Monday, May 30, 2011

Paglu (2011)

Paglu (2011) is the latest Dev-Koyel starrer.

Seems like Dev is in rocking form right now. He has been wooing the young guys and girls to the theater with all his films. And 'Paglu', ready for release, should be no exception. It promises all the masala, the very ingredients which go into the making of a mainstream blockbuster.
Dev and Koyel Mullick make a nice pair, and they look especially good in all the song sequences.
Directed by Rajib Biswas, 'Paglu' is the story of a young NRI girl who comes to Kolkata to pursue music and falls for a city guy. It is a romantic tale with lots of glitz and gloss thrown in.
The music is cool, and their picturisation in the foreign locales a visual delight.

The songs of 'Paglu' are quite catchy, I must say.
Mika Singh sung the title track along with Aakriti.

And here's the "Prem ki bjhini..." number.
Check it out.

The "Jaane mon..." track is a lovey-dovey hit as well.

Music director Jeet Ganguly has hit the pulse right in "Eshechhi toke..."

And also in "Mon bebaagi..."

Shotru (2011)

'Shotru' is the new flick from director Raj Chakraborty. 

The title might make one think that it is the remake of the action-drama from the Eighties directed by Anjan Chowdhury that had the same name and that became a cult hit, but that isn't true. Remake it surely is, but Raj has again made a copy of a Southie superhit - as he did with many of his earlier films (eg. 'Chirodini Tumi Je Aamaar', 'Prem Aamaar', 'Dui Prithibi'). 'Shotru' (2011) is a remake of last year's Tamil flick 'Singam' that had starred Surya Sivakumar, Anushka Shetty and Prakash Raj. Incidentally, 'Singam' is also being made into Hindi with Ajay Devgan as the hero. In Raj's film, Bangla superstar Jeet plays the role of the brave policeman Dibakar Singha, with a larger than life persona, and Nusrat Jahan plays the girl who falls in love with him.

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.