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Tomar Jonyo  (2008 - Bengali)

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Tomar Jonyo cumulative rating: 2.5 out of 52.5/5 (2 users)

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  • Tomar Jonyo rating: 6 out of 10(Chandi Mukherjee wrote on 15 Nov 2008)

    ‘TJ’ (Tomar Jonno) is Nilanjan’s debut film as a director. Produced by Zee Motion Pictures this film has a debutant heroine Shreya opposite Rishi. Have you remembered ‘Takkar’? Rishi was in that film with Prosenjit.
    ‘Tomar Jonno’ though a love-story is far away from recent ‘Chirodini Tumi Je Amar’ and ‘Bhalobasa Bhalobasa’. The story line is far better, the screenplay is more smarter and the direction is more cinematic.
    The basic story-line of the film is based on Nilanjan’s idea and the screenplay is by Saran Dutta. Being himself and director Saran has made the screenplay free from any excess fat.
    Joseph, an orphan young brought up by a Jesuit, falls in love with Aankhi, a blind girl who lives with her mother and sells flowers. When they first met Joseph was driving film actress Reshmi’s (Locket Chatterjee) car. Joseph actually works as a driver to Reshmi. Joseph also sings in a bar (unfortunately stated as night club) for his livelihood. But Joseph did not reveal his identity as an orphan. Even he said his name was Aditya.
    The story has two parts and there two parts are Aankhi’s blindness and Aankhi’s life after being cured.
    Actually Joseph was deeply in love with Aankhi. So to procure money for curing her eyes he committed a crime. He became a partisan in the kidnapping of the film actress Reshami. Joseph got 5 lacs of rupees for helping the goons. By this money he took Aankhi and her mother to a distant place. But when the operation was about to start he received the news that police was searching him. He immediately flew back to Kolkata and surrendered to the police. He was jailed for 4 years.
    After returning from jail Joseph discovered that the life of Aankhi has changed a lot. She has a flower boutique, she lives in a big house, she moves in a car. He wonders how this magic has happened. And one day he found that there is a businessman who calls himself ‘Idiot’ is supporting Aankhi. This role of an idiot is superbly enacted by Subrata Dutta. Joseph came to know about the relationship between the loveable businessman and Aankhi after he became the driver of the businessman.
    And then the story moves in a very common path of glorious sacrifice. And all is well that ends well.
    There once about eight songs. A few are good, and the others are either not required or bad. Editing is very good which gives the film a good pace.

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