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01 Jan, 2016 2 hrs 09 mins A
Rituparna Sengupta, Rajesh Sharma, Kharaj Mukherjee
Synopsis
With no high points in the plot whatsoever, it eventually falls flat on its face. The result is cringeworthy and laughable.Take our cue, think hard before you go for this one.
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  • Critic's Review
  • Times of India
With no high points in the plot whatsoever, it eventually falls flat on its face. The result is cringeworthy and laughable.Take our cue, think hard before you go for this one.

The film tries to portray the fragility and vulnerability of a woman in flesh trade but pays very little attention to the execution of such a sensitive issue. With no high points in the plot whatsoever, it eventually falls flat on its face. And on the audience's part, it seems almost unjust to judge the performances of experienced actors who have fallen prey to a mind-numbingly bad script.

Jui (Rituparna Sengupta) is a hardened prostitute with a bleak past. Her parents had perished in a political riot and a trusted neighbour Natabar (Kharaj Mukherjee) accompanied her to Kolkata where she eventually took up the job of a bar singer before joining the flesh trade. She meets Badshah Moitra one night when his car breaks down in the middle of a red-light area.

If the title of the film suggests eroticism, you're right. And five minutes into the movie, if you begin to find similarities with the 2004 release, Chameli, you are also right. Making an unofficial remake isn't exclusive to Tollywood. But this film borrows way too much from Chameli but loses the plot entirely in the second half, turning into a tacky, plot-less movie masquerading as realistic cinema.

The only saving grace is seasoned actors who play their parts well. In the end, it's all sex and sleaze. Raater Rajagandha is the kind of movie that uses a woman's poster in a risque decolletage top to lure audiences to the theatre but lacks the storyline or the filmmaking finesse to make them sit through it. Rituparna Sengupta, who gave a powerful performance in Rajkahini last year, slips into the character of an escort with effortless ease. Rajesh Sharma, as the gang leader, Bhulu, who kills people at the drop of a hat, tries his best to make his character look a tad believable. The film tries to portray the fragility and vulnerability of a woman in flesh trade but pays very little attention to the execution of such a sensitive issue. With no high points in the plot whatsoever, it eventually falls flat on its face. The result is cringeworthy and laughable. And on the audience's part, it seems almost unjust to judge the performances of experienced actors who have fallen prey to a mind-numbingly bad script. Take our cue, think hard before you go for this one.

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Avg Users’ Rating 1.3/5 ( 21 users )
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suhas wakchoure
Average
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Ashwani Kumar
Even one (1) star is more for this.
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Bill
The movie is quiet watchable, Script is also good and actors have done a decent job so enjoy
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