‘Bhalobasha Off Route’ is unconventional not only because love actually happens in a different track, but also because of it’s storyline. The film is actually about how two brothers save the honour and of a village from a gang of goons who have made life hell for the villagers.
‘Chaandi Phata is such a village where Jagan and Magan , two brothers wo are goons have terrorised the villagers. They loot, plunder and beat up people at will and no one dares to raise a voice against them because whoever does is severly punished. Two brothers Sandip and Siddharta are summoned to the village by their uncle to play a football match on behalf of the villagers and save the honour of the village. After reaching there they come across two sisters Rajani and Sinjini. Sandip falls in love with Ranjini and Siddharta with Sinjini. Sandip becomes a traitor in the eyes of the villagers because he deliberately doesn’t score the penalty as Rajani’s father had laid down a condition that he would only get him married to her if they lost the football match.
3 years pass and due to that incident, Sandip has an aversion towards girls. The same request comes again from his uncle and after much persuasion, he agrees to play after he manages to win the trust of the villagers. The match turns out to be a physical battle with Jagan and his team literally physically assaulting Sandip and his team members, but the referee turns a blind eye to everything. However Sandip does manage to score a goal in the end and prove everyone wrong.
The film’s genre can’t be exactly defined because it is neither a love story, nor an action film and nor a full fledged comedy. In fact rather it has all these elements which makes it a complete film. The film has a very strong performance from Saswata as Sandip who is one of the best actors around. Rudranil and Aviraj play the two goons and it is very surprising to see Aviraj potray a negative role. Kanchan Mullick provides the comic relief. One just wishes the story would have beenn a little different during the end and the referee could have handled the match in a different way instead of a one sided match. Tanusree and newcomer Sudarshana are okay. Rudranil is good as a goon as he is good in most roles he potrays, but Aviraj just can’t be a goon. He just doesn’t have it in him as he looks and behaves too goody goody. The music of the film by newcomer Debarpito is quite pleasant specially ‘Mon Re Aamar’.