Locket Chatterjee & Abhishek as College Students in OGO BIDESHINI (2011) - Bengali Movie Review

By Aditya Chakraborty
WBRi Kolkata Special Correspondent

[Abhishek Chatterjee, Sohini and Joy Mukherjee launch Ogo Bideshini soundtrack album at premiere in Kolkata]
[Abhishek Chatterjee, Sohini and Joy Mukherjee launch Ogo Bideshini soundtrack album at premiere in Kolkata]
Abhishek Chatterjee, Sohini Pal and Joy Mukherjee launch Ogo Bideshini soundtrack album at premiere in Kolkata

Calcutta, May 7, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Imagine the story beginning with actor Abhishek Chatterjee and actress Locket Chatterjee playing college students! They play Rwik and Saoli respectively. Saoli is in love with Rwik and is obsessed with him though he only considers her to be a close friend.

Entrance of Nadi (Sohini Pal) - the daughter of a family friend of Rwik who comes to stay with them, marking the beginning of a new chapter in the film. Rwik and Saoli become close over a period of time so why should Saoli stand for it? She and her brother threaten Nadi at different times and Nadi decides to go away.

The very next moment Nadi becomes blind and there is blood on Rwik's chest! HOW? WHY! WHERE? No answer! Saoli‘s brother (Tapas Pal) comes and pleads with Rwik. Nadi advises him to get married to Saoli and he agrees. But Saoli passes away before their wedding day and she donates her eyes to Nadi in a letter which she leaves behind. Thus starts some rona dhona which had started a long time back and continues till the end.

The film intending to be a tearjerker turns out to be a somewhat of a tragedy itself. The reason is when you have a star cast having Abhishek, Locket and Sohini in the lead roles where the first two names play college students, it comes across as a bit strange. Only Sohini fits the bill because of the role which she plays suits her age in real life and it is only she who can be a college student if at all! Locket performs well in a role which comes naturally to her as does Tapas Pal and Debjani (playing Rwik’s elder sister) who acts well. The comic sequences featuring Nimu Bhowmick aren’t too funny. The music is a little okay. The picture quality at the theatre initially was a bit challenged.