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New Bengali Film Britto Movie Review; An Average Fare but for the Talented Ena


Britto is a Bengali word which means a circle. This can refer to circle of life too. In this circle of life, comes deceit, love friendship and all the other human values and emotions. Recently released film Britto deals with these myriad human emotions.

Bitto begins with the marriage of Rony and Mrittika. As the film proceeds, we are shown that Rony is just the average guy with no special skill at his disposal and with no ambition in his life. He fails to keep his job and also earns a fixed income for his family. Mrittika who is mature for her age takes up the job of an escort and pulls the family out of the financial crisis. However she looks for love and due recognition, which she gets from Debdatta. She gets the opportunity to make her name as a singer. But can she go beyond her past life as an escort and make a new beginning? Does love come to her? Britto has the answer to all these questions.

Director Surajit Dhar’s narrative style has an element of restraint which makes it for an interesting watch. However the patience of the audience is also tested due to the dragging of many scenes and situations. One could have refrained from doing so. However one question that I have for the director is why does a woman from a lower middle class background have to resort to prostitution to fend for her family; does it not demean the woman who is capable of so much more? She may not be enough educated but there are always other respectable means of earning! You definitely need to start thinking out of the box Mr. Director!

The camera work by Amlan Dutta deserves a special mention. He has done a great job with the camera angles and this raises the film viewing experiences a few notches higher.

Gaurab Chatterjee’s background score and Shankha Bandopadhyay’s music is soothing and pleasing for the ears.

The biggest revelation in the film is none other than Ena Saha who delivers a credible performance as Mrittika. She plays the role of the twenty something wife with gusto and lights up the screen in the simple cotton saris, the oil smeared hair and the kohl rimmed eyes. The actress has come a long way from her television days. She truly justified her claim that the audiences will get to see her in a new avatar in this film. She surely lives up to the expectations.

Vikram as the good for nothing husband Rony is also good in his part. Joy as Debdutta is also a fitting addition to the acting list in the film. Soumitra Chatterjee and Alokananda Roy have nothing substantial to do in this film.

Overall, Britto with all its good and bad is neither a bad film nor an excellent one. It is an average film that could have been made sensational with a little bit of intelligent treatment. People may want to go to the theaters to watch Britto only if they want to watch the gorgeous Ena in an all new avatar as for the rest, it is all a below average fare that you may not want to waste your money on, especially when there is so much of Puja shopping yet to be done.

Bengali Film Britto First Look and Promo Launch

Sholoana Bangaliana Rating- 2.5/5

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Priyanka Dutta takes a keen interest in lifestyle and entertainment related news. She also enjoys interviewing celebrities and other renowned personalities. Priyanka holds a post graduate degree in English and Mass Communication. Journalism is her passion and she has reported for many a reputed international web portals.







New Bengali Movie Bindaas Review, Premiere Video and Actress Pictures


Timing the release of huge mass connect movies starring popular heroes during festivals has over the years been one of the most tried and tested strategies of the film industry and this year too, it is Eid 2014 that has set the platform for the release of Salman Khan starer Kick and Tolywood Hero Dev starer Bindaas in Bengal.

Video of Dev, Sayantika, Srabanti at Bindaas Premiere (You Tube)

Bindaas is the story of two rival villages and their blood thirsty village heads who do not even flinch an eyelid before ruthlessly murdering innocents from each other’s village and a young foreign educated lad played by Tollywood hero Dev who gives up his career and life of comfort to try and restore peace and help these villagers live in harmony. Interwoven within this age old saga of rivalry of villages is a love story that ropes in the children of the heads of these two villages.


From this very brief introduction of the New Bengali Movie Bindaas am sure the urge to really find out more about the plot must have evaporated into thin air as, such stories have been presented with different flavorings time and again over the years but unfortunately the story of Bindaas has been presented just as stale with not even a pinch of new flavoring added.

Right from the beginning to the end, the story seemed like various frames with events that the masses will be able to relate with have been put together to just create a money spinner in the districts. To elaborate on this, the song Party shoes that features right at the beginning of the movie just came from nowhere and was placed for no particular reason. Not just that, even the song Remix Quawali has been completely designed to cater to the sensibilities of a certain section of the society and somehow stuffed into the movie even though it was just not required.


The entire movie has fight sequences that look shabbily choreographed and fake as, throughout it is just people flying and falling with loud thuds with mere punches from Abhi (the protagonist played by Dev). The violence shown in the movie is also just an effort to show things that people in some areas of Bengal can relate to as there too, such violence is rampant.

The two pretty ladies, Sayantika and Srabanti have also been totally wasted. These sexy Bengali actresses are either seen blinking foolishly at the smart acts of the hero Abhi or standing as an arm candy with a pretty smile on the face. Sayantika features in both the peppy numbers namely Party Shoes and Remix Quawwali but fails to make an impression as neither does she get enough frame space nor time to show her assets. Talking about the heroines, I would also like to add that little more caution should have been exercised in doing up their hair, makeup and even costumes as while Sayantika looked perfect in all the salwar kameez and kurtas she wore, her western outfits looked ill-fitted and gross. Srabanti at least passes off that detailed scrutiny with her ever beautiful smile.


In terms of acting, Chiranjeet and Kharaj Mukherjee were the only ones who could do justice to their roles and Kharaj was indeed the much needed comic relief in this very bizarre plot. Dev still has a long way to go in terms of maintaining consistency in performance and keeping up with the honor of Mahanayak that he has been recently bestowed with as, while his performance was definitely praise worthy in Kamaleshwar Mukherjee’s movie Chander Pahar, here he was an absolute disaster. Sayantika was loud as ever and was definitely not a treat to watch on screen.

Director Rajib Biswas has made a conscious effort to stuff in all hit making ingredients into the movie but seems like he forgot to tell his actors how to emote. Having said that, director Rajib Biswas should nevertheless be congratulated for his sense of timing and understanding of the sensibilities of a certain section of the society as this movie, no matter how difficult it may be for some to sit through, will surely stand out as an amazing money spinner as the hero Dev has just been presented in a manner that his huge fan base can kill for.

While Salman Khan is rocking the theaters this Eid with his film Kick which has an equally absurd script, it is Dev’s pull that will be put to test as this movie has nothing to offer apart from the Dev quotient which we, along with the producers hope will be enough to fill the SVF coffers.


I would thus like to conclude with a note of Thanks for the producers Shree Venkatesh Films as this is one production house that dares to experiment with subjects and while on one hand encourages the making of films like Apur Panchali on the other, it also promotes those like Bindaas.

Spend your hard earned festival bonus on watching this New Bengali Movie Bindaas only if watching Dev move about on big screen gives you reason enough to smile for days to come.

Rating: 1.5/5

Sesh Bole Kichu Nei: Movie Review, Poster, Trailer; Did we Expect Too Much ?


Cigarette smoking and tobacco consumption is injurious for your health. It can lead to cancer. These kinds of statutory warnings at the beginning of films and serials have become a compulsory item. With steps being taken to increase the awareness of the people on such issues, there is a great role that films can play in popularizing such thoughts among the general public. Recently released Bengali film Sesh Bole Kichu Nei by director Anjan Dutt is a take on such issues.

The film is about a Bangkok based Bengali writer Animesh Roy (Played by Anjan Dutt) who comes back to Kolkata on receiving an email from his estranged son Judhajit. Judhajit is a song writer by profession. Animesh finds that his talented son had died meanwhile in a road accident. He also finds out that Judhajit was a drug addict. Animesh’s search for his son’s songs leads him to meet his son’s friends Kakoli (Subhasree) and Andy (Jisshu Sengupta). This quest takes Animesh on a tour of the dark world of the drug peddlers and also gives him an insight into the lives of the drug addicts.

With an experienced director like Anjan Dutt at the helm of affairs, expectations are bound to rise among the audience. The film rather than addressing the issues regarding drug addicts and peddlers focuses too much on the other issues. This leads the audience to lose track of the main issue. It does not strike when the iron is hot. It strikes when the audience has got bored and is wondering is anything exciting next. This will lead many to get bored in the process too. Why will a father simply leave his only child due to the wife’s death at childbirth? Any rational human being will have tried to cope with the grief and raised the child as the last ray of hope in his life. Even if I agree with this reaction, why will this same person come rushing back after getting an email from his so-called-estranged-son whom he had left behind with his father-in-law some thirty years ago? Moreover I have doubts whether a heroin and cocaine addict individual can be cured so soon as to start singing songs. Kunal, the character played by Bratya Basu is never explained clearly in the film. As the audience we had to rack our minds and assume that he is an old friend of Animesh. These are some glaring loopholes which I failed to understand. This also bored me as I expected something new and exciting from an Anjan Dutt film.

Soumitra Chatterjee as the father-in-law does full justice to the role given to him. Jisshu as Andy also gets a thumbs up for his act as the drug addict. You forget for a moment that you are actually watching Jisshu on screen. Subhasree is good in her role. But at times she fails to remain the girl next door and actress Subhasree gains an upper hand. Anjan Dutt’s role will remind many of his character San in his earlier Madly Bangalee. Bratya Basu as Kunal does a fitting job in the small screen time allotted to him.

Music in the film is quite good and gels well with the pace of the story.

Sesh Bole Kichu Ney is a film which despite having all the ingredients and matter to serve us a great film fails to strike the note. Despite dealing with such a relevant issue, it fails to strike a chord with the Bengali movie goers.

Rating- 2/5

“Shesh Boley Kichu Nei” Bengali Movie official Trailer | New Bengali Movie 2014 | Jisshu, Subhasree (You Tube)


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Priyanka Dutta takes a keen interest in lifestyle and entertainment related news. She also enjoys interviewing celebrities and other renowned personalities. Priyanka holds a post graduate degree in English and Mass Communication. Journalism is her passion and she has reported for many a reputed international web portals.





New Bengali Movie Hasi Kannar Itikotha: Review, Poster; Can it be Called Bengali?

Bangla-Movie-ReviewRemember the films 100 Days or Ghulam-e-Mustafa or Agni Sakshi? Then you must also be aware of the man behind such hit films. He is none other than director Partho Ghosh. The director’s last film was Ek second..jo zindagi badal de in 2010. After a span of four long years, the director is back with a Bengali film titled Hasi Kannar Itikotha. The premiere of this film took place at Bijoli cinemas recently.

The plot of the film revolves around Raj and Mitali. Mitali has lost her parents when she was small and she has been raised by her uncle Dr. Shekhar Sen. She is pampered a lot by her uncle and this has made her moody and proud. Raj is a middleclass boy who is a champion boxer. Things take a turn when Raj has to marry Mitali to get his mother treated for a serious ailment. Mitali fakes to be a cancer patient. However Mitali gets the shock of her life when she gets to know that Raj himself is a lung cancer patient. On the advice of her uncle, she takes Raj to a Durga temple. She swears that if her husband does not recover from this fatal disease, she is going to die at the feet of the goddess at the temple. What happens next? Does Raj recover? Or does Mitali die?

The elementary problem as Sherlock Holmes often said lies in the script itself. In this age when directors are making realistic films with topical issues, why did the director resort to such a stale old tale? This is beyond my level of understanding. The concept of bringing back the life of your husband from the Yama (god of death) may have been acceptable for the audience during the early phases of cinema making in India, but this is not at all acceptable now. When doctors are not able to cure the lung cancer ailment, how can merely sitting in front of God help in the recovery process? This is one fact that I failed to grasp during the whole film screening. I do not want to sound like an atheist, but one has to be practical. God helps only those who help themselves. And in the film, nothing of that sort was shown.

The dialogues which have been dubbed in Bengali further add to the discomfort level. Why would the director want to show a dubbed film and proclaim that this is a Bengali film? This is cheating the audience. Or as Captain Haddock would have said “Millions of blue blistering barnacles”!!

Even the shooting of the film has not been done anywhere in the city. This is also strange given the fact that this is a Bengali film. The only thing that has been done in Kolkata is the promotion and the premiere show.

If you think this is the end, then you are wrong. The actors are also non-Bengalis. Aman Varma as the uncle, the lead pair Rahul and Anushka are all Non- Bengalis. The acting is also atrocious. The lead pair does not have chemistry and their acting capabilities are not something to write about. They are too loud and irritating for comfort. Even Aman Varma who is a well known television actor fails to make a mark in this stale old film.

Music is jarring and will only add to the discomfort of the audience.

After having been tortured during the film viewing process, I have one message for the director. Merely having a cast of Non-bong actors and shooting in places outside Kolkata will not guarantee that the film will be a hit among the masses. The Bengali film fraternity has moved ahead and the tastes of the audience have also changed. Kindly notice the changes and make films in the near future so that the audience does not have to tolerate such films.

Hasi Kannar Itikotha is one film which you must stay away from. I can vouch for the fact that you will be left with only tears and there are very less chances of you leaving the hall with a smile on your face.

Rating- 0.5/5

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Priyanka Dutta takes a keen interest in lifestyle and entertainment related news. She also enjoys interviewing celebrities and other renowned personalities. Priyanka holds a post graduate degree in English and Mass Communication. Journalism is her passion and she has reported for many a reputed international web portals.