Probably in the late 70’s of the earlier century director Shakti Samanta made a bilingual film of the same name starring Uttam Kumar & Sharmila Tagore.
This version of “Amanush” directed by Rajib has no similarity at all, with the earlier film. The major dissimilarity between the two is that the earlier one is watchable movie, this version is completely opposite.
Binod(Sohom) is a orphan and is being admitted into a city Engineering College, only because he is basically a meritorious guy. But Binod is a simpleton. The street smart city students don’t like Binod mainly because of his peculiar hire-style and poor dress sense.
Ria(Shrabanti), his classmate shows some interest on Binod. Ria takes a mission to change Binod from a loser to a achiever. Binod, never in his lifetime, has received such an attitude from a girl. He misunderstands Ria’s attitude as her love for him. But Ria actually loves Aditya(Rehan).
Suddenly Ria finds Binod has developed a sense of possession regarding her. If anybody comes in between them he is ready to kill him/her even. Ria starts believing Binod as a psychopath. Which he is actually. But why Binod, from the very beginning, is a psychological disorder is not explained very properly. Even at one point of time Binod abduct Ria to a deserted house in a distant piece to possess him. Before that he had killed whoever has come in their way. Even he takes a plan to kill Aditya.
The end of this 140 minutes long film is very much predictable. The main source of inspiration of this psychopath-part is Hindi film “Darr”. So, the director – story writer (N.K.Salil) could not think much beyond the source. At the end Binod sacrifices his life.
The music by Jeet Ganguly is good. The song sequence shot is Mauritus is beautiful. Sohom has done a good job. Shrabanti is like a prop which looks good. Rehan is intolerable. Biswajit Chakraborty in a small role of Ria’s father is as usual.