Director: Raj Chakraborty
Produced by: Shree Venkatesh Films
Cast: Dev, Subhashree
Estimated date of Release: 20th MARCH, 2009
Watch at: Fame Highland, Inox Burdwan and 89 Durgapur.
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.
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.
Challenge 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.
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.
Challenge (released on 20.03.09)
Review by: Anirban De
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.
EXCLUSIVE Photogallery (courtesy Venkatsh Films)