Challenge (2009)

Raj Chakraborty, the famous director of blockbuster “Chirodini Tumi Je Amar”, is just finishing his next venture “Challenge” Starring Dev and Subhashree. The Bengali Movie is produced by Shree Venkatesh Films and will be ready to release on Poila Boishakh, 2009 (Raj Chakraborty reported to CalcuttaTube). The film will be featuring a song sequence in Egypt for the first time in the history of Bengali Cinema.

Challenge (2009)

Director: Raj Chakraborty
Produced by: Shree Venkatesh Films
Cast: Dev, Subhashree
Estimated date of Release: 20th MARCH, 2009

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Dev - Subhashree Ruling The City
Dev - Subhashree Ruling The City

Raj Chakraborty, the famous director of blockbuster “Chirodini Tumi Je Amar”, is just finishing his next venture “Challenge” Starring Dev and Subhashree. The Bengali Movie is produced by Shree Venkatesh Films and will be ready to release on Poila Boishakh, 2009 (Raj Chakraborty reported to CalcuttaTube). The film will be featuring a song sequence in Egypt for the first time in the history of Bengali Cinema.

Subhashree narrates the storyline in brief to CalcuttaTube. She portrays a girl with a extremely conservative/obsessive father. Her father just can’t tolerate any other guy looking at his daughter face to face. He can not accept anybody who tries to be friend with his daughter. He terrifies, beats everybody to protect his daughter. Subhashree in the films also loves her dad but at the same time dreams about someone capable enough to challenge her dad. Who can really fight her dad for Subhashree. Here comes our hero Dev to save and love Subhashree.

Dev told to Calcuttatube that Challenge is definitely a love story but “action” dominates everything else. Now people who can not think Dev apart from being “Romance Hero” will have an angry, solid, young man in Challenge.

We are eagerly waiting for the grand success of Challenge.


[youtube][/youtube]Exclusive Music Video from the Bengali Movie CHALLENGE
The Height of Entertainment – Review by Moumita Sarkar (Student, Journalism)

After “Chirodini Tumi Je Amar’’director Raj Chakraborty is ready to present new spicy dish called “Challenge’’.  It does not give you a moment to sit back with its stylish look.

is all about angry & hotty Dev with his new look. He is playing Abir .

The film starts with utmost horror. In a first scene of the movie, the muscle men (hooligans) took off a boy’s eyes because he looked at Puja played by Subhashree. This scene makes you feel very shivering & shocked. In the film Puja is presented as a rich, sweet & innocent girl. On the other hand Abir is belonged to middle class family. Both of them are class mates. Puja always comes to college along with her father’s muscle men. Abir is first young man who talked with her. Both become friends and consequently they feel that they have fallen in love with each other. Abir knows that she carries with her an excess baggage that threatens to take his life away. This excess baggage is Puja’s demonic father Agnidev Sen (Rajatava Dutta) who’s overly possessive of his daughter. For him, the hand that dares to touch Puja’s heart just has to be cut. Agnidev Sen leaves no stone unturned to make life hell for Abir. Abir challenges Agnidev Sen that he will be his future son in law.
In a first half Raj present lots more fight sequence which can be edited. All Comedy portions of the film is really enjoyable specially Abir’s mother (Laboni Sarkar) and father (Biswajeet) are really fantastic in comedy. After first half, Raj presents the actual challenge between Agnidev & Abir. Rajatava acts perfectly as a bad man. Dev stays in complete control of his character & convincingly brings out the emotional sides of Abir when he confesses his love in front of Puja’s grand father.

Subhashree has nothing much to do. She is just a glam doll & is ok in her role as a chirpy, spoilt 18 years old. As a pair, Dev & Subhashree looks just ok, not so good.

The action sequences with background music ‘’Challenge ni bi na sala’’ makes you feel very energeti. Dev just keeps getting better at doing unimaginable stunts. Fighting master Judo Ramu hatt’s off to you. Choregrapher Dorai Swami & Raja Yadav did a good job specially in ‘’Ei hawa silky silky’’. Music is all ready hit & music director Jeet Ganguli once again proved him. ’’Jani na’’ sang by Nochiketa is very emotional & melodious song. This song sequence is very finely picturised. Script & dialogue writer N.K Sallil knows the test of audience as the story is so common but he presents in a new mode. Pasteurization, camera work is fantastic. Location of Dubai is favulous.

Two new lyricists Debendu & Avimannu have done well job especially in title song. Raj pours love, action, comedy, emotions everything in this film .It can be compared with Hindi commercial film also.

If you want to fresh your mind & need to test something juice, Raj ‘s new cocktail entertaining film ‘’Challenge’’ is perfect for you.

Movie Review by- Moumita Sarkar

Challenge (released on 20.03.09)
Review by: Anirban De

The Intro:

A Shree Venkatesh Films presentation of an action packed Bengali movie with comedy and romance getting their own bit of share. The director, Raj Chakrabarty surprises us with his use of Dev as an angry young man, a role that his  fans are quite unaccustomed to behold and Subhasree has been ably contrasted in the role of the lead heroine to add the much needed charm in this movie. But if proper acting is to be considered alone, it has been provided by the veteran triplets comprising of Rajatava, Kharaj and Biswajit Chakrabarty whose classy show seemed to be the best part of this film. Also mention must be made of the director’s smart use of Partha, Pradip, Abhimanyu and several other Mirakkel participants in various side-roles. Somak Mukherjee’s cinematography is excellent and fight master Judo Ramu must be complimented for his contributions which made the action scenes quite convincing.

The Music:

As to the music direction, a mixed praise is due to Jeet Ganguli for though most of the numbers have been superbly orchestrated and the theme song is quite catchy but the use of slangs, non-Bengali words and compromising the tune of ‘Bhaja Gouranga Laha Gouranga‘ can’t be justified. Shreya Ghoshal , Shaan, Nachiketa clearly stand out from the rest in the songs while in the lyrics the best were Nachiketa’s ‘Janina’ and Dipangshu’s ‘Bondhura Elomelo‘.

The Analysis

Now coming to the main story, it starts with Mr. Agnidev Sen (Rajatava), the last word in the shipping business, featuring as a possessive and over protective father to his only daughter, Puja (Subhashree). Otherwise a ruthless man, Agnidev’s main weakness is his daughter and he can’t bear the thought of any guy approaching her. To ensure this, he employs his henchmen as security for Puja’s  protection with the instruction to cream any body that tries to even pass a fleeting glance at her. This causes panic among the boys in Puja’s college and prevents Puja to comfortably mix with her college mates. At this juncture comes Abeer (Dev), a fresher in the Arts section, who proves to be a tough guy in his first day when he beats up his seniors as the later tries to rag him and this earns him respect among Puja’s bodyguards too. Following this, Puja, quite obviously, falls for Abeer and he too reciprocates and thus begins the challenge for Abeer to fight Agnidev for his daughter’s hands. The rest of this action dominated film illustrates how the prudent Abeer risk his life in foiling each of Agnidev’s ploy of keeping Puja away from him. Amid this grim plot, the director doesn’t forget to provide relief in the form of the comic college principal (Kharaj) and his peon and the humorous tones set by Biswajit Chakrabarty and Laboni Sarkar as Abeer’s parents. The whole show culminates in the marriage between Abeer and Puja and Agnidev succumbing to a more rational view that was quite foreign to him in the start.

The movie is strewn with witty dialogues and the songs were more or less correctly timed to reflect the various moods of the movie though over simplification at parts seems to be one of its chief  faults. Another question that I can’t help asking is why in the first place Mr. Sen allows her daughter to get admitted to a co-education college where the chance of crossing path with boys increases for Puja? Well, barring these the rest of the film is quite an entertainment that spans for just over two hours and though the 2nd day showed a sparse crowd at Priya but it has materials for hitting to the top in the list with respect to the current releases.

Movie Stills

EXCLUSIVE Photogallery (courtesy Venkatsh Films)

300 thoughts on “Challenge (2009)

  1. Tomra bangalira kobe je sudhrabe..Bangla movier durdosa purno din kobe ses hobe? Eta ekta move? mone hoi 10yrs ager hindi action movie dekchhi..Hero just hat uthalo ar gundar dol spin korte korte chhitke porlo.. ki jaata..

    Ar heroin to lojjai chok namie darie thake..ajkaler kon bangali emon lojja boti dekhau dekhi..

    Tobe hero ti dekte valo..khali jodi arektu cheharai budhhi suddhi fute uthto better lagto.

    Vai hero heroin, tomader ektai kotha bolbo..onek din por bangla movie dekte bosechhilam onek asa nie..tomader Acting e pran ner vai..boro artificial lage..Poran jai jolia dekhe vison upset..Meye US e boro hoeu typical bangali nakapona to chhare US Accent koi vai??Public ki etoi boka? Naki ei movie guli Gramer lokeder jonno sudhu banano..

    1. Doshta actor-der noy. dosh-ta director-er. egulo holo adyopanto commercial movie. galpo ba bisoy bastu niye keu bhaabe na. kichhu action scene, dance, gaan egulo konobhabe dhokate hobe. college maane to fashion show! Jai hok! baki comment dekhe to mone holo ajkalkar gen (ami jodio thik buro noi, 80 born) esob dekhchhe. ami dekhio na. ak bandhu suggest korlo je arekta commedy beriyechhe recently challenger. jaantam what he meant by comedy. dekhe kharapi laage, jokhon iran-er moto akta desh jekhane film industry aato chhoto can produce so many marvellous movies sekhane how can (tollywood) starts walking backwards from the classic days is beyond my imagination. Its all money game, kichhu joghonyo director ar producer market-e ghure berachhe. Aar jodi stylish action pack movie banatei hoy taholeo kichhu to sense thaka uchit. haat diye bike atke dichhe etc etc. jachhetai. rajanikant-ke dekhe haasa haasi kortaam eibar ederke dekhe korbo…aktai asha akhono banglay kichhu decent movie aparna, rituparno era try kore.

  2. Ar review ta ke likhechho vai? likhte sikchho valo laglo but puro sikhe tarpor publish korle hoto na..?? Mone hochhe Dev er prem e pore likhechho..plz age valo critic der lekha poro tarpor lekho..emni kore review likhe sobai ke upset korchho keno?

  3. Hai dev da, ami tomar khub boro fan…amr mob-e tomar many photoes ache… Tumi khub bhalo… Evrytime be the same u r… Ok bye

  4. Dev da tumi khub cute dekhte.
    Tai ami tomar khub boro fan,
    ami tomar sob filmer 1st show dekhechi.
    Amai tumi call koro 7679540250 number a.

    My email add=
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  5. heyyyy abhi tui bakachada cinemar ki bujhis…dev acting korte pare na…bujhechis bakachada…jeet is the best…ekhan tui ja dev bara chosss…khanki

  6. heyyyy abhi tui bakachada cinemar ki bujhis…dev acting korte pare na…bujhechis bakachada…jeet is the best…ekhan tui ja dev er bara chosss…khanki….r mone rakhbi jeet is back….ebare dev garmarabe….tui jadi manush hotis tahole sotti karer acting dekhtis …bujhli bakachada…

  7. Dev da,your r films r brilliant.I love to see your fight for love in which u thrust into a series of challenges for your love.I like your films specially because,it contains both comedy action and love.And obviously your acting which requires a wide range of skills,including vocal projecting,clarity of speech,physical expressivity,emotional facility,a well-developed imagination,and the ability to interpret drama.It also often demands an ability to employ dialects,accents and body language,improvisation,observation and emulation,mime,and stage combat,these all things which is needed which bengali industry,we had found it in u.U are spotted as an adorable bengali actor.Make more films quickly.Till then,take care and keep smiling.Reply it.

  8. Devda, ami tomar onek boro fan! Amar barite ami tomar jonmodine kek kati! Tomake ami khob valobashi. Amader deshe tomar sobi asar din e ami dekhi! I love you so much.

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