Phire Esho Tumi is about the story of bar girls and their lives. It is a romantic love story and is hence not exactly a character study. The film is about Shree who works at a bar owned by a M.L.A, Ranjan Sen who claims to be clean , but becomes a devil as night approaches. Shree comes in contact with Rahul who is a driver. Rahul and Shree fall in love, but is he and the other bar girls able to save Shree from Ranjan Sen who eyes her?
The film is a masala film and hence there is no reason to think that this is a ‘Chandi Bar’. Though the film is centred around a bar and the bar girls, the film has other diversions to stop it from becoming an art film. The film is centred around the life of Shree, one of the bar girls and does show her helpless situation which forces her and several other girls into this profession. She is absolutely different from the other girls and she will not compromise under any situation. She just does her business and gets on with life, no compromises. Other than Rahul, it seems she had a boyfriend in the past, Deep who expired in an accident. How she and the other bar girls get the help of an advocate(who has brought up Rahul as his son) who helps to unveil the real image of Ranjan Sen makes up the film.
Meghna Haldar as Shree is quite convincing as she looks as well as acts the part as well. She has the ability to act and should be seen more . The character actors like Mrinal Mukherjee and Dulal Lahiri have done well and so has TV actor Badha Maitra(also someone who needs to seen more). The dissapointing factors are the male leads. Vivek Trivedi , the main lead is below avereage and will continue to remain so as he has acted in several films in the past, but there is no improvement. No matter how many guys he brings to the theatres to cheer him(he has this particular habit and even at the premiere of this film he had brought in probably the entire neighbourhood!), things can’t improve. Even worse is the other ‘lead’ Anup Sharma who appears in exactly 2 scenes and gets to sing 2 songs(Thank God for that because in real life he can’t speak Bengali and he has a complete blank expression on his face and acting should be the last thing for him to try out!).
How power goes hand in hand with corruption, sleaze and destroys the system is what is shown in the film and isn’t a fact such things take place in our surroundings as well?