Making a film for the children is one of the biggest challenges that a director can face. If directors feel that making a film for the entertainment of the adults is difficult, then it is an even bigger challenge to make something for the young minds. With the objective of catering to the entertainment needs of the young audience, director Swapan Ghoshal’s New Children Film Bhoot Bhuture Samuddure had its premiere at Indira cinema hall recently. Director Swapan Ghoshal, Bhaswar Chatterjee, Paran Bandopadhyay, Joyjeet Banerjee, child artists Sayan and Megha were also present at the premiere show of this New Bengali Film. The music launch of the film also took place on the same day just before the premiere show.
The music in this film is by Debjit Roy. Speaking on the occasion, he said “There are six songs in the film. The songs have been composed keeping in mind the fact that this is a film for the young audience and hence they must be able to enjoy them. Rakhi Dutta, Kharaj Mukherjee, Atanu Sen, Amit Ganguly have lent their voices to the songs in the film”.
Based on a story by Prafulla Roy named “Kabul Tabuler Notun Bondhu”, the film revolves around two naughty kids Tabul and Tinni. They go with their parents on a visit to Digha and stumble upon the mystery of the missing Lalkamal Babu. It is due to their introspection and nose for mystery that they finally meet the ghost of Lalkamal Babu and unravel the truth about his disappearance. Lalkamal Babu was actually murdered by his cousin as he was given the entire property by his uncle. The two kids are initially terrified when they chance upon the body of Lalkamal Babu. They find out the murder weapons and bring the murderers to justice.
What works for Bhoot Bhuture Samuddure is the fact that the story has been told in a simple manner. This will be of much help for the young audience. The way the story unfolds will keep them glued to their seats. The director Swapan Ghoshal has done justice to the original story. The use of the rhythmic lines may remind you of Satyajit Ray’s Hirak Rajar Deshe. The director blends them well with the storyline and it never seems out of place.
There are two issues which may strike the minds of the parents accompanying the children. One minor issue is the scene when the two kids remove the sands with a thick branch and uncover the body. The same sand is removed by the murderers using a spade. How can two kids remove the sand with a branch when three able bodied men needed spades to do the same? The other issue is the dance of the ghosts when they reveal the story of Lalkamal Babu to the children. The parents sitting in the theaters may feel that the dance looks straight out of a dance reality show. However when seen from the viewpoint of the children it actually helps in taking the story further and adds to the mystery of the film.
Music in the film is average. Kharaj Mukherjee, Rakhi Dutta, Baishali, Amit Ganguly, Debjit Ray have sung the songs in this film. Had the music been more effective, it would have taken the film to greater heights. Children’s films like Hirak Rajar Deshe or the Goopi Bagha had great music. Bhoot Bhuture Samuddure’s music does not reach up to that level.
The actors must be applauded for carrying off their parts well. They are neither too melodramatic and nor too mellow. Acting by the two kids who play the roles of Tabul and Tinni is good. They have been well directed and they play out their part with the childish innocence required in this role. Anamika Saha as the mother also does justice to her role. Bhaswar Chatterjee whom we have seen in a few films on ghosts also carries off his role with elan. Paran Bandopadhyay as the story teller and the grandfather of the two kids is perfect.
Bhoot Bhuture Samuddure is a good film to take your child to. They will enjoy it immensely. And do not worry even you will like this film.
Bhoot Bhuture Samuddure Movie Review By:
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