Shaan - Ananya in Rupe Tomay Bholabo Na (2013): Bangla Movie Review
Shaan and Ananya - Picture Courtesy: Official Facebook Page
Kolkata, Feb 24, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio): Director Raj Mukherjee continues to explore mother-daughter relationships with Rupey Tomaye Bholabo Na.
Debutante actress Ananya Sarkar plays daughter of celebrity mother essayed by Swastika Mukherjee. The daughter grows up in an environment where her mom outshines her in every way - beauty, popularity and attractiveness - resulting in insecurity that leads the daughter, now in her teens, to see her mother as a competitor for her man.
Thus the story of Rupey Tomaye Bholabo Na is fresh and sets itself apart from other films.
Another attraction of this new Indian Bangla movie is youngsters Shaan Roy and Ananya Sarkar. Ananya has caught viewers' eyes with national-level TV serials like ‘Pyaar Ki Ek Kahaani’ and ‘Bade Accha Lagte Hain’.
The film also boasts of stellar performances by Swastika Mukherjee, who plays the superstar mother, and Kaushik Sen as her husband. Soumitra Chatterjee plays a medical counselor in a cameo.
In the story, teenager Ritu (Ananya Sarkar) has grown up feeling inferior to her celebrity mother Kaberi Mukherjee (Swastika). The situation gets worse by day in spite of her father's (Kaushik Sen) attempts at resolving the situation. Young man ‘Sunny’ (Shaan) and Ritu develop a relationship that has a calming effect on Ritu. But Ritu feels threatened by Kaberi when Kaberi approves of Sunny as well. Matters get much worse with Ritu.
Though the plot is good and offers something new based on a mother-daughter relationship, the proper scrolling from the opening to the climax is not well-structured. It could have been better had the script been more gripping.
The youngsters, perhaps not unexpectedly, pale in their performances next to powerhouse acting by Swastika Mukherjee, Kaushik Sen and Soumitra Chatterjee. Music by Piloo Bhattacharyya approaches adequacy with none of the compositions being remarkable enough to be memorable. Editing comes across as jerky.
Though the storyline and subject matter of the film are likeable and performances of Swastika an Kaushik Sen stellar, the pitfalls are too many to please a huge number of film-lovers.
- Barshali Banerjee (email@example.com)