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Review of

Hawa Bodol  (2013 - Bengali)

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Hawa Bodol cumulative rating: 3.7 out of 53.7/5 (104 users)

My Rating

  • First 'spark' too gross

    Hawa Bodol rating: 6 out of 10(Aditya Chakrabarty wrote on 23 Mar 2013)

    What do you do when you have a nagging wife who doesn’t give you any respite? Do you wish for an alternative? A different life perhaps? What if this actually happens? Then does it become a boon or a curse? Well, something of that sort happens when Jeet who has a nagging wife in the form of Tanuka(he also has a 7 yr old son) comes across his classmate after so many years one day. They make merry at a party, get drunk some more and then Jeet suddenly says what would happen if they could trade places? Well......

    Hawa Badal, Parambrata’s second film as a director is a 'dramedy' about consequences that one might face if you trade your life with someone else and the end result might not always be high and happy. This is exactly what happens to Jeet and Rajarshi when they trade places and their lives are screwed up. Rajarshi, a musician is a Bengali speaking character who doesn’t know how to handle Jeet’s wife and his family and his professional life as well and it is all muddled up. Jeet as Rajarshi has major problems adjusting to Rajarshi’s life as a musician as well as that of a bohemian and he also has to handle Inca who flips for Rajarshi and is a bohemian by nature and becomes his protege whom Jeet as Rajarshi promotes. Life is absolutely screwed up for them. However after a while, they can’t take it any more and it is Rajarshi who decides to rewind to sequence of events that particular night(when they traded lives) and again follow that sequence of events to see if things can go back to normal. Yes, there is again a spark(though not quite in the manner as in the first instance) and things do become normal again.

    The film is a dramedy because there are situations in life which might frustrate you and you might want to get out of it, but is it is better to go in for a change or is better to stick with something and try to bring a change in that? The film offers several situations where the audience bursts in to giggles or laughter and might seem entertaining, but at times it is gross and strictly cheap humour. Imagine the first instance which ignites the ‘spark’ and fails to do so for the 2nd time. It is just too gross and cheap. The film does have it’s share of profanity which might still be acceptable, but certainly not the first ‘spark’. Raima Sen doesn’t have much to do in this tale about two friends and is okay as is Neha Panda as Inca who is adding value to the small roles she is doing in films. Seems her days of being a stylist are over. The camaraderie between Param’s ‘Jeet’ and Rudranil’s ‘Rajarshi’ is perhaps what makes it watchable. Kamalika Banerjee in her cameo is nice.The music is so so.

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