‘Chaal’, a new Bengali thriller starring Tota Roychoudhury, Saheb Chatterjee, Arunima Ghosh,Riju Biswas(of Bou Katha Kou fame) and others. It promises to be a thriller, something which we have never seen before but turn out to be just another film.Why? There is also something else to be revealed later on. Let the wait begin!
The story begins with Rajib, a wealthy businessman being shown very close to Raj.They are bosom buddies and are brought up by Rajib’s elder sister. Neither of them have parents. They are closer to each other than what own brothers can hope to be.Raj meets Puja and falls in love. Unfortunately she also becomes the object of affection of Rabi who decides to forgo his love for Puja.Raj gets falsely convicted on the charges of murdering Rabi, a bar girl though he doesn’t commit the crime. In the court, he is called a murderer and he is sent to jail.ACP Akbar Ali Khan comes into the picture. He is thoroughly convinced that Raj can’t commit any crime as he knew Raj from before hand and knew Raj wasn’t capable of hurting a fly. He starts investigating the case and opens a can of worms where everyone starting from the cop at the local thana to the both the counsels are involved. The ring leader? None other than Rabi who had bought everyone with money as he was obsessed with Puja and he wanted Raj to be away from her.His last attempt at desperately trying to get married to Puja is prevented by the ACP when he lands up there with Raj and everyone comes to know the truth.Rabi kills himself.
The film has strong performances from Tota and Saheb both of whom are very good but that is not good enough for such a film. The films are very disappointing barring the first number.Dolon Roy looks ridiculous in that wig; maybe they tried to give her a modern look. While some of the action sequences are okay, some look ridiculous. The film might have a name like ‘Chaal’-The Game Begins’ but the fact remains that the film is a complete rip off scene by scene from ‘Khel’ starring Suneil Shetty, Ajay Jadeja and Celina Jaitley where Suneil played Rabi, Ajay played Raj and Celina played Puja.The role of ACP was played by Sunny Deol.What does the story writer of this film have to say about that? Exactly what about the film can he claim to be his own?