Take a piece of free advice: this festive season, go out shopping, spend time with your family and give this film a wide berth. You won't miss a thing.
The director tries very hard — with the script, the making, the dialogues — to make
Aaj Nasto Hoye
film, but a few minutes on, you understand that this will be one hell of a movie. Literally.
The film starts with an unconscious girl being discovered by a photographer on a sea beach. The girl, Mayurakshi (Piyali), seems to have a past shrouded in mystery. The photographer, a self-acclaimed torchbearer of truth, tries to unravel her traumatized past and help her get over it. Once, a part of a happy family with her parents, brother, sister and fiance, Mayurakshi's life turns upside down after her mother dies. Her brother Aru, under the influence of his anti-social friends, gets involves in a smuggling racket and ultimately gets shot. Her father, who loses his job, suffers a heart attack. Down with the huge burden of financial responsibilities, Mayurakshi decides to be part of an elaborate sabotage plan. The plan, a brainchild of Mayurakshi's dishonest journalist friend Ujan (Swaraj), plunges her into a darker abyss and takes the film to a bizarre level.
But even a unique plot is bound to fall flat if the script is full of loopholes and is brimming over with laughable lines. Apart from veteran actors like Bodhisatva Majumder, Anamika Saha, Mrinal Mukherjee and Arun Banerjee, the others are either listless or melodramatic. Piyali tries hard, but she has a long way to go as a heroine.
So take a piece of free advice: this festive season, go out shopping, spend time with your family and give this film a wide berth. You won't miss a thing.