Fails To Impress...
Pradip Das’s new film SMBT (SHONO MON BOLI TOMAY) has proved two things. The first thing is: Only successful actor pair can not make a film hit. And the second thing: Bad story and screenplay can alone spoil a film.
The successful pair of “Chirodini…Tumi Je Aamar” Rahul and Priyanka are in the lead of this film, but SHONO MON BOLI TOMAY fails to impress not because of them, but for its story-line and screenplay by Padmanabha Dasgupta. Sri Dasgupta has done fairly good job in his earlier films, but in this case he fails miserably. The story has neither any head nor any tail.
Rahul runs a company, god knows of what. His associate only looks at the laptop screen and says the company is going down. No body knows where Rahul stays, because most of the time we find him either in a restaurant with his girlfriends or in a disco sieving non-sense songs.
Rahul believes in only quick and fast relationship with girls. The girls leave him ultimately as he doesn’t want to marry at all. Though the story gives us a hint at the end of the film why Rahul doesn’t want to marry, but it seems very flimsy. As his parent were a very quarrel some couple, Rahul believes marriage means lot of trouble.
Priyanka is a wild-life photographer who always moves with her Nikon camera, but never takes any photograph. But why she moves along with an instamatic camera is not understandable.
At one point they fall in love, and they sing in the Botanical Gardens, over the Ganges, and when the time of proposing comes Rahul fails.
Rahul has a grandpa (Paran Banerjee), who makes a video-will wherein he states that if Rahul marries on his next birth day, he would get 50 crores, and if he fails the entire money would go for charity.
Rahul starts finding who would marry him along with his friend and one purohit (Rajatava Dutta) in a rose-studded open hooded car. Rahul visits all his ex-girlfriends who wanted to marry him once. But all of them refuse him. And the time passes on. The dead-line is 3 pm. At 2:45 pm Rahul comes to Priyanka and tells her that he would marry her, not because of 50 Crores, but because he won’t live without her.
Not a single minute is worth remembering. I have forgot even the names of the characters played by Rahul and Priyanka.