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01 Feb, 2013 2 hrs 30 mins U/A
Deep, Gargi, Premankur, Courtney Stephens
Synopsis
This film goes to show again that some films are still made in Tollywood, which do not get any hype, yet are good works of art in their own right.
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  • Critic's Review
  • Times of India
This film goes to show again that some films are still made in Tollywood, which do not get any hype, yet are good works of art in their own right.

Remember Egaro ? However, in this case, the director has been blessed with a script that leaves little scope for going wrong. Tracing the life of Swami ji , is a lifetime opportunity of playing with myriad emotions on screen, with amazing people who had co existed at one point in history. There remains a chance of going overboard or not highlighting worthwhile moments, luckily that has been avoided in the film. The film takes us through the landmarks in Swami ji 's life, yet does not dwell for too long in any one particular incident. The film opens with the incident where a young Bile throws out clothes to the needy from his window. We get a feel of the things to come. Biswanath as Bile's advocate father has done a good job, as is expected of him. There are a few inconsistencies though. Why the Hanuman Chalisa would be sung in Maithili in an out and out Bengali household? Then Gargi, who is still understandable as the young Ma Sarada, looks exactly the same even after Ramakrishna's death, even when Swami Vivekananda is dying. Basic make-up could have taken care of it. Deep, is a perfect fit for the role of Swami ji . With large penetrating eyes and a good enough range of emotions, he has tried his best to be Swami ji on screen. His frustration trying to find a job after his father's death, his helplessness when the Universe is revealed to him by Ramakrishna, his sudden spurt of anger at Khetri Royal court, is good work. We also liked his smirk when initially he is sceptical about Ramakrishna's being an ascetic. But his hindi is really not good, and he should have worked on it. Also when two iron wills meet, in the US during his encounter with Rockeffeler, or when advising Jamshed ji Tata on board the ship, he is not very convincing. Decked up in his garb gifted by the Maharaja of Khetri at the Chicago speech, Deep has looked as much as he could like Swamiji, but alas, it is not his fault that such a magnetic speech can never be recreated on screen.
Premankur as Thakur Ramakrishna has looked and played the great sage to the hilt. The typical position of fingers during bhab samadhi , or his toothless smile, are good examples of acting. One small hitch is that the man is too healthy to be an ascetic suffering from cancer. We had seen this earlier when Mithun had played Ramakrishna. In Hollywood, the actor would have probably gone on a diet before shooting. Mention must be made of Archita Sahu as Moina Bai . When Swami ji calls her mother and blesses her, the wonderful range of emotions, fear, veneration, respect and bliss, has been done wonderfully by her.
The music by Nachiketa and Dr. Haricharan Verma is also good, specially the song Tumi hriday nadi and the title track.
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Avg Users’ Rating 3.6/5 ( 7 users )
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Mauli Agarwal
nice
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Deepesh Deomurari
Amazing work... Nice Movie.
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Sid Pune
Nice Movie
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