Children’s films are a genre which any industry is not quite used to making whether Tollywood or Bollywood because children are the toughest to handle and understand and the treatment is the main factor. That is the reason we hardly see any children’s films being made nowadays.
National award winning art director Nitish Roy has taken a gamble by making ‘Gosaibaganer Bhoot’, a children’s film based on a story by Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay.Nitish who has even directed a few films in the past as well but has not got success should achieve success this time around with this film.
The film is centered around a young boy Burun who gets 13 in Maths, the subject which many of used to dread in our childhood(for those of us who didn’t have a thing for numbers and or much of the grey matter).The same happens to Burun as well as he wants to run away from it all. He does actually run away to Gosaibagan and comes across Nidhiram, the friendly ghost (the Indian version of Casper).He helps Burun in everything and suddenly everything seems to be like magic and he becomes a hero.
But then the film doesn’t concentrate on only on Burun and Nidhiram.It takes a different turn.Habu, the dreaded dacoit who has been in prison for 20 years and loves to dress up as a tiger and frighten people along with his gang appears on the scene. It seems he has to settle a score with Burun’s grandfather who is a Kabiraj.He therefore kidnaps Burun and keeps him in his den. It is then up to Burun’s eccentric Maths teacher who is always mumbling formulas and equations (even during his meal tries to work out equations on his plate!)to rescue Burun and his friend Phatik with the help of Nidhiram.Habu turns a new leaf and Nidhiram becomes Burun’s grandfather’s compounder!
The film is ideal for kids. The plot is just right with the team of the friendly ghosts led by Nidhiram just making things friendlier. The art direction is top notch and is expected to be since it is Nitish Roy’s film. Another very important aspect of the film is the music by Chandrabindoo.It is excellent especially the opening number sung by Pratul Mukherjee who has sung under someone else’s music direction for the first time. The animation is also another major plus point of the film. It is in fact one of the best features of the film specially during the song ‘Burun Tumi Anke Tero’ when he is shown to being pursued by the animated creatures.Delightful!Regarding the acting, most of the actors have acted well including the child actor Tojo.It is the overall treatment of the film which is to be noted.
The film which has been produced by Mou Roychoudhury (she has produced Gorasthaney Sabdhan(a super hit last year) and a couple of films as well should again strike gold by tugging the heart strings of children and even elders alike.