Nowadays quite a few Bengali commercail films are remakes of Telugu or Tamil films and hence this is nothing new. But with Bikram Singha, it is a little different.
It is a remake of a new Hindi film ‘Rowdy Rathore ‘ starring Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha and others and features Akshay in action for the first time in 7 years which in turn is a remake of a Telegu film ‘Vikramarkudu’. Incidentally the Bengali version is getting released before the Hindi version. Imagine the chain nowadays!
Going by the lot, Bikram is a complete copy of Rowdy Rathore . The story is about a small time conman Gupi who falls in love with Madhu when he runs into her at a wedding where he is not invited. A six year old girl also thinks Gupi to be her dad. Also some dangerous criminals are hot on his heels for certain reasons which are completly unknown to him. He also lands up in a town called Debgarh which is under the control of it’s M.L A and his gang and he terrorizes the entire the entire town. Hence the only saviour for the town can be Gupi who becomes Bikram Singha.
This film probably has one of the most illogical plots in recent times which defies everything. Just like Shatru which was a hero centric film and debutante Nusrat Jahan didn’t have much to do, the same thing has happened to debutante Richa Gangopadhyay who is a actress of south Indian films but is a Bengali. She doesn’t have anything much to do because it is a complete Prasenjit film. Even in her short span on the screen she doesn’t seem to be too impressive and her looks and figure seem appropriate for a South Indian film rather than a Bengali film. Her voice has also been dubbed by Srabanti.
Prasenjit had said that it is Bengali commercial films which has made Prasenjit today what he is and reach out to the mass and he would continue to do a commercial film from time to time to live up to his image. Well in this film, he does live up to his name and it is ‘Pasenjit’, not Prasenjit all the way. He dances, he romances, he plays the fool, he bashes up goons, he leaps from buildings , he is injured severely a couple of times, yet he doesn’t die, he can not because after all he is our very own Pasenjit here as Superman ‘Bikram Singha ‘ and as thief Gupi as well. It is the action sequences which don’t seem credible just like the plot as Bikram just will not die no matter even if 6 bullets are pumped into him! He has to be kept alive for the sake of the film! After he is super cop Bikram Singha! Just imagine what is done in the name of cinema! OH! Bikram even has an astra which is sort of a discus just like that of Krishna with which he kills the evil forces! HM! Anusmriti who acted in ‘Bhorer Alo’ and wasn’t that bad plays a cop here and though one can’t say much about her acting here(lack of scope), with make up and figure wise she is defimitely much better than Richa. The song Dhik Tak Na’ by Bappi Lahiri is catchy and even a couple of duets sung by Shaan and Mahalaxmi Iyer which have been shot in Jordan is pretty nice. Bollywood actress and item girl Mahek Chahal who has also appeared previously in ‘Big Boss 5’ appears in an item song here , however one doesn’t fancy the song at all.
All set and done, it is a film strictly for ‘Pasenjit’ fans.