Debanik Kundu, the director of “Rangeen Godhooli” has tried to make a serious film in his first attempt. So, he chose a serious kind of triangular love of three elderly people as the backdrop of his maiden film.
Sasanka (Sabyasachi Chakraborty) and Labonya (Bratati Bandyopadhyay) are married for last 32 years and now they are happy grandfather and grandmother. On the way to they met Kumar (Bodhisatwa Majumdar) and his daughter and grandson. It is revealed to the spectator only that Labonya and Kumar knew each other before 38 years and they were ready to marry. But in 1971 Kumar was forced to leave Dhaka and come to Kolkata without informing Labonya. Labonya and her mother thought Kumar might be dead in the liberation war. They also left Dhaka and settled in Kolkata. Labonya then got Married with Sasanka. Kumar also married but his wife died during delivery of their only daughter.
The story starts when Kumar met Labonya after 38 years. They were both unable to control their emotions and they starts meeting secretly after they came back to Kolkata. They kept their meeting secret in anticipation of any chaos in their respective family. But one night Labonya got caught by her husband. To her surprise Sasanka allowed her wife to continue the relationship as he has nothing to lose at this age. But his son was not that liberal like his father. Though Sasanka tried his level best to make his wife happy, he becomes a victim of heart attack. Kumar decides to leave them and make everybody happy.
This is a long two and a half an hour film. The romance of Kumar and Labonya continues in the same fashion for a long hour punctuated by badly sung Rabindrasangeet, sometimes solo- sometimes duet. And this makes the film boring. Director’s serious attempt needed some good screenplay, good dialogues and good performances. The film failed in all the departments miserably. Why Bratati was chosen is not at all clear. She is not an actress, and this role demands superb performance. Bodhisatwa looks like a Debdas always. Only relief is Sabyasachi.
Music is horrible. Rabindrasangeet if badly arranged with Tabla like percussion instrument in film sounds horrible. This happens in all the Rabindrasangeet (at least six) used here.
Cinematography is like a “Chalu” bangle cinema by Saha’s and Chakraborty’s. No attempt is done to capture the inner contradiction of the characters.