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Golmaal  (2008 - Bengali)

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Golmaal cumulative rating: 3 out of 53/5 (3 users)

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  • Golmaal rating: 0 out of 10(Chandi Mukherjee wrote on 08 Jun 2008)

    Swapan Saha has tried in the genre of comedy in his latest film “Golmaal”. This might be the most ‘Golmaal” incident of 2008. Swapan Saha is master in making family drama. Due to the demand of the time he is forced to punch in fight & action sequences in his films. But his films have never turned in to only action film. Comedy is not Swapan Saha’s cup of tea. Probably he is forced to punch comedy in his latest film, and there happens the “Golmaal”. Pralay (Prosenjit) and Mainak (Tota) are friend and brothers from their childhood. Pralay was in love with Chandni (Priyanka) from their childhood. But it was very surprising that neither Mainak nor his sister Khushi (Namrata) knows about Pralay’s love. Story- screenplay writer Manjil Banerjee has been able to convince the venture director Swapan Saha that the ignorance of Khushi & Mainak about Chandni & Pralay’s love would make a comedy. Swapan Saha understood at one point that he as making neither a convincing comedy nor a family drama, but it was too late. Almost at the end he definitely took the initiative and added some specific spices of his family drama genre and saved the game. Otherwise the comedy between Pralay, Mainak, Chandni, Sangeeta (Varsha) created earlier would become the major nail in the coffee of “Golmaal”. Prasenjit & Tota are good actors, but they are not versa tile. On any day they are bad comedy actors. So trying comedy with Prosenjit and Tota is a bad idea from the beginning. The only comic element infuse in the film is created by Jisshu Sengupta. His sense of timing is so accurate, that even comedian like Biswanath Ghosh had to give a strong fight when he was sharing the frame with Jisu. When Swapan Saha understood that comedy cannot save the fate of his film, he took the help of Judo Ramu (Action Director) and punched in a heavy dose of fight scenes between two brothers, Pralay and Mainak. The reason behind their fight was “heavy sentu”. Mainak said to Pralay that they had no connections of blood and that statement created the “sentu” in Pralay’s mind, and that generated the platform for a “heavy jhaar” by Prosenjit to Tota. Swapan Saha knew only “sentu” and “baatela” was the keyword of his genre for the last 10 to 15 years, so he is wisely depended on his old thought. The Golmaal created earlier was sorted out in the end. The camera work, editing, music and acting do not deserve any criticism.

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