Mithun and Partha Ghosh who had made an immensely successful film called Dalal years back return with ‘Rehmat Ali after so many years. Mithun stars as ‘ Rehmat Ali’, an orphans who are brought up by Abbajan who is into organized crime. Abbajan’s rival is Shashilal and his brothers. Sapna a bar dancer at a bar owned by Shashilal comes into contact with Rahmat and they fall in love. Sapna is blown away by a bomb one day planted by Shashilal’s younger brother.Rahmat takes revenge by killing the younger brother. He goes and forcefully stays in the residence of Chandan Mukherjee, an official of the land &reforms dept who had falsely charged of accepting a bribe and had been dismissed. Rahmat is approached by Abbajan before the elections to help the ruling party win. Rahmat decides to help but on one condition-Chandan has to get his job back, his son has to get admission in a college and his daughter must be married off. He helps Abbajan (actually the ruling party) to win the elections and also kills Shashilal and his remaining younger brother. He decides to surrender after Mishti, Chandan’s daughter gets married. On the day of Mishti’s marriage, just after Mishti’s marriage is over,Abbajan comes and fulfills his promises, but is unable to convince Rahmat to reconsider his decision. Rahmat is shot by Abbajan’ man and he passes away. Sudama shoots Abbajan instead.
Mithun returns to the big screen with yet another larger than image in his current role as ‘Rehmat Ali’ and does full justice to the role as expected. He shows that though he is slow due to age and looks tired at times, he has a huge fan following in his home state and has a good market. As Rehmat Ali who has to deal and face life from a very young age to being discriminated by Chandan’s wife on the basis of religion, he is excellent. As like all his previous films, even this film has memorable dialogues which with time will become anthems of the mass. In fact, he has written the dialogues of the film himself along with another person. Rituparna as Sapna is okay and the rest of the cast have done an able job. The songs of the film are decent and one particular song is quite good. This film is in fact a remake of Partha Ghosh’s Hindi film ‘Ghulam-E-Mustafa’ starring Nana Patekar.