In The film “Charulata” by Satyajit Ray, Bhupati enquired about the meaning of the title “Amabasyar Chaand”, an essay written by Amal. When Amal fumbles about the meaning Bhupati wanted to know was the essay anything about eclipse? When Amal nodded, Bhupati enquired was it about moon? Amal said “no”. Lastly Bhupati questioned whether there was even anything about “Amabasya”, the last day of the dark fortnight? When Amal said “no” to this question also, Bhupati said he had no intention to listen to that piece.
Director Sujit Guha’s “Neel Akasher Chandni” might have the same fate, if there was no Koel Mallick. Actually the story has nothing about moon or blue sky, here Jisshu is “Neel”, Jeet is “Aakash” and Koel is “Chandni” and the story revolves around the cliché “ek phool do maali”. It is not even a “old wine in a new bottle”, the bottle is also an old one.
Sujit has tried to fool the audience who constant kept predicting that Jeet ultimately will get. But Sujit found its very difficult to manage the length of the film. So, in the interval Jeet dies in a car accident and Koel was married to Jisshu.
But how can a film starring Jeet-Jisshu-Koel be an hour long? So, after the interval Jeet was found as a Christian singer in the north Bengal hills. Then his name is Anthony. What a story man? When everyone thought it was another guy, not Neel, Sujit discloses it was actually Neel who was not dead in that accident. So this time when Aakash was ready to marry Chandni (who in the meantime never slept with Neel to keep her virginity in tact), Neel faces an accident.
Aakash and Chandni rushes to the hospital when Neel was dying, but the length was not yet fulfilled. So Aakash lends her kidney (why?) and blood (why?) to Neel. Neel was saved, but Aakash’s condition become worse. The chief doctor said Aakash can not be survived as because of his old problem. What was the problem? If for any reason Aakash be senseless, he would die-that was the problem. But how a kidney transplant be possible without being applying anesthesia? So at the end of the film Aakash dies.
The only plus point of the film is the presence of Koel Mallick. If she was not there everyone would behave like Bhupati of “Charulata”