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New Bengali Film Fakebook Review; Young Cast and Fresh Concept Makes the Film a Delight to Watch

How many friends do you have on Facebook? How often do you check the number of likes and comments on your posts and pictures? Do you feel irritated when the net connection is a bit slow and you cannot log into Facebook as quickly as you wanted to? If all of the above are true for you, then you are truly a netizen (citizen of the internet). Director Sanjoy Bardhan’s latest release Fakebook is about the netizens and about the side effects of this extreme addiction to the digital world.

Hutum, who stays in a one room rented place with his family consisting of his father, mother, elder brother and sister, delivers newspaper to earn his livelihood. Their only hope of a better life rests on the bagging of a good government job by Hutum’s elder brother. Things take a turn when Rajorshi, Hutum’s best buddy opens his Facebook account. Hutum becomes friends with Payel, a Delhi based Bengali girl. Hutum soon falls in love with her and in order to meet her goes all the way to Delhi on a bicycle. However on reaching Delhi, he gets the shock of his life and his world turns upside down. What will Hutum do next? How will he accept the reality?

Director Sanjoy Bardhan’s film Fakebook is engaging and will appeal to both the youth and also to their parents too. The linear narrative used in the film helps in making the film easy to understand. How the youngsters become affected by the digital space and how their lives are affected have been dealt with effectively in this film. The director must be congratulated for actually taking up such a relevant topic and making an engaging film on it. The film does not have a boring scene and though the ending is quite predictable, it is enjoyable.

Music by Sandip Kar, Dolon-Mainakk is refreshing and the songs are hummable. E’ buker agoone’. is a good romantic track for sure.

Acting is the other strongpoint of this film apart from the concept. Gaurav Chakraborty as Hutum shines in the film. His mannerisms and his diction of a boy living in the suburbs of Kolkata are extremely credible. A middle aged woman seated beside me even was comparing his acting with his brother Arjun Chakraborty’s in Chirodini Tumi Je Amar 2 (Where Arjun also played a similar character). Ridhima Ghosh as payel did not have much to do apart from looking pretty in the film. And she did that very effectively. Tanaji as Rajorshi is also good as Hutum’s best buddy. Indrasish Ray as the Jat boy shines in his small role. The actor must be appreciated for adopting the Haryanvi accent so well when for many a Bengali speaking actors, even speaking fluent Hindi comes off as a challenge.

Fakebook is one film which though may have a light hearted tone to it, speaks about the hard core reality of the lives of the youngsters in today’s times. A film not to be missed.

Rating- 3.5/5

Priyanka Dutta

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Kolkata Flower show 2015 Inaugurated by the Gorgeous Tollywood Actress Gargi Roychowdhury


Kolkata Flower Show 2015

“There was a time when this area where the P. C. Chandra exists used to be a mere dumping ground. My father used to be irritated about the state of this place. However after the beautification of the area started, he was only the person to praise the beauty in front of my NRI uncle and aunt. Thank you P. C. Chandra for the effort that you have taken for the beautification of the place” said eminent actress Gargi Roy Chowhdury. The actress was present at the inaugural ceremony of the Flower show 2015 at the maple lawn of Chandra’s Green project.

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The actress along with M. B. K. Chandra, Group Chairman, Mr. A. K. Chandra, Group Managing Director, Shri Abhijit Laha inaugurated the flower show 2015.

Flowers of all kinds including Roses, Dahlias, different kinds of cactuses and bonsais were showcased at the flower exhibition. The whole area looked vibrant and colorful owed to the presence of so many flowers.

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More than hundred children from the various NGO’s like Ektara, Tiljala Primary School, Manovikas Kendra, United Basti Development and SHIRC (Speech and Hearing Institute Research Centre) were also invited to the flower show. The children will also be participating in a sit and draw competition and also enjoying themselves in the beauty of the flowers.

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Mr. B. K. Chandra while speaking on the occasion highlighted on the fact that this is an initiative which will enable people to create a much needed interface with nature for the people in the city.

Initiatives of this kind will help in enhancing the greenery in the city and also making the city a better place to live in for the citizens.

Priyanka Dutta

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