Watched the all new much-hyped Anjan Dutt-movie Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbo Na (official website) at Priya Cinema this evening. Heard such raving reviews about it but the movie is hardly upto the mark! A good dose of antlami, a generous serving of Anjan’s melodrama and his love for the charm of Kolkata, mostly a poor storyline and major cliches and stereotypes. Our plan of a good movie outing misfired totally. But the meet was good as usual and I enjoyed our cha sessions before and after the movie.
On the plus side, it was a treat to watch the maestros Amyt Dutta, Nondon Bagchi, Lew Hilt rock on screen! Another thing I liked was the championing of a female band/pop singer. In the Bengali band music scene, female singers are few and far between and we really need more Ranjanas! Newcomer Parno Mittra may be no rockstar material, but she is a good choice as the innocent Bengali girl with dreams in her eyes. Now more on this movie, coming soon is an elaborate review. Stay tuned!