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New Bengali Movie Aamar Aami Review; Director Orko Sinha Passes off Average in his Debut Project

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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

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

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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

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.