WBRi Movie Review: Jeet Goswami's ABAR HOBE TO DEKHA (2012) - Samrat Mukherjee - Sudipta Gon Chowdhury

Indian Tollywood Bangla Movie Actress Sudipta Gon Chowdhury

Bengali Actress Sudipta Gon Chowdhury
Bengali Actress Sudipta Gon Chowdhury

Samrat Mukherjee
Samrat Mukherjee

Kolkata, May 12, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) Jeet Goswami’s ‘Abar hobe to dekha’, which premiered in Nandan theaters in Kolkata, rides upon a socially relevant theme upon which numerous movies have already been made – HIV. Although the induction of the dreaded disease was welcomed with alarm and panic, the world is now in a position to accept the reality and work out ways in which the disease could be arrested.

Even though the movie is a small budget one, there were expectations on the part of the audience that the movie would turn out to be a winner following the path of national award movies like ‘I am’.

The film opens with ‘Aniket’(Samrat Mukherjee) in his mid 50s reading a letter from his daughter who informs him that she is coming back home after her exams in college. The next reel is in a flashback mode where he remembers his love interest ‘Teesta’ and the days that he spent with her.  Time played fiddle as ‘Aniket’ had to pursue his career and write his final IS exams to get a public service job. However, after clearing his exams, ‘Aniket’ is in for a shock as he realizes that ‘Teesta’s marriage has already been fixed and that he could not do anything about it. He forgets her and moves on. But Fate is not to be ignored that easily as when ‘Aniket’ goes on a business trip to a far away village, he encounters ‘Teesta’ living alone in a small hut, ignored and neglected by the village people.

The second half of the movie goes on to show ‘Teesta’ recounting her story to ‘Aniket’, in which she explains the reasons for her current condition and how she is afflicted with HIV. 

Abar Hobe To Dekha (2012) Kolkata Bengali Movie Poster

The movie fails to impress in its entirety as the highly dramatic plot, interspersed with pockets of mediocre acting and run of the mill editing, seems very long and taxing indeed. Samrat Mukherjee is the only actor who seems to have done some justice to his role. The only credit that director Jeet Goswami could be given that is that he decided to do a movie with a socially relevant theme instead of harping on a romantic drama.

The film will definitely assist in spreading awareness about AIDS. The rest is up to the audience who would eventually decide the fate of the film.