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Janatar Aadalat  (2008 - Bengali)

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Janatar Aadalat cumulative rating: 1.5 out of 51.5/5 (1 users)

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  • Janatar Aadalat rating: 0 out of 10(Chandi Mukherjee wrote on 26 Jun 2008)

    This 130minutes long film is directed by Manoj Thakur.
    He is not only the director of the film, he is lyricist-cum-music director-cum-screenplay writer-cum-dialogue writer-cum-part producer of the film. One wonders how broad his shoulder is.
    After seeing this film a definite question come to the mind that Manoj Thakur’s name to be nominated for this year’s bravery award or not. No doubt he is a brave man!
    He is not only brave; he is a true speculator too. The film begins with three different shots of a temple, a mosque & a church. He believes in “Sarba Dharma Samannoy” theory? Though this film is presented by Maa Bhabatarini Pictures.
    Let us come to the story of this film first. Story is written by Ruma Thakur, possibly some relative of the director the story deals with a place ruled by a M.L.A who wears a dark glass. As he is a M.L.A, he is a bad man. His name is Debi Choudhury (Dulal Lahiri). His goons did every illegal work under the sun. The main goon is Gobar, who is an expert in raping and murdering local young women. The goons of the M.L.A under the leadership of Gobar collects hafta from the market.
    Apart from Debi Choudhury and his goons, there is also a gang of young people lead by a Christian. His name is Michael (Jisshu Sengupta). He loves a young girl. She is a Hindu. Her name is Mukta. She has only thing to do in the film – singing and dancing with her lover boy Michael at least for three times. Micheal and his group of friends also like the director. They are all secular. On every Sunday they all visit the church and pray. Not only that they all also take part in Hindu festival like Holi.
    One day after enough of Debi Choudhury’s misdeeds they decided to protest against him. One of Michael’s friends is Bapi. In his absence Gobar raped his girlfriend Lata, and consequently Lata committed suicide. Lata wrote every thing in a that happened to her in a diary. Bapi and Michael gave the dairy to the local O.C. (Rama Prasad Banik) as evidence against Gobar. But the O.C. is a corrupt man naturally, he gave the diary to the M.L.A. and Gobar was saved. This made Bapi, Micheal and others mad and they decided to take revenge. And the revenge was taken. But this is not the story in full.
    Manoj Thakur and his story writer are very clever. They knew only Jisshu Sengupta cannot be a box office attraction of this kind of film. So they made a plan. They hired Sunil Mukherjee, Monu Mukherjee, Indrani Dutta, Lily Chakraborty, Tapas Pal and Sabyasachi Chakrabory to act in the film. Now the question is what this box office names did in this peculiar film and why.
    The answer to “why” is very simple. They are professional actors, if they are paid they are ready to play any non-sense character in the celluloid medium.
    Now the answer to the first question – what they did? Probably even the actors don’t know what they did. Like Tapas Pal is a foreign educated man of this locality who proposed to Indrani Dutta and request her to wait as long as he returns from London. Sunil Mukherjee is beaten to death by M.L.A’s goon after uttering one line dialogue. Subhendu Chatterjee plays the local school teacher who is also beaten by the goons. Manu Mukherjee play the character of the father of Lata. He has a brain tumor and was never seen after the death of her daughter. Indrani Dutta has danced in two song sequences. Sabyasachi Chakraborty is the S.P of the locality who was a screen presence of just six minutes.
    The look of the film is that of early 60’s Hindi films. There are at least a nine songs in this film, but not a single song is associated with the story with the film. It can be song of any other film. For example, there is a song “prithibir kanna keu sone na….. (nobody listen to earth’s cry) sung by Kumar Sanu and penned by the director himself. The visual of this song is taken from different known clips. These are from Thailand Tsunami, Hollywood film “Twister” different war footage. Only the director knows what connection of this song has with the main film.
    Nothing to comment about the other technical aspects of the film.
    Now it is your decision weather to recommend Manoj Thakur’s name for this year’s bravery award. I raise my hand in support your proposal.

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