I went to see Shotru with some expectations, after Paglu, as people said Shotru scores above Paglu. I had some expectations from Jeet, Raj Chakrabarty and wanted to see our new heroine, Nusrat Jahan. However, I had no other option but to leave Shotru midway...
Pathetic? That's too short a term, maybe. Too loud background music, and that too unpleasant, what more do you expect? As for songs, okay. Not super hits, but not too melodious. Is it the same Indradeep Dasgupta who has given us the beautiful Ali Maula and Ua Ua E in Le Chakka? It was a big disappointment for all song-lovers. Bad choreography, body shows, indeed...PATHETIC!!
Let's come to the plot. Those who are interested in my reviews, they know I don't describe the plot much. But here is a cop, an honest cop who tells people to dial "100" as he would be available for entire 24 hours. How he falls in love, loses his dearest friend and lady love are watchable.
There had been a hype about its action sequences. Indeed, they are good, but certainly not the best. Nothing new. It lacks logic, certainly. Dev should emerge as the winner in the action section in terms of novelty, as he used NunChaku fights in Paglu. Jeet, on the other hand, goes for the slapping, kicking, boxing, etc.
I presume the director mentioned the word "Romance" in the genre, but is there any romance? I shuld give .5/5 for romance. Here romance is nothing more than duty and chivalry. Talking to someone politely is not romance.
Logic?? Pathetic, again. Can anyone expect villagers are getting scared by a woman, dressed as a tigress, walking on two legs? Meeting of hero and heroine is quite usual, in the Bengali way. Pace is too fast in some instances, while too slow in action.
Dialogues are used in plenty. But the script is not good at all. Kharaj says silly things, Dipankar Dey is completely wasted and that talk about "Chagol hariye geche" is boring, useless and disgusting.
Jeet was good as Dibakar Singha. His lion-like fury, appearance, rage, etc. are indeed commendable. Nusrat didn't having anything to do. She, however, is pretty and at times, gave nice expressions. Others are so-so. Excessive loud acting by the villain spoilt the mood.
Loudness is the major drawback of this movie. Over-acting is another negative point. Most importantly, what we call "chaglamo" is dominant. Useless, silly dialogues...well, only a die-hard Jeet fan will be clapping and cheering.
Comedy lost its standard in Shatru. What has been called comedy here is nothing but foolishness. Those areas where Nusrat and Jeet start giving gyans are practically unbearable.
Dance choregraphy is bad. I wonder what happened to the musical elements in Shotru. Bad, bad as ever. Indradeep da, we expected a lot more, anyway.
All my hopes to see Shotru getting an upper hand from Paglu have been destroyed. I would request Raj Chakrabarty to give us a better film the next time.
Paglu definitely wins, according to me.