A middle class young woman Madhuja(Paoli Dam) fights her lone battle to save her father from the oppression of the state, two young men, Indra Basu(Prasenjit) a maoist leader of jungle mahal and the other one, a suspended IPS officer Jahangir Khan(Tota Roychoudhury), helping her to reach the goal. Hence, a triangular love story begins. This is the primary theme of Bratya Basu's 'Tara'. But there lies another story within this , which shows the state as a battlefield- all blood, violence and terror. The characters revolving are either totally black or totally white-director shows extremism throughout the movie. All the political leaders of the ruling party are negatively shaded, so the police department(except Jahangir Khan), where'as Indra is a positive character. Always in action, he is quite romantic, paints Madhuja's unfinished portrait, though, couldn't express his love. He fights for her, crosses the party rule and at the end sacrifices his love. No, the charecter has no negativity. Prasenjit looks much younger as a maoist, but in the flashback scenes, his look is questionable. His stong acting ability makes the character alive. Smart script supports him.
Paoli, improving her skill day by day, also looks very nice as Madhuja, her eyes speak a lot.
Tota, as Jahangir(Prasenjit was director's first choice for this role, but he choose Indra) plays a true mainstram hero. He fights, romances and gets a big claps from the audience.
Goutam haldar,the reknowned theatre personality,has done a good job as a corrupted political leader,but sometimes he seems to be overacted whereas, Parthasarathi deb ,as the top cop and the director himself,as a maoist leader,look quite natural.Good photography and editing make the movie fast and non-boring and Rashid khan's 'Tumi ele na' is a pleasure to listen.Finally, Hat's off to Bratya for such an off beat attempt.
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