KOLKATA, Dec 10, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Felu Mitter is back with a bang!
While watching "Gorosthaney Sabdhaan", directed by Sandip Ray, the
new Felu-da film which released today, I was wondering how the senior
Ray would have thought of shooting this particular scene? How he would
have picturised the action sequence? What kind of a musical instrument
would he have used in the background music (I miss his music soooo
much!!) while going through the shots of Ripon Lane, the stairs of
Bourne and Shepherd or the moving vista of Park Street??
Thinking of an alternative while watching something like this
which has been long-awaited may seem a little queer, but I had nothing
else to do but , think of senior Ray, with whom , and with his immortal
creation's I, and my entire generation has grown up, this is a fact
which cannot be overlooked! It is only because of this, whenever I watch
a movie concerning Felu-da, apart from "Sonar Kella" and "Joy Baba
Felunath", I ponder about all that I have witnessed in my teens; firstly
the non-melodramatic Jatayu aka Lalmohon-babu played to the 'tee' by
none other than Santosh Dutta, a typical North Calcutta Bengali
character who- though, provided something called 'comic relief' from
time to time in a Felu-da caper, but had his wits all tightened up and
expressions sharpened as a scalpel which will keep him alive for
generations to come. Here in this current film Bibhu Bhattacharya has
tried quite hard to bring Lalmohon to life but seriously failed and
evoked nothing but yawns out of his mindless bufoonery and over board
reactions. Siddhartha Chatterjee's Topshey was nothing but Topshey,
anyone will agree to that. Though Parambrata has been replaced by Saheb
(Zee Bangla Anchor), the pure smile, the innocence and the intelligent
sparkle in the eye is no where to be seen.
Read the complete Tollywood Kolkata Bengali Movie Review by Nilanjan Nandy on Washington Bangla Radio.