Awara starring Jeet and Sayantika which has been produced by Shree Venkatesh Films turns out to be a run of the mill film which has few factors going for it , but then runs out of steam.
The film is about Suryo, the ‘Awara’ and do gooder who falls in love with Poulomi at first sight . The main hindrance is her brother Indrajit who stays in Kolkata and who is like a goon. Just when you thought taking care of him would solve Surjo’s problem’s, the actual problem starts and a sub plot becomes a big plot cum part of the film. The film becomes all about the rivalry of Indrajit and Tony,a dreaded don. It becomes a case of upmanship all along the way with a few characters getting bumped off. Suryo plays a double game with Tony to end the rivalry and also win over Poulomi whom Tony eyes.
The film has too much violence and just like other films in recent times, the action scenes are laughable and certain things hard to believe like for example, the hero actually comes out after being buried alive(he had been buried under the ground, but overnight rain washes the mud away!). This just gets too much! The fast numbers are a little catchy which have been shot in Ladakh and Malaysia. Sayantika whom we have seen earlier in a few films gets a chance to opposite a star like Jeet and she is okay. Mukul Dev as Tony isn’t such a great choice and his voice has also been dubbed(by Kushal Chakrabarty). Rather the performances of Supriyo Dutta whom we are seeing as a villain in other films and even in this film and specially that of Kharaj Mukherjee is to be noted. Kharaj Mukherjee is one of the most talented , versatile actors around nowadays and he wins over everyone with his flair of comedy.
Nowadays, films with names like Jaaneman or Awara (which are Hindi names and names of Hindi films made earlier) are being shot, but wish the content and the storyline is a little more believable.