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31 Jan, 2014 1 hr 50 mins U/A
Jeet, Abir Chatterjee, Shraddha Das, Priyanka Sarkar, Barun Chanda, Shantilal Mukherjee, Kharaj Mukherjee
The biggest weak point of the film is its story and the way it has been told. It's predictable from the word go.

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  • Critic's Review
  • Times of India
The biggest weak point of the film is its story and the way it has been told. It's predictable from the word go.

While going through the daily drudgery of life, have you ever wondered what is going on in the mind of the unassuming kerani babu travelling in the same compartment as you in the metro rail? Do any of us spare a thought whether he is carrying his in-born Bangali politeness as a heavy burden? Or if he is at the end of his tether and can break the shackles any moment? And when they decide to break free, we wake up with a jolt. Abhirup Banerjee (played by Abir Chatterjee) is one such man. Like any other face in the crowd, his life is as normal on the surface as it could be — a secured job, a loving wife, cute kid and a promise of getting promoted in office. But as we get to know him more, the smooth surface of his life fails to hide the dark world inside — a man scared to the bone. He stands helpless when a sly office colleague sabotages his job, when his tenant refuses to pay rent and humiliates him in front of his wife. He never utters a word when his friend-cum-colleague gets molested in front of his eyes. Then his childhood friend and saviour, Anjan (Jeet) comes back in his life and turns the mousey Abhirup into a tiger — ready to avenge.

Abir as Abhirup has given the performance of a lifetime in this Rajesh Ganguly film. Deconstructing the charismatic image that refuses to leave him no matter whatever role he has played till date, he has lived and breathed Abhirup. The childlike innocence, inherent politeness, the helplessness and after the transformation, the barely contained rage and new-found confidence - he portrayed them aptly. So when the film ends, you'll think of him as Abhirup, not Abir Chatterjee playing a role. Jeet as suave and slightly dangerous Anjan is as much a hero as he is in every other film. But Abhirup's character stands out in the crowd, courtesy the supporting actors. Priyanka as Abhirup's loving wife, Kharaj as the funny-but-manipulative tenant, Shraddha as his special friend and Shantilal as Abhi's sly-as-a-fox colleague, deserve much credit.

However, the biggest weak point of the film is its story and the way it has been told. It's predictable from the word go. As the film progresses, the biggest twist of the storyline fails to surprise to the normal, intelligent and observant audience. The shadow of Hollywood film Fight Club doesn't help salvage the film. Also, the director should understand that there is a living, breathing Kolkata beyond Victoria Maidan, Howrah Bridge or Ganga. Unless he goes beyond the stock shots, how can he ever get the pulse of the audience?
Avg Users’ Rating 3.6/5 ( 27 users )
Mauli Agarwal
Nice movie
Mauli Agarwal
Rupai Bhadra
superb one by jeet and abir
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