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Kolkata Bengali film-maker Riingo Banerjee's 2010 movie JODI EKDIN (English title: Life Is Magic) is inspired by Hollywood film-maker Norman Jewison's 1994 film Only You (1994) (Buy DVD Online) featuring Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. Jodi Ekdin is a story of an urban couple Neil and Nikita who quarrel one day and go their own ways, with tragedy striking at the end of the day with Nikita’s accident and death. Fortunately, it turns out Neil was dreaming this tragic event, and on waking up, Neil's appreciation for Nikita increases exponentially. In an ironical twist, events that Neil dreamt come true but with the twist that it is Neil who dies in an accident, not Nikita.
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The characters of Neil and Nikita are played by Tollywood actors Indraneil Sengupta and Priyanka Sarkar. Music is by Joy Sarkar, and lyrics by wannabe satirists Anindya Chatterjee and Chandril Bhattacharya of the Bangla band Chandrabindoo.
Riingo's films are always of a different kind than mainstream Calcutta Tollywood movies - from Neel Rajar Deshe (BUY DVD) to Kranti (BUY VCD) to Love (BUY VCD) and then Risk followed by his latest Tollywood Bengali film Jodi Ekdin.
In the promo video of the song Khola Chithi that you can watch online below, a conductor directs an orchestra along with the song being sung by the heroine. Neil (Indraneil) is seen with an appreciative expression while watching the performance.