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Movie: Arjun – Kalimpong e Sitaharan
Language: Bengali
Starring: Om, Raya Chowdhury, Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Dipankar Dey, Churni Gangopadhyay, Manoj Mitra, Biswajit Chakraborty
Directed by: Prem Prakash Modi

By Amina Khatoon

After Feluda, Byomkesh and Kakababu, it was only a matter of time when the fourth sleuth was out from the pages and made his presence felt on celluloid. One of the strong points of the film, a strong cast, has proved to be a deterrent for author Samaresh Majumder’s hero Arjun who finds it difficult to make a mark on screen and looks more like an extra, beside the actual hero, in this case, Amal Som (Sabyasachi Chakraborty) who steals the limelight.

What’s it about

Deviating quite a lot from the original story, it is a cocktail of two novels – Khoonkharapi and Kalimpong e Sitaharan – about how detective Amal Som and his assistant Arjun is hired to protect Sita, a US-returned spoilt child of Mr Sen (Dipankar De). In several twists and turns the audience prepares for a massive climax but is let down somehow. How? You will know once you watch it.

What’s hot

Beside the scenic beauty of Kalimpong and Sikkim, power-packed performances by Sabyasachi, Manoj Mitra as Bishtusaheb, the yellow-bellied father Dipankar De and the comic relief, Biswajit Chakraborty as Major, get the film going. Churni, with her grey shades has done well as the guardian of Sita. Raya, as Sita has been impressive as well, considering the fact that she is very new in the industry.

What’s not

Om as Arjun. He lacks screen presence, acting abilities and his dialogue delivery is amateurish. The background score fails to impress and doesn’t live up to the level required to create an ambience of suspense in a detective film, to keep the audience on the tenterhooks.

Director Prem Modi has ended the film in such a fashion that a part 2 is inevitable but it would be better if, in the next part, Arjun’s character is strongly written and more research is done on the subtleties of Samaresh Majumder as far as the young detective is concerned.

What to do

If you had been an ardent reader of Bengali detective novels and have been watching the films made right from the black and white era, then watch Arjun but do not, for god’s sake, try and compare the mood with his predecessors, especially the senior Ray’s Feluda.

Rating – 2.5/5

Tag : #Om #Sabyasachi Chakraborty #Arjun Kalimpong e Sitaharan #Arjun Kalimpong e Sitaharan movie reviews #Raya Chowdhury

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