Stellar Performances in BOJHENA SE BOJHENA (2012) by Payel and Mimi (WBRi Bangla Movie Review)


Watch: Bojhena Se Bojhena Bangla Movie Director Raj Chakraborty on his new film

Indian Kolkata Bangla Movie Poster: Bojhena Shey Bojhena (Bojhena Se Bojhena)Kolkata, Jan 1, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio) A city guy in love with a rural girl, a Muslim boy in love with a Hindu girl whose dad is a cop, and an unexpected road accident form the basis of Raj Chakraborty's new Bengali film ‘Bojhena Shey Bojhena’.

Adapted from M. Saravanan's popular 2011 Tamil movie Engaeyum Eppothum starring Jai, Anjali, Ananya and Sharvanand, the Indian Bangla movie opens with the scene of a terrible accident involving head-on collision of two buses. The film is almost entirely a flash back.

Small-town girl Joyeeta (Payel Sarkar) of Balurghat came to Kolkata to attend an interview, and got lost in the megapolis. She had to seek the help of Avik (Abir Chatterjee) - a stranger.

Noor (Soham) fell in love with nurse Riya (Mimi Chakraborty) as he watched her from his roof. Riya is, however, by far the more dominant one in their relationship.

All four characters are passengers of one of the two buses that meet with the mishap. The climax of the Kolkata Bangla movie is about the fate of these four and their fellow passengers.

Chakraborty leaves behind some minor grey areas in the captivating story line, like Noor showing Riya his ancestral home from the bus a long way before the bus reaches it, and why Avik looks far and wide for Joyeeta when she is right there in his home town.

The audience is likely to get engrossed in the faboulous performances from all the actors, especially the leading ladies Payel Sarkar and Mimi Chakraborty who have delivered impressive performances. Payel will win hearts in her de-glamorized role, and Mimi will do the same in her "ultra-smart" role.

Chakraborty's direction is excellent, this movie perhaps being his best so far. He did well to bring aboard cinematographer Shubhankar Bhor. The accident sequence is outstanding and is an obvious critics' choice.

No foreign locations, no item numbers, no unnecessary comedy and no ‘Rajini style’ action ensures the film has no distractions. In spite of difficulty in relating the film to it's title, Bojhena Se Bojhena is very likely be successful and bring in great amounts of box collections.

- Jyoti Prakash Mandal (jpmandal@washingtonbanglaradio.com)



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