Director Kanoj Das’s “Rangamati” is an excellent effort to make people aware of the superstitions which they believe and practice. All those viewers who has already watched Ram Gopal Verma’s BHOOT of PHOONK will now surely get confused and demotivated. This movie shows how the rich and powerful people befool the poor and uneducated villagers and misguides them to capture their property. The villagers believe their “Morol Moshai” (Soumitra Chatterjee) and “gunin” so much that they hesitate to burn Parul (Sangeeta) alive as she hasn’t given birth of any child even after 6 years of her marriage. To escape the villagers Parul jumps into a river and fortunately Dr. Sen (Kunal Mitra) rescues her and admits her in a hospital. Some social workers arrive there to make the mind of the villagers transparent. They ultimately find that the village head is the main culprit and the police arrest him. On the other hand Parul learns from Dr. Sen that as her husband Babulal (Amitabha Bhattacharya) has some medical problem she can never become a mother. Being desperate she decides to give birth to the doctor’s child and does so. Innocent Babulal and his mother who know nothing of this secret become happy, serve sweets. Watching this the villagers suddenly realize that there is nothing called witch and get enlightened.
The performances of the actors in this film are very weak especially the social workers group make extra artificial performances in every scene. The music director has nothing to do much as there are only two songs, but they are well. The cinematography could have been better and sensible. The director has unnecessarily made the screen overcrowded. Though the concept was good but unfortunately the director has failed to produce a good film.