Synopsis- Charlatan or Clown? Innocent or Insidious? Terrorist or Troubadour?
There are many ways of describing Herbert Sarkar — a forty year old crank who thinks that he can talk to the dead. Herbert grew up in North Kolkata, feeding on the charity of relatives, and being the butt of local jokes. He declares one day that he has received a message in a dream that has told him where his long dead cousin Binu’s diary remains hidden. People are surprised and amused. But when this prediction proves to be true, Herbert becomes a local sensation. He sets up a roaring business called “Dialogues with the Dead” for three years and for the first time in his life, earns money and the respect of others. However, his luck runs out when the international Rationalist Society declares him a fraud and threatens to turn him over to the law unless he closes shop.