From the very title of the film “Pa Ma Ga Re Sa” it is evident that the this film deals with music. Here the storyline deals with the contradiction between two different genres of music – Classical and Pop.
Director Surajit Dhar has made this musical is the trend of late 60s’ romantic films. Here the male protagonist (Rohit Roy) is a singer but indicted by the record company boss (Biswajit Chakraborty).
Rohit during his tour in Shillong meet a girl (Reshmi Ghose) who has a brilliant voice. Rohit brings Reshmi to Kolkata to expose her talent. Reshmi is basically trained in classical music and she is also able to compose.
During this period Rohit and Reshmi falls in love with each other.
In the mean time the daughter (Gauri Karnik) of a famous classical guru, returns to India from abroad. Gauri is also a singer. Gauri wants to make a musical album jointly with Rohit. Rohit tells Gauri about his recent composition by Reshmi. Gauri likes it and decides to make the song the tune of Reshmi. Reshmi also becomes happy knowing that her creation will be recorded very soon. When everything was ready, Reshmi had to leave for Shillong to meet her mother. Gauri takes the opportunity of Reshmi’s absence. She changed the entire composition from Classical to Pop. Rohit could not protest much as the big record company boss Biswajit Chakraborty had agreed to bring out the album as there is Gauri along with Rohit.
While returning from Shillong, Reshmi hears the composition sung by Rohit and Gauri is a FM Radio. The album become hit and both Rohit and Gauri star coming closer as they are becoming famous. Seeing all these Reshmi returns to her mother in Shillong.
In the meantime Gauri’s father (Barun Chandra), the famous classical singer returns to India from abroad. Barun, by chance, listens to pieces composed by Reshmi. He finds her extremely talented. He want Reshmi to come back. So, Rohit, Gauri and Barun go to Shillong to bring back Reshmi.
Reaching Shillong, Barun Chandra finds Reshmi’s mother as her first wife, who was also a singer of high caliber but left singing because of her husband. Reshmi seens to be very reluctant about her relation with Rohit. Seeing this Gauri decides to sacrifice her love for Reshmi, as Reshmi is actually her elder sister. Gauri goes back to abroad. Rohit and Reshmi finally unites at the end of the film.
The treatment and the musical character of the film goes hand-in-hand. As Shillong is visually very serene and Shillong in the film represents the classical music. Whereas Kolkata represents Pop music punctuated by the hustle-by-hustle visual of the city. These two distinctive nature of both visual and musical audia makes the film more interesting and worth watching.
The background music the film is composed by Kalyan Se Barat is very good. The song compositions are done by Rajesh Roy is also very good.
The acting by the lead actors are quite good. Saswata Chattopadhyay is the role of secretary-cum-relative of Rohit is interesting.
The film is produced by “Bunch of Buddies” who are new in the field has generated immense curiosity about their future productions. We are keeping hope on them.