as he thought his Anjan Dutt, Amyt Datta, Lew Hilt, Nondon Bagchi, all in their mid-50's are members of a successful Bangla-band. They go for a show in North Bengal where Ranjana performs a small opening salutation. Anjan Dutt asks Ranjana (Parno Mittra) to come and meet him in Kolkata and promises to help her in recording her solo. Once in Kolkata, Ranjana stays at Anjan's house with him and his house keeper, Kanchan Mullick. One night Anjan tries to seduce Ranjana but due to too much drinking and he faints allowing Ranjana to run. But she stays and nourishes him. This changes Anjan's attitude towards her and he teaches her music. After much insisting, an audio company agrees to record Ranjana's song but no one is interested. Anjan seeks help of his journalist friend and books a primetime show on a top news channel to promote her. This results in making her a super-hit rockstar.... Anjan is hospitalized and Ranjana comes to meet and tell him about her first rock concert. Ranjana tries to persuadee him to come to the show. He quotes "Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbona." Anjan dies in the hospital while Ranjana performs in the concert. Check out this page for more updates on 033.

Cast & Crew


Parambrato Chattopadhyay

Parambrato Chattopadhyay

Som - Lead Guitaris..

Swastika Mukherjee

Swastika Mukherjee

Mrinalini - NRI

Mumtaz Sorcar

Mumtaz Sorcar

Ria - Female Vocali..

Rudranil Ghosh

Rudranil Ghosh

Rudra - Keyboardist

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Roshni Mukherjee

3.0

Roshni MukherjeeTimes of India

033 strums various notes, which are at times discordant and at times in perfect symphony. But when has life been all smooth and rosy? If music be your food for life, then 033 coul..

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  • devenpatel

    2.5

    Right Connection!

    devenpatel, 4 years ago
    This is nice movie. I liked it.
  • kailashmisra

    3.0

    what is story?

    kailashmisra, 4 years ago
    This is nice movie. I liked it.
  • bollyfan25

    2.5

    Modern Generation.......

    bollyfan25, 4 years ago
    This is nice movie. I liked it.

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