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Raktanjali  (2009 - Bengali)

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Raktanjali cumulative rating: 0.5 out of 50.5/5 (1 users)

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  • Raktanjali rating: 0 out of 10(Rupsa Gupta wrote on 05 Sep 2009)

    Director Paresh Nath Paul, story writer Bhabesh Jana, screenplay and dialogue writers Ratan Das and Paresh Paul, all together with full cooperation and dedication have made a instrument of torture names “Raktanjali”. It’s an all meaningless get together of a few actors and some non-actors, they said their dialogues, sang, danced, but this is far from being a film. Two partners Priyotosh Dutta Roy and Animesh Chatterjee runs an industry. But Priyotosh comes to know about his partner’s illegal activities like women trafficking and all. When Priyotosh decides to withdraw his partnership. He was killed by his partner Animesh’s boss Rudrashekhar’s goons. Priyotosh was going to discuss his problems with his friend and well wisher Rakhal Choudhury. But he was not alone in the car; he was discussing business problems with his friend along with his wife and son. What a nice family oriented man!! So, when the car crashes husband and wife died and inevitably their son survived but lost his memory. Rakhal Choudhury brings his in his ashram, and only one girl lives in that ashram. The girl Shyamali gives him the name Milan. After growing up Milan and Shyamali fall in love with each other. Shyamali went to Kolkata for her studies and started taking tution from professor Animesh Chatterjee. Now, how industrialist Animesh Chatterjee become a famous Bengali professor that is a riddle, which is the gift of director Paresh Nath Paul for those audiences who would dare to watch this film. Now, professor Chatterjee one day raped poor Shyamali saying his wife infertile, and he wanted a child from her. When Shyamali became pregnant, he suggested abortion. Shyamali disappeared leaving a suicide note. Her roommate Ruby got do furious that she started flirting with Prof. Chatterjee and became her sweetheart. When Shyamali beloved Milanda came to know about her disappearance, her merrily sand a song, danced and for twice and thrice gave sad expressions. In this meantime boss Rudrashekhar’s only son Sumit returned from America and meet his beloved Saswati’s father. But he readily agreed to marry some other girl when his father said so, in order to save his love. But Saswati was killed by his father’s goons. This made the son so angry that he killed his father. Suddenly, Shyamali appeared on screen as a bar dancer and formed a group to take revenge from Prof. Animesh Chatterjee. What a brave girl!! On the other hand Milan came to know from his Rakhal uncle that his real name was Tapash and all about his past. He got furious and out of no where appeared on screen where Shyamali, Rudrashekhar’s son Sumit were threatening Animesh. After a little fight Animesh and Milan (Tapash), ultimately Animesh was killed by Sumit. Love birds “Minal and Shyamali” re-unites and the torturing instrument stopped functioning.

    Subhendu who appeared on screen as Boss Rudranil Maitra was the only person worth of watching on screen. All the others are basically hopeless. Ramen Roychoudhury did not suit the character of Animesh Chatterjee. Why did Shankar Chakraborty give such a guest appearance, remains a question. Samrat as Milan (or Tapash) and Koyel as Shyamali are simply horrible. Debraj Roy as Rakhal Choudhury tried to deliver his best.

    This film has five songs which are ridiculous and the fifth one is the Bengali version of the movie “Race”s’ hit song “Zara Zara Touch Me Touch Me…” The songs are choreographed most disgustingly. Samrat appeared on screen sometimes with short hair and sometimes with shoulder length hair. The make up artist (Ajit Mondal) must have kept that in mind. The cinematographer (Sudipto Sengupta and Ashok Dasgupta) doesn’t even know to hold the camera and sometimes his hand shook. The editor did nothing but place one frame after the other.

    The audiences are advised not to undergo the torturing effects of whatever it can be called apart from a film. In one word, do not watch it. Save your money, time and patience. It anyone wishes to see it then it’s his own risk. The industry would be extremely benefitted if they introduce a new system. If the audience did not like the movie then the director would have to refund the ticket cost. May be only like this kind of film making can be stopped.

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