Every week Tollywood is giving us a new director. The turns this week is of Rangan Chakraborty. His first film “BOR AASBE EKHONI” released this Friday. “BOR AASBE EKHONI” is written by the director himself.
Rangan is basically an ad-man, had made a few insignificant but serious tele-films and his own production company “GRAPHITI” delivers more insignificant and non-serious, non-fiction television programs every week. He writes pseudo-serious post-edit essays frequently in Bengali newspaper of rapture. That means the director himself though a debutant in the film making area, but is well known in the Bong cultural circuit. So, a few people thought “BOR AASBE EKHONI” might be a path breaking Bengali film, if not “PATHER PANCHALI”. Rangan Chakraborty probably made those poor people disillusioned. “BOR AASBE EKHONI” turns one to be another run off the will Bangla rom-com with eight songs and with Jisshu and Koel in the lead. But….but with a little bit of intelligence and taste which is very rare in Bengali cinema these days. Probably this is the only USP of this cinema for which it stands out of the other rom-coms delivered in the last few weeks from the Tollygunge stable.
“BOR AASBE EKHONI” is the story of falling in love of Mitil, a Siliguri girl, with Avik, a software engineer from Kolkata. Mitil wants to live her life, she doesn’t want to marry right now and for that she leaved Siliguri and comes to Kolkata and starts living in a girls’ hostel. But here she also finds that majority of the residents of the hostel are interested in love and being married as early as possible. She gets bored and decides to live alone in the rented house and then she discovers in this cultural city an independent adult girl still today needs a husband to stay in a rented house. This city even today doesn’t allow rent the house to an unmarried girl who has a wish to live her own life. The story then takes the usual route. She request Avik to play the husband’s role so that she gets easily a rented flat. Avik falls in love with the simplicity and nativity of the girl but does not express his love for her. And at last the girl who feels that she loves her fake husband.
Apart from being smart and intelligent film “BOR AASBE EKHONI”, suffers from a problem of being predictable and that in the main plot of the film is the fake marriage between the two main characters.
But the theme of fakeness repeats second time when Mitil’s father falls in a fake illness to teach a lesson to his daughter. Though this sudden illness comes as a “jhatka” to the audience. But the moment when audience finds the illness is a fake one, it does not create any problem instantaneously but creates a problem in the final sequence when Mitil and others come to know that Avik meets an accident and he is in a serious condition in a Nursing Home. Everybody of the audience can easily guess the fakeness of the accident much before the characters of the film. So, the theory of “that is well what ends well” does not apply to this film as that fake accident scene was the end scene of the film.