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Abelay Garam Bhaat  (2008 - Bengali)

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Abelay Garam Bhaat cumulative rating: 1.75 out of 51.75/5 (2 users)

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  • Abelay Garam Bhaat rating: 3 out of 10(Chandi Mukherjee wrote on 27 Sep 2008)

    Director Subhendu Ghosh, alias “Raaj”, has made “Abelay Garam Bhat” which has been released this Friday.

    Seeing the name of the film one may wonder what kind of film “Abelay Garam Bhat” is? I also wondered, but I thought it might be some thing like “Bikele Bhorer Phool”, where possibly an ole man will meet a young girl.

    I was absolutely right, but what I saw on the screen which I never dreamt of. Let me tell you the cast line of the film. Biplab Chttoppadhyay, bibhu Bhattacharya, Paran Bandopadhyay, Chinmoy Roy, Sudeshna Roy, Lama, Dwijen Banerjee and others.

    The cast line promises a two and a half hour comedy show. Director Subhendu Ghosh also started the film with a hope to make an honest comedy. But as the screenplay is very poor, the actors like Bibhu, Paran, Chinmoy started doing board gestured “television laughter show” comprising with silliest dialogue ever written.

    The story is of five retired person of different community leaded by a bachelor Panchugopal (Biplab Chattopadhyay). At some point the four of them were so disgusted by Panchugopal’s strictness about their “keeping-fit” schedule every morning the decide to teach Panchugopal a good lesson.

    At some point Panchugopal went alone to Digha for a seven day holiday trip as the others denied to go for their family matters. But it was a trick, the other four despatched a call-girl Raima to attend Panchugopal.

    Panchugopal became very worried when the other four also reached Digha the next day.
    Upto this level, apart from very poor screenplay and dialogue, the film was bearable and had a little bit comic element. But after this the story took a U-turn and it becomes a serious story about a girl who wanted to be a cinema actress. We find that girl has also a boyfriend who is fighting hard to become a film director. Her name is also not Raima, she is actually Roma and her boy-friend is Rahul (Abhishek Chattopadhyay). We find how cruel the Tollygunge film industry is We find a old producer trying to seduce Roma openly in his studio room. Anyway, the next half was so serious that all the comedy actors were unable to understand what to so, how to deliver the dialogues. And so, the film becomes boring.

    There are umpteen number of songs here and there, and at times it seemed that the songs are not part of the entire film. Can you imagine three old men (Paran, Chinmoy and Bibhu) in a drunken condition playing “choo-kit-kit” with police in the city street at midnight and singing and dancing?

    Regarding other technical aspects nothing more to say. This applies too for acting also.

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