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‘Janla Diye Bou Palalo’ Review, Premiere Pics; Resounds #HokHullor


The Runaway Bride

Director Aniket Chattopadhyay’s new Rom-Com ‘Janla Diye Bou Palalo’ premiered at Priya Cinema Kolkata on October 17th amidst much pomp and show making it look, sound and feel like a grand Bengali wedding, which makes for the basic plat of the movie.

Staring Actor Arjun Chakroborty and debutant Amrita Chattopadhyay, ‘Janla Diye Bou Palalo’ is essentially a comedy film with the Aniket Chattopadhyay signature and style written all over it. Mimi (played by Amrita), is the Bride (Bou) who, in order to escape marriage runs away from her home on the very night of her wedding and gets on a bus going to Siliguri. Upa Gupta, a brilliant student with a 17th Rank in the All India Medical Entrance Test is more an aspiring musician than a doctor, something that is just not acceptable to the boy’s family and which eventually results in him running away from home to a friend in Siliguri. And as was destined, the two rebels land up in the same bus, that too in adjoining seats and head to Siliguri; indeed with a trail of hilarious incidents brewing behind them as both the families set out on a roller-coaster ride to grab the two rebels and bring them back to their senses. To add to the complications, it is not just the families running after Upa and Mimi but is a thief Ille jagai too, as he had spotted the runaway bride decked up in Gold while she was on the run.


Jar Bou Palalo !!

The New Bengali Film Janla Diye Bou Palalo is essentially an Aniket Chatterjee movie as it is slapstick comedy that forms the basic framework of the film. Right from all the running around to the commotion of the cat and mouse chase, to the family drama, there is comedy everywhere. It must however be noted that, though comedy all around, the movie has a strong feel of Bangaliana to it and has beautifully portrayed the middle class Bengali sentiments where there is still that inherent love and respect for the elders of the family, where education has to culminate in white collared professions like that of a Doctor and where no matter what, the family is always there to fall back on for support.


The Runaway Rebels with the Orchestrator

Arjun Chakroborty who has played the role of Upo Gupta in the film has played his part with complete sincerity and his efforts at perfecting the essential traits of an entertainer, namely action, romance and dance brilliantly shone in the movie. Mimi, the debutant does her bit in playing the young runaway bride well but seems to be missing that X Factor that is needed to be on the top of the charts. As of now, Mimi is good for the ‘Girl Next door and Abla Nari’ kind of roles, at least till a director tries to experiment with the obvious. Biswajit Chakraborty and Biswanath Basu are too good in their parts and have indeed succeeded in drawing genuine cheers from the audience present. The pillars of comedy of Bengali cinema, Kharaj Mukherjee and Kanchan Mallick also had their bits to add to the overall comedy quotient but as the audience we were somehow left wanting for more, at least in terms of Kanchan’s screen time and character build up. Another big letdown was Sanjib Sarkar who played the role of ille Jagai as, neither could he perfect the South Indian accent nor was he given enough time on screen to build up the comedy. Had his character been worked upon a little more carefully, the director could have made little more difference to the film’s comic quotient.

Some bit of cutting short could have also helped in giving the movie that crisp treatment as, the portion in between with the Prem Nakuldana song and the bus ride with the Jatra Party were so not required and kept pulling down the film’s comedy meter.

The film’s music has been tastefully designed and the songs ‘Toke Dilam’ and ‘Swapno Dekhar Ektu Dure’ blend in well with the film’s flow and feel for which the music director Savvy as well as lyricist Prasen deserve due appreciation.


Family of Celebs

With janla Diye Bou Palao, Director Aniket Chattopadhyay has made an attempt to give the Bengali cine goers a family entertainer that has sumptuous doses of laughter and the producers Jalan International Films Pvt Ltd must be thanked for supporting him in his effort, more so when the state is going through such financial and political unrest adding on to the stress levels of the denizens.

Janla DiyeBou Palalo is a good weekend watch that you must attempt watching while the mind is in a non-critical and analytical mode as only then can you get the juice out of a typical Aniket Chatterjee slapstick comedy film.


Sholoana Bangaliana Rating: 7/10

Bengali Film Janla Diye Bou Palalo review By:

SanjibSanjib Banerji takes a keen interest in both Old and Contemporary/modern Bengali literature and cinema and has written several short stories for Bengali Little magazines. He also runs a little magazine in Bangla, named – Haat Nispish, which has completed its 6th consecutive year in the last Kolkata International Book Fair. Being the eldest grandson of Late Sukumar Bandopadhaya, who was the owner of HNC Productions and an eminent film producer cum distributor of his time (made platinum blockbusters with Uttam Kumar, like “Prithibi Aamarey Chaaye”, “Indrani” and several others), Sanjib always nurtured an inherent aspiration of making it big and worthy in the reel area and is currently working on a suspense thriller movie titled Sesh Anko.
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New Bengali Movie Aamar Aami Review; Director Orko Sinha Passes off Average in his Debut Project


New Kolkata Bengali Movie Aamar Ami by debutant director Orko Sinha had a star studded premiere on September 5 and present at the premiere show to support Orko and his team were eminent film personalities from Tollywood that also included the likes of Director Srijit Mukherji and Actor Abir Chatterjee.

Aamar Ami is the story of Subrata, Sumita, Chandrima, Saumya and Anirban, all of whom are constantly seen battling with their present in order to find the true purpose of their life, only to eventually realize the futility of it all.

Subrata, the aspiring poet who hates his job of an LIC agent is burdened with the responsibilities of family but continues to drag on as he is well aware of the realities of life only to eventually give up. Sumita, who was an accomplished theater actor before marriage is seen trying to bag a role in films with the help of her friend Anirban who is an accomplished commercial film director, but eventually gives up her pursuit when she realizes that she is jeopardizing her only son’s and her own secured life in trying to run after her dreams. Saumya, who even though an engineer is seen running from pillar to post to make a mark as a photographer and his girlfriend Chandrima is seen pampering as well as supporting her guy only to eventually realize that life often forces one to make tough choices.

It is this quest to find the Aamar Ami that entwines the lives of these people which director Orko Sinha has tried to cinematically portray in this New Bengali Movie.

Now talking about the actors, it is only the male leads namely Rahul Banerjee, Biswanatha Bose and Upal Sengupta who look and act credible. Arunima who is otherwise a wonderful actress is a disaster in this movie as she looks a complete misfit in the scheme of things. Her tone, her looks as well as her emoting skills look too made up in most scenes and she fails to connect with the audience and express the dilemma that Sumita is going through. Indrasish who was last seen in the Abir-Raima starrer Hrid Majharey has also matured as an actor but still needs to go a long way.

The technical aspects of the movie are well taken care of and director Orko definitely shows some promise in terms of his story telling techniques; he just needs to be choosier about the cast. Actress Debleena who was in a short but ‘showy’ role was good in her part; sexy and with the right attitude, which well explains why she finds a significant place in the film’s poster in spite of having an insignificant role to play.

Music by Raja Narayan Deb is nothing too mesmerizing as just the title track Aamar Ami sung by Rupankar is one that you may at least feel like humming along; but yes only till you are in the theater as the music is definitely not worth carrying back.

This movie had an interesting concept and good style of presentation but what kept hurting the eyes were scenes in which actress Arunima had to play the middle class housewife with all that streaked hair and the zero size which is so not a ‘Bangali Bhodromohila’ image.

Though the director had all good intentions of presenting an interesting concept, it surely could not be made smartly enough to draw the audience to the theaters time and again resulting in a box-office hit. We wish director Orko the Very Best for his future endeavors and hope that people can soon identify with his style of storytelling and start taking note of his films.

Audio Music Album Launch of Bengali Film Aamar Aami