Prasenjit appears in his first commercial film after his two stupendous success, Autograph and Moner Manush.Needless to say it is an extremely disappointing film mainly because of it’s larger than life plot, inconstancies and Prasenjit’s mannerisms.
Firstly the plot-Ashutosh (Prasenjit) brings his mother to the city for treatment and sees seed of corruption and negligence in every sphere of life. He tries to set things right by bashing people up and settling things in his own way. He becomes a known face and a wanted man by the ruling and the opposition party. A journalist Mondira who is aware of Ashutosh’s strengths approaches him and asks him to be Aladin, an imaginary character created by her who has written a letter to the channel disgusted with the happenings of the system in our daily life and has decided to commit suicide on 15th Aug.He is forced to accept the offer as he gets Rs 4-5 L for it required for his mother’s treatment. After he appears live on the channel one day and speaks to the people, he becomes a messiah. Seeing the reaction of the people, he wants to run away, but something prevents him from doing so. The opposition party decides to use him and take him under their wings and so does Palash, Mondira’ boss and owner of the channel who has big political ambitions. It is just that unknown to him, when he has his conversation with Mondira, she tapes it, gives it to Ashutosh who shows it to the entire state. The people later on harass him and Somnath, the ruling party’s minister who is the candidate for chief Minster. Maya Debi, the opposition party’s leader also tells everyone that she had been with Ashutosh all this while and had supported him as she wanted to expose the likes of Somnath and Palash.
Prasenjit after ‘Autograph and Moner Manush has become a messiah to the film industry and maybe to quite a few people as well when it comes to stature and acting skills, but he is himself going back to his old days. Those same mannerisms, the same walking style like a loafer which puts you off-is the Prasenjit we want to see again? Then you have a Mondira,a journalist(played by Paoli) who appears magically wherever Ashutosh appears to go. How is this possible? Ashutosh and Angshuman’s father is said to have died in the Kargil war. Well, aren’t they a little too old for their father to have died in the Kargil war? What is being shown as a studio of the channel can clearly be understood to be a Sony Bravia showroom! In one of the songs, you can clearly see the difference in the appearance of Prasenjit as it seems that shooting was stalled for quite a period of time. There are political hints and there are two things worth noting-the chief minister who appears to be more than a decent chap and is a very rational character and the opposition leader Maya Debi who appears to be well sort of someone like our Didi herself! In fact she is even dressed like her, only that she is married and even has a daughter! Imagine our Didi being married! The songs aren’t great.Saheb Bhattacharya, the new Topshe also appears in a sub plot with Arpita Mukherjee where they are shown to be the children of Somnath and Maya Debi and are supposedly in love. Just imagine!
The film’s ‘finest’ moment-In the absolute opening sequences of the film, Prasenjit leaps into mid air , catches a bomb midway which takes limitless time to fall to the ground, gives advice to members of both political parties fighting with each other and then just chucks it away in a vacant place!
The film ran to a near empty hall even on the day the press was invited! Nothing more needs to be said.