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Bhalobasa Bhalobasa  (2008 - Bengali)

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Bhalobasa Bhalobasa cumulative rating: 2.9 out of 52.9/5 (8 users)

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  • Bhalobasa Bhalobasa rating: 3 out of 10(Chandi Mukherjee wrote on 03 Oct 2008)

    The USP of this Rabi Kinagi’s latest film is that Hiran and Shrabanti singing and dancing with Bangla songs in Salzburg, Austria. Why Austria? Because, this film is made the heart of Rabi Kinagi. He said, “I can relate the story.”

    But the million rupee question is whether the audience of “Bhaloasa Bhalobasa” would identify the locate as Salzburg? They should rather identify Alps as the foothills of Himalayas and Salzburg as some where in the North Bengal near Darjeeling as they have seen some foreigners around.

    From the name any body can easily assume that the film is a love story. No doubt this is a love story but with a strong sub-plot of father-son relationship.

    Sabyasachi Chakraborty plays the father and Hiran the son (Sudhu). The father is very dominating and adamant in his views. He gives guidelines to everybody of his family in every step. Every body not only religiously follow his instruction but also feel scored – including his son who has a dream to take two vital decisions on his own – one, regarding his career & two, regarding his marriage. But his father, Mr. Sen, owner of a big construction company, pokes his nose in Sidhu’s two big wishes. He orders him to join his company, and he plans for Sidhu’s marriage with a girl who is also afraid of his father. Anyway we have known if man proposes, god disposes. Following this rule Sidhu, with his four friends applied for a bank loan to start a business of their own and Sidhu fell in love with a girl named Priya (Shrabanti).
    Again we know, if two main lead characters fall in love in a commercial cinema, it will end in a happy note. But before this happy note there is a “Kahani Me Twist!!”

    When the father comes to know that Sidhu loves a girl and doesn’t want to marry the girl selected by him, he gives a proposal to his son. The proposal is Priya has to stay in Sen Family for seven days, and after that he would decide whether he would accept Puja or Sidhu has to marry the selected girl.

    Sabyasachi Chakraborty and Laboni Sarkar as his wife have tried to put life into their characters. But the major hindrance they forced the dialogue and the dramatic content of the sequence. Locket Chatterjee and Komolika as daughter-in-law and daughter of the family have nothing to do, than feeling the frame. Subhashish Mukherjee as the domestic help is the supplier of comic element. If there is no element of comedy in the scene, what he would do.
    There is no doubt that Hiran can’t act. By acting he means only shooting. Apart from that he is not that handsome also like Dev and Jisshu. It is only he, who has the spoilt the film singlehandedly by his acting. But the life line or survival of all the romantic scenes is Shrabanti. She is soothing to look at and fortunately she can act also.

    Apart from Hiran, the other major negative thing is its length. Can you believe the film is 165 mins long? This is real torture!!

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