Saran Dutta has re-made the Uttam Kumar starrer “Thana Theke Aschi” as his latest release. Sabyasachi Chakraborty this time has played the role of Tinkari Halder, the sleuth, which was played by Uttam Kumar in the earlier version directed by Hiren Nag. Both the films are based on the story cum play written by Ajit Gangopadhyay, who had an inspiration an English play “Inspector Calls…”
The earlier film happens in a drawing room, with five brief flash backs within a span of 3 hours, Saran Dutta’s film length is 110 minutes, i.e., he has squeezed the real time in his film.
The central woman character Sandhya Mandal is played by Paoli Dam. She knew she was reacting the same character which was earlier played by Madhabi Mukherjee superbly, but Paoli never tried to copy Madhabi, instead she tried to create a new Sandhya in her own style.
In the five sequences she appeared with five different character of the film businessman Dulal Lahiri, his daughter Shrabanti, her would be husband Rudranil Ghosh, Dulal’s filmmaker son Parambrata Chattopadhyay and his mother Alokananda Roy, Paoli portrayed in five different characters. But in reality she is the same girl, only she meets these five different characters with five different names.
This five different dimensions of Paoli, gives the Saran’s film a new dimension. As if, the five characters of the same family has met five different women in their life and all of the family members have done injustice to these five women.
Tinkari Halder is actually the conscience of these five people, he is not a real character. Neither Saran Dutta, nor Sabyasachi could deliver this dimension whereas in the Hiren Nag version of the film Uttam Kumar was able to deliver this dimension of the sleuth.
Dulal Lahiri, Parambrata, Shrabanti and Alokananda are good, but Rudranil is far better than them. He portrayed the character of a new generation businessman who is basically not a bad guy, but uneducated and uncultured. He has portrayed his character brilliantly.
The basic structure of the film is that of a chamber-drama. All the six characters interacts each other in the drawing room of Dulal Lahiri’s house. The main hindrance of getting a feel of the highs and lows of the different characters is its background music and camera angles. The music is so loud all through and the camera angles are so inappropriate at times, that the film loses its charm in the mid way.
Anup Mukherjee has done a brilliant job in the sound designing department, but he should be more careful about the balancing the background musical portion of the film.