Parambrata Chatterjee has come a long way from his television days and is known for acting in intelligent films including the Feluda films. He has worked with a wide range of directors like Goutam Ghosh, Shekhar Das, Anjan Dutt, Sandip Roy and even Rituparno Ghosh; therefore he also has the exposure to various styles of filmmaking. Therefore he is expected to make a film which will be different and intelligent and what better than to make a film on the film industry itself about the struggles which are cleverly woven around an intelligent script? Jiyo Kaka is Param’s first contribution to the industry as a filmmaker.
The film is about three struggling aspirants and very good friends, Ritwick, Amitabha and Aasif who are struggling to get a foothold in the industry. They see, eat and dream films. In fact that is the very base of their existence.Ritwick desires to be a director, Amitabha a lead actor and Aasif a screenplay writer. They just don’t get that much required break. They decide to make a film themselves with each of them contributing in some department or the other, but they just cant get a producer. They then decide to approach a very successful producer, Nilanjana who also turns them down. They then decide to come up with a major plan which is actually their script. Basically they enact their script.
They kidnap Nilanjana and keep her at a house and demand a huge amount of money. What they realize later on is that her secretary had the same plan in mind which he intended to carry out along with a goon. What happens is to be seen as the plan boomerangs but it also takes a different turn in the end as the ending is very interesting .At the end of the film they do get to relive their dreams and Nilanjana becomes a famous star by acting in their film.
The screenplay by Parambrata and Aditi Majumdar is worth mentioning as is the story by Rudranil.This is the first time we see him as a story teller and writer as well and we will definitely see more of him in this role. The three lead actors all play their roles well. In fact Aviraj who plays Amitabha ,a name unknown to most though he had played the lead role in Swapan Saha’s ‘Ei Prithibi Tomar Aamar’ and had been more than impressive’ again shows his acting abilities if given a chance.Kanchan and Shilajit are ideal as the secretary and the goon respectively. The music by Neel Dutt and the cinematography by Soumik Haldar are both good. The film shows us as to level a human being can come down to if in dire straits and gives a view of the realities that exist in the film world.Rituparna as Nilanjana plays her part well though from the very beginning she looks much more like a big star rather than a big producer!T.Sarkar Productions who have produced a number of films in the past including a few Feluda films and Haanda Bhonda(their last film starring Mithun and Aritra which was a big hit) again produces a film which is different and they should be thanked for supporting such a venture.