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Shibaji  (2008 - Bengali)

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  • Shibaji rating: 0 out of 10(Chandi Mukherjee wrote on 18 Aug 2008)

    SHIBAJI is another Prosenjit pot-boiler. Where there is nothing to say about, nothing to rave about. The director Babu Roy had a huge cast in his hand in his hand like Ranjit Mullick, Swastika Mukherjee, Tapas Pal, Satabdi Roy and above all Prosenjit, but he had neither a palpable story-line nor a screenplay in his hand to justify the presence of those actors. So, not a single sequence in the film is worth remembering.

    It’s story about a criminal Shibaji, a judge of a high court and a cop. These roles are enacted by Prosenjit, Ranjit Mullick and Tapas Pal respectively. Shibaji was hired by another goon to kill the judge as he passes an order of hanging a criminal who is the brother of that big goon. Debesh Roychowdhury as that big goon is only convincing in the entire film. After seeing the film one would easily find that the story writer was in the dilemma whether the character enacted by Tapas Pal was a good cop or a bad cop. Initially we thought that he was a good cop with some principle after seeing his conversation with the big goon. As the big boss was ready to bribe him for releasing his three brothers from Police custody, the cop seemed very strict.

    But then the thought came in the mind of the story writer that if the three major miscreants are kept under the bar how they would rape the wife of Shibaji and strangle his daughter? And if that does not happen how Shibaji would take revenge on the cop by kidnapping his only daughter Jaya? These two thoughts puzzled the story-cum-screenplay writer and he made Tapas Pal a bad cop without getting any way out.

    Swastika as the wife of the criminal and Satabdi as the wife of the cop had nothing to do in their brief appearances but crying infront of the idols of god. Swastika hangs herself after being raped (both by the miscreants and the screenplay writer) and Satabdi behaves like an after her daughter is kidnapped. Ranjit Mullick as the judge of the High Court declares his judgement in the first scene and after that he only sips tea from a teacup in his drawing room.

    In the scene before the last Prosenjit after killing hundreds of goons by his revolver without changing the magazine for once ultimately was shot down by Debesh Roychowdhury. Before dying Prosenjit killed Debesh. But then there was God. The doctors declared him dead, but God listen to the prayer of Jaya and Prosenjit become alive again. And this sequence declares the probable death certificate for not only this film but any film made by Babu Roy in future.

    There is nothing to say about the acting of any actors. We feel pity for those big names that really had nothing to act. Only Tathoi, the debutant child actor (Zee Bangla reality show famed) did the trick for the film. At least she had some to deliver and no doubt she delivered those things with an élan.

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