BLOOD is the title of a Bengali film released this Friday.
In the evening show on Friday in a south Kolkata fully air-conditioned Dolby-Digital theatre these were only five spectators to watch this movie. And so, after 15 minutes the air-conditioning machine was switched off and instead fans were on so that the spectators don’t feel any breathing problem. We, the poor five, watched BLOOD for long two hours.
The main trouble of the film is spectators don’t know either the actor’s name or the name of the roles they are playing in the movie. They are called “Thamma”, “Sir”, “Maashimaa” and occasionally “Sanjay” and etc. The only actors whose names are known are Debesh Roy Choudhury (appears only in three scenes for just little less than 5 minutes), Mita Chatterjee (appears for 4 or 5 scenes for little more than 10 minutes) and Bhashwar Chatterjee (appears in 1 scene for exactly 3 minutes, and what a scene it was!!)
Director Anushuya Samanta (probably she also did act in her own film, but in which role not known) had tried to make a murder thriller in a “whodunit” fashion. She had written the story and the screenplay also. The story and the screenplay both lacks even zero intelligence. Before 40 minutes of the end the spectator will known who the killer is and the remaining part of the film is dedicated to this killer explains why he has become a killer. So after intermission it is another story – the story of the killer.
One evening a marries woman of high society was found murdered and it was revealed from the post-mortem report that she was physically involved with the killer before murderer. So the crime branch of the police headed by Debesh Roy Choudhury gets involved in this case.
Apart from Debesh, there are two women and one man in the crime branch team. In the rest of the film we find these unknown faces handling the murder mystery.
After the first murder, two another murder happens successively in the same manner. The crime branch team finds that the serial killer’s target are married women who are sexually perverted and whose names starts with the letter “N”.
Anushuya Samanta habe shown us the sexual pervertion of those women are murdered explicitly. That is the USP of the film.
She has also tried to create some suspense by showing the male crime-branch investigator with certain vague expressions, as if he might be the killer. But the technique and screenplay is so poor, that her attempt failed.
And when we come to know the real serial killer’s identity and his reasons to kill the sexually perverted women – we become really disappointed.
The bottom line: This is a silly movie.