Swapan Ghoshal’s “MAHAKAL” is full of “JHATKAS !” The first one of them is that the movie is a mundane copy of the Raj Kumar Santoshi cult film “GHAYAL”. The second JHATKA – Prosenjit prancing around with a 22year old named Indira. The Third JHATKA – Kaushik Banerjee sporting a one and half feet long milk-white wig which made him look like a Joker out of the green room after completing half of his make over! The Fourth JHATKA – a middle aged Tapas Pal slamming the goons with a number 4 football! The Fifth JHATKA – Rajatava Dutta, Rajesh Sharma and others seating in a bar where the song “thumak thumak thumki, lachak machak…”is going on! Thus Swapan Ghoshal’s MAHAKAL is all about giving audiences some much needed JHATKAS. May be the socially inclined director has decided to awaken his countrymen by giving them some audio-visual electric shock. But some cynics and stoics like us may presume it to be a shock which might kill people rather then uprise them. Still Swapan Ghoshal has chosen some great men like Judo-Ramu (Action), Rana Dasgupta (Camera) & James Anthony (Choreography) for materializing his dream of fulfilling such a successful shock treatment. The Italian neorealist master Federico Fellini made films like “8 1/2” which haunted and electrified spectators around the globe for decades. Swapan Ghoshal is certainly a protégé of Fellini (perhaps Antonioni too)… may be the other way round but he certainly is. Men like Swapan Ghoshal and women like Purba Ghoshal (story) come in ages and films like these come in centuries. Hence such geniuses should never be left unprotected amidst the tyranny of the civil society. Rather they should be secured in the museum for public display.