Out Of Theatre

Lattoo

Out Of Theatre
03 May, 2013 2 hrs 10 mins A
Debashree Roy, Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Megha Burman, Ushashie, Biswajit Chakraborty, Subrat Dutta, Kharaj Mukherjee, Parthasarathi Deb, Lama, Joyjit Banerjee
Debashree Roy, Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Megha Burman, Ushashie, Biswajit Chakraborty, Subrat Dutta, Kharaj Mukherjee, Parthasarathi Deb, Lama, Joyjit Banerjee
Ashis Roy
Synopsis
Overall, it’s difficult to take this sort of film seriously especially when the script lathers on stale ideas
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  • Critic's Review
  • Times of India
Overall, it's difficult to take this sort of film seriously especially when the script lathers on stale ideas

By mixing a bit of this and a pinch of that, Lattoo has all the necessary ingredients of a masala entertainer — finding love, undying passion for music, a woman's tale of revenge, illegal wood trafficking, kidnapping and what not! Sadly, Ashis Roy fails in the cooking bit. Few moments into the story and one wonders what exactly the characters are up to. And if this is the director's way of leaving the audience spoilt for choice, then he should have thought better.

There's action, drama, melodrama but half-hearted performances and incessant hamming by actors spoil the show. Both Subrat Dutta as Arya and Megha Burman as his love interest Bidisha, are loud and over the top. Ushashie as Tinka tries her best to gel in the commercial setup. But barring a few scenes, she fails to connect with the viewers. Arya's other friends (Joyjit and Lama) come across as mere props, their characters sketchy.

The so called villains — Biswajit Chakraborty, Kharaj Mukherjee and Parthasarathi Deb as timber merchants — who threaten Mayurakshi of dire consequences if she doesn't set their friend, Anna Bhai (the jungle mafia with Veerappan like moustache), free are more comical than scary.

Debasree Roy as an elderly Mayurakshi Chowdhury, and her old friend DIG Aftaab, essayed by Sabyasachi Chakraborty look their part. Now, the flashback scene — where the two actors are made to look 22-years-younger in dyed hair and are seen singing around trees — is definitely going to give you indigestion. We love Feluda more, any day!

The film doesn't boast of a single line worth a recall, however, corny expressions in the raunchy item number (at the baddies' den) more than make up for it. The song goes like: Aami eshechi ruper nesha dhorate/ Loot le aamake aaj ei rate/ Chai je aamar madhu shobai khete ... not exactly in that order.

Talking of other song sequences, the choreographer must have forgotten to arrange and rearrange the order of the background dancers. The same faces appear in similar order for two consecutive tracks — their hand and leg movements resembling students attending physical education classes in school. Even the locations don't change.

Overall, it's difficult to take this sort of film seriously especially when the script lathers on stale ideas topped with shoddy camerawork and amateurish direction. Lattoo simply fails to deliver the desired spin — and punch.

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