Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Jodi Ekdin

Jodi Ekdin 
Directed by Riingo, "Jodi Ekdin" (2010) is a copy of the Hollywood flick "If Only" (starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Paul Nicholls and Tom Wilkinson) which was again a reworking of the 1998 film called "Twice Upon a Yesterday" (starring Penélope Cruz, Douglas Henshall and Lena Headey), and, although a copy, 
it is somewhat a decent watch as the lead pair of Indraneil Sengupta and Priyanka Sarkar are easy on the eye, as the yuppie couple; 
the film has some nice songs and breezy outdoor sequences.
Riingo Banerjee had started out his career on the small screen and his big screen directorial debut was the actioner starring Jeet, called "Kranti". Thereafter, he made "Neel Rajar Deshe", "Love" and "Risk", none of which scored at the box-office, though were high on technique, but mostly being uninspired copies ("Love" was a copy of Erich Segal's "Love Story") failed to impress the discerning viewer. I wish Riingo makes sensible, original films and, with his deft storytelling and penchant for enhanced visual quality, impresses us all in a big way with his future projects..... soon...... very soon.

1 comment:

  1. Borrowing or lifting ideas from the Southern hits (Tamil and Telugu films largely) is common for the makers of Bangla films, so it's at least a surprise to see Riingo look Westwards (Hollywood or Latino cinema) for inspiration. I have missed this movie in the theater, but will try to check it out on video.