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Times of India
The only good thing about the film is its cinematography. But there's a talented bunch of supporting actors who make bits and parts of the film watchable.
Except for a fresh
, there's nothing new to look forward to in
Bangla Nache Bhangra
. The plot has been done to death. The story has a Bengali boy named Raj Chakraborty (pun intended, we're sure), who meets Punjabi kudi Simran in college. Their cute love-hate relationship ultimately turns into undying love when Raj realizes Simran's wings are being clipped by her conservative family. He confronts Simran's over-protective brothers, who beat him to pulp. They then send their sister to their ancestral village in Punjab to marry her off. Raj sets off for Punjab to impress her family and win her back. Sound like DDLJ or Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya? We rest our case.
Saying that the film is like old wine in new bottle is an understatement. The production team launched an oven-fresh pair and went all out to promote the film. Smart, colourful posters across the city grabbed eyeballs, but from the very first scene, there's an acute sense of let-down. One of the reasons is neither protagonist can act to save their lives. Pallavi's Simran somehow saves the day by looking pretty and acting chirpy, while Sayan's Raj feels like a non-entity. The music, despite the hoopla over Pakistani band Raga Boyz singing a Bengali song for the first time (not a very memorable song for that matter), is disappointing.
The only good thing about the film is its cinematography. From the mist-covered Howrah Bridge to the never-ending green fields of Punjab — the movie 'looks' really good. However, there's a talented bunch of supporting actors like Partha Sarathi Chakraborty, Kharaj Mukherjee and Rajesh Sharma, who make bits and parts of the film watchable.