After a brief pause director Sujit Guha is in action again. His latest Bengali film “Mon Mane Na” has been released this Friday. The film is produced by Surinder Films. They have kept their pair of Dev - Koel I their earlier film “Permer Kahini”.
“Permer Kahini” was Dev - Koel’s first pairing film. Though that film did not click commercially, but the pairing of Dev - Koel was noticed and appreciated.
“Mon Mane Na” is a love story, which we have seen several times in Bengali, Hindi and English movies in the past. The most recent example of example is Amir-Juhi starrer “Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin” from which even a song sequence has been lifted directly.
Koel Mallick is Riya whose marriage has been fixed by her father Biswajit Chakraborty who is a big industrialist. But Riya does not to marry right now. She left her home and not getting an air-ticket she opted for a bus to travel to Darjeeling. Rememer the Bengali film “Chaoa Paoa” of the fifties where Suchitra Sen defying her father Chhabi Biswas left her home.
Like Chhabi Biswas, here also Biswajit Chakraborty gave an ad in the newspaper announcing reward of rupees 10lakh for returning of Riya to her father.
Riya meets Rahul (Dev) in the bus who initially seemed a petty criminal running away from the police for stealing a costly necklace. Here the police officer chasing Rahul is Tapas Pal (Rahman).
Apart from Tapas Pal, a gang of goons also chasing Riya for the reward. But Rahul brings Riya to their own village house somewhere near Siliguri. There his elder brother Kaushik Banerjee with his family leads a cultivator’s life driving a red tractor. After a long pause it was nice to see Dilip Roy acting in a film. He enacts the role of grandfather of Rahul.
Riya was going to meet his lover in Darjeeling, who had a evil plan to grab the industry of Riya’s father. But unfortunatelty when a group of masked terrorists attacked in the Kurseong mall, it was Rahul who rescued Riya. Riya asked the help of her lover, but he fled away. Riya fell in love with Rahul. And in the meantime spectators are aware of the fact that Rahul is not a thief, he only stole the necklace for the money needed for the treatment of his elder brother’s son.
So, when it becomes clear that Riya is not in love with a criminal, then there was little left in the story line. It ends well, so all was well.
The film is released through QUBE digital system and hence the picture quality is great. Koel and Dev has done their job well. Two song sequences have picturised in Singapore streets, but this time Jeet Ganguli’s tune does not seem the catchy like “Permer Kahini”.