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Brake Fail critic rating (Times of India): 3

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Brake Fail  (2009 - Bengali)

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  • Brake Fail rating: 2 out of 10(rahul sengupta wrote on 11 Jul 2009)

    The Break Has Failed…

    There is a plot. There is a subplot. There is a plot amidst the subplot. Then there arrives a subplot within the plot of the subplot… confused? You should be. Kaushik Ganguly has created his own version of a “confusing fairy tale”. With characters popping up here and there, unscrupulous story line, gravity defying incidents and insane characters, “Brake Fail” evolves as one of the most cheap fairy tales ever told on the celluloid of Bangla film history. Ganguly said that his film was a tribute to Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s genre of treatment. This view just remains unacceptable. The music by Neel Dutt is simply below par. Songs are abundant in quantity and scarce in quality. We recapitulate that Robert Bresson and his cameraman Fillip Augustini used to bar the actors from expressing and enacting the conventional age ole mode of acting, from the belief that conventional enaction dilutes and disorientates that actual nuances of front camera performances. Here we discover that Ganguly has made himself (Altaf Bhai) and all the characters a “mockery of mockery” so much that anger may transform to agony and anguish. Annu Kapoor as Papaji is a relentless eye sore. So is Swastika with her “painted profile”. Santu Mukhopadhyay has jumped like a joker only to prove that this is a modern day fairy tale. Camerawork is age old and backward looking. “Brake Fail” is thus an unrealistic fairy tale. Mr. Ganguly and his mavericks have made a fool of themselves in their quest to fool the audience. If Ganguly’s “Jackpot” was a step backwards towards neo-commercialized cinema then “Brake Fail” would be the second step backwards into it. All the characters are diabolical, perplexed, lurky and mushy who have just one pivotal task… make a mockery of themselves. Technically too, the film has been an utter disappointment. It remains a mystery as to why the screenplay makes every character “a comical tragedy” to stress the fairy tale notion.

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