29 October 2013 | chowdhurytuhin
Could have touched greatness but....
I had stopped watching bengali movies when i was a child in the 80s. It seemed too childish to even a child then. Recently, with Chokher Baali, Bhooter Bhobishyot, Goenar Baksho and now this... i am watching Bengali movies again. While i was watching the movie, i felt proud as a probashi bengali.
I have never read Kakababu stories but have heard about him from my cousins in Kolkata. It was my discovery of the character through this film. The movie could have been great if the story telling was compact and fast. Certain portions were painfully stretched. I even went out from the hall to grab some snacks. When i came back, i didn't miss anything. Casting and acting were the strong points but few characters were forced.
There were few loopholes like the one in the climax. It seemed childish. The climax was not at all thrilling, instead it was hilarious. The background score was good but seems unnecessary and irritatingly used in many situations. Use of darkness and silence inside the pyramid could have been thought about. Instead it was well lit and loud with background music.
Still, hats-off to the maker for this brave and entertaining attempt.
A one time watch for sure.