Kelor Kirti is a film you certainly won't miss if you forget to watch it. But if you still gather enough bravado to take the plunge, remember, it runs for slightly more than two-and-a-half hours!
The editor of a local newspaper (Jisshu) and his chief reporter (Ankush) get into a marital mess after the former listens to his Casanova of a friend (Dev) and tries to get cozy with a seductress (Nusrat).
Kelor Kirti is the official re-break of the 2005 Bollywood hit No Entry, which, in turn, was the official remake of the 2002 Tamil super-hit Charlie Chaplin. Some originality, huh? Anyway, that's not the point. Remakes are not supposed to be original. But Kelor Kirti is! The makers have managed to take the script of No Entry (or Charlie Chaplin), break it apart, and create something entirely new — something, I'm sure, even they hadn't set out to create in the first place. The result is a film that goes way beyond mindlessness. A little more effort would have made it a comic version of the immensely cerebral Leonardo DiCaprio-starrer, Inception. It has layers of intense stupidity. All the wives believe in the lamest excuses, the only place to travel to is Bangkok (because the whole cast ends up there), and god knows what Dev's character does for a living, but he always hangs out with phoren babes. Then there's the femme fatale (Nusrat) with a sad back story and her 'pencil-or-pen' companion (Rudranil), both of whom have this weird habit of popping up just about everywhere. Even the way Ankush and Koushani fall in love is just...umm...creative.
Coming to acting, what do I say? Everyone seems hell-bent on beating the others at over-acting, especially the men. But yes, the girls retain some semblance of balance, and Mimi and Nusrat have definitely done their bit to perfection. Sayantika and Koushani, too, are good enough. But Jisshu, Ankush and Dev are good only in bits, as they are overacting most of the time — obviously, as the script demands. Rudranil, however, puts in a subtle performance, and Kharaj, as usual, makes his presence felt.
As for the music, it's definitely not the strong part of the film. When an item song featuring women clad in micro-miniskirts sounds like a slow cabaret number of yesteryears, there's a lot of room for improvement. Overall, Kelor Kirti is a film you certainly won't miss if you forget to watch it. But if you still gather enough bravado to take the plunge, remember, it runs for slightly more than two-and-a-half hours!