25 January 2015 | indranee-batabyal
Riveting Thriller - Entertainment and Storytelling At Its Best!
Chotushkone, I feel, aptly showcases Srijit Mukherjee's cinematic brilliance and mastery after Autograph. It's audio-visual treat and storytelling at its best. Although more than two weeks have passed since I watched Chotushkone, everything from its amazing protagonists, subtle humor, superb cinematography to haunting music still reverberates in my mind and am yet to get over this 'Chotushkonic' after effect!
Srijit, we all know that you're a fantastic filmmaker of our generation and you know how to weave a story and with Chotushkone, you haven't let us down. I can't remember when was the last time I watched such a gripping Bengali thriller and something which kept me hooked till the end. Needless to say, you have an upper hand on wit, punch lines and plot twists.
All the four stories are beautifully entwined; especially loved the one featuring Chiranjeet Chakraborty. He's such a gifted actor and his makeover is simply fascinating! With a bevy of stalwarts like Aparna Sen, Barun Chanda, Goutam Ghosh and Kaushik Ganguly, it's a brilliant quadrangle in its own right! Aparna Sen once again charms us all with her sheer class and unmatched screen presence. She's undoubtedly getting better and better with age! And of course, Parambrata Chatterjee...you acted like dream – flawless and extraordinary in your shy and fumbling avatar!
Loved the use of light and shadows which looked almost surreal at times. Everything from props to backdrops exhibit insight and finesse. Only one thing I really didn't identify with is Konineeca's character – was it really necessary? The emotional climax at the end will ring in my mind in times to come!
Srijit Mukherjee, among all veteran and prominent filmmakers present in Tollywood today, you're slowly and steadily etching your presence both on audiences' mind and box-office and silencing your critics So take a bow! Wannabe storytellers and cine lovers like us really look up to you and believe that you'll treat us with such fresh narratives in the days to come!