Natobar Not Out
This is the story of a young chap â€˜Natoborâ€™ from a typical north Calcutta middle-class neighbourhood whose heart beats for poetry, but with no appreciation coming from any quarters â€“ not even the local club, he loses heart almost every day. But by a strange quirk of fate, he gets a job as a copywriter in an advertisement agency and gets acclaim for the first time for his rustic spontaneous jingles. This recognition catapults him to a lifestyle replete with the latest gizmos, branded clothes, international cuisines and of course, the currently mandatory credit card. He becomes a hero in the neighbourhood with getting one of the local events sponsored by his company and also at home, by exhausting his credit card limit in buying gifts. In his new avatar, Natobar somewhat strays away from his next-door girlfriend Mithu and buys a diamond pendant for his sensuous colleague Ujaala at the agency who accompanies him to Bombay for an ad film shoot. All this comes to an end with the bank and the moneylender pursuing him for his dues and his company losing the ad film contract for which Natobar had slogged. Face to face with reality, Natobar puts down his pen to pick up the lathe machine at his father's factory and calls it the graduation of an artist to the post of Vishwakarma, the architect of the world. He is still Not Out!