We all somewhere envy whatever we see in the lives of others. We all at one point of time must have felt I wish I would have been him or her . What if that really happens one day like Satyajit Ray's "bhooter raja dilo bor" ?
It may sound a bit absurd but what you suddenly wake up and see you have become what you wanted to ? It can be called as letting all the inner wishes come true . What follows next is a roller-coaster ride where you scream for the two leads , laugh out loud , feel sorry for them and yet hold on to your seats till the end .
The lead roles have been played by two of the finest actors present in tollywood Parambrata Chatterjee (as Satrajit), who is the director of the film too , and Rudranil Ghosh(as Rajarshi). And they deliver a performance which is to be remembered by one and all for long . They prove their true potentials and how !! Even raima sen (who play satrajit's wife tanuka) and neha panda do pretty well in their small roles . Director Parambrata knows very well how to bring out the best out of his cast and its very evident in the film. The child actor Kabir too gets a special mention for his charming and innocent presence and expressions . Hats off mr.director for wonderful casting including yourself.
They go out on a joyride and when they end up exchanging their lives they find themselves in deep trouble. The actors mimic each other's role so well that the audience go through a fantastic comedy where there isnt a trace of forced laughter. Performance wise its one of the best comedies of tollywood. Director Parambrata take a bow !
But is it only laughter ?Well the answer is no . Through the journey both discover what is missing in their lives and how much is the grass on the other side green and is it actually green or the same . Rajarshi and Satrajit stagger in their exchanged lives beacuse of the new shoes they have got their feet into making up a mess . But they soon add the charm badly needed in each other's life and both seem to realize what they had been missing out on . Satrajit learns to open up the windows in his life and Rajarshi learns to plan things in his life. The scene by the river at dusk and in the boat where they reflect upon the changes in their life is one of the best scenes. The cinematography is brilliant . That reminds me of two other beautifully touching scenes , the ones where parambrata visits the hospital and rajarshi's parents in chandannagar . There isn't much dialogue in his part but he delivers so poignantly that it wet my eyes. Add to that mohan's voice with the song "bhoy dekhas na please" and its just perfect. Indradeep Dasgupta has scored really soothing tunes which have been beautifully picturised , specially "bhoy dekhas na" and "mor bhabonare". Mor bhabonare is really one of the best picturised songs in recent times connecting tagore to even smallest of happiness in our life .
One may complain of too many slangs in the dialogues but come on isnt that how friends usually men talk to each other ? so lets be realistic. Superb dialogues make it a really enjoyable comedy. Only I felt it could have been ten minutes atleast shorter .
To sum up I would quote a song of the film with a twist for Parambrata : perecho dhorte hojoborolo e jibon ki je chaye !!!! 8.5 on 10 .