Here the Neela, is not a precious stone, it is Neela Sen, the famous actress of Bengali screen.
The film is directed by Debraj Sinha. It appears from the title of the film that it might be a thriller. Actually Raktamukhi Neela is a whodunit film.
The two hour film starts with the death of the actress Neela Sen is the location of a film shoot. After her death immediately police detective Mr. Chakraborty (Sabyasachi Chakraborty) appears and takes charge. He orders everybody not to leave the location, but they are allowed to carry out with the shooting.
In the location there is Chandu Babu (Bhaskar Banerjee), the hero of the film, with his two “chamchas”. Chandu Babu is the main reason for Neela’s success, in the film career though married. Chandu Babu started to live with Neela in his second flat. But off late Neela was trying to switch over her loyalty to director Manish (Dipankar De) from Chandu Babu. Due to that Chandu Babu got very angry too. So Chandu Babu may be her murderer.
Director Manish is also married. He becames scared when Neela wants to stay with him, but he may also murder Neela.
There is Bipasha, the hair-dresser and her boy-friend Raj, the best villain of the industry. It was Bipasha, who introduced Neela with Raj. Bipasha started feeling that Neela was trying to capture Raj. So, Bipasha may be a suspect.
There is Manisha (Dolon Roy) also the cast. Manisha is Chandu Babu’s wife. Manisha has suffered a lot for Chandu Babu affair with Neela. So she also is a strong suspect.
There is another mysterious actress Dipika (June Maliyah) who is very new in the trade. But her attitude rises suspicious.
Apart from them there are assistant director, cameraman, junior technicians and producer with his MBA side-kick whose name is “calculator”, because he calculates the daily loses in the shooting. Tapas Chakraborty enacted the role of producer and he is in charge of comedy part of the film. His loud acting and cheap dialogues has damaged the film most.
At the end the director tried to undo all the knots, but poor acting, poor screenplay and dialogue, poor cinematography and cheap production have killed his efforts. At the end where the killer confesses his guilt and explains how and why he has done that, we only see the actor in a very big close-up for long 10 minutes. Don’t ask why. Because, the co-artists were so costly they were not available for the reaction shots.
I have seen a digital print in the Priya theatre. Probably the entire film was shot digitally. If is so, it a better quality digital film than those are released recently. At least all the scenes are visible apart from one or two which were over exposed and burnt.