Target Kolkata is supposed to be a film about terrorists as the name suggest so, but is hardly so and is in fact a muddled up story. The film gets it’s name from a mission which ATS Suryo wants to carry out on Independence Day as 3 terrorists have landed in Kolkata and have plans of bombing 3 strategic locations in Kolkata on that day. Enter Suryjo who makes a special plan to foil that plan. He takes rent in an old house in North Kolkata and carries out his operations from there and takes the help of Ganga ,a local guy who is a bit of ‘Robin Hood’, yet is involved with smugglers as well to nab the ‘Master ‘, an ace impersonator who wins the heart of everyone in the locality as the ‘do gooder’ of the locality , but is actually a terrorist in disguise.
From the very initial stage of the film, the director has no clue where the story is going nor what he intends to show. No one knows what exactly is happening. In this film instead of terrorism, there is romance and another ‘would be romance’ between another pair which makes things worse. Thousands of questions remain unanswered. Why would an ATS require the help of someone like Ganga to nab terrorists? The looks of Subrata Dutta as Surjo as an ATS just don’ t match and neither does that of one of his assistants who wears earrings. Cops and earrings? There is a goon who worships Amjad Khan and in fact tries to behave like him by asking one of his men ‘Kitne Aadmi The’ ! It can’t decide whether it wants to be a love story or a love story with so called terrorism in the background because certainly terrorism or the mission revolving it is the last thing that the director has on his mind. His mind has wandered in to so many directions that everything is muddled up. Rishi who has acted in several Bengali films before has retained his original name, Arindam Roy in this film. We also get to see Suhasini Mulay(last seen in Bhuvan Shome 4 decades back) and it is indeed pleasant to see her. Bidita Bag and Arindam are a strange pair. One can hardly recall when we last saw Bodhisatta Majumdar in a negative role. The entire mission looks so amateurish and when the mission actually takes place, it is so comical to see Surjo and Ganga running around with the other cops.
‘Janemon’ sung by Sujoy Bhowmick and Somchanda is quite melodious and nice and the best thing about the film.