Cross Connection (2009) Bengali Movie Review
Cross Connection is a Bengali movie directed by Abhijit Guha and Sudeshna Roy starring Abir Chatterjee, Rimjhim Mitra, Ritwik Chakraborty, Payel Sarkar, Saswata Chatterjee, Kamalika, Sudeshna Roy and more. Cross connection is a comedy with some love and sex for the new generation. Check out reviews, photo gallery, trailers of Cross Connection at Calcutta Tube.
Cross Connection – Exclusive Review
Reviewed by: Anirban De
Abhijit Guha and Sudheshna Roy direct an engaging comedy about the follies of youths, their egos, passions and promise a refreshing genre of comedy for the years to come with the ADULT touch to the story never being over emphasized. Satyaki Tarafder must be commended upon for his fascinating story and the crisp script of Padmanabha Dasgupta correctly supplements the humorous storyline. To cap it all we have Neel Dutt’s excellent background score that blends all too well with the moods and Anjan Dutt seemed his very best with both his voice and lyrics.
As to the acting Ritwick Chakrabarty blended just too well with his character as the confused Akash and produces a smashing performance with his brilliant timings while Rimjhim Mitra with her natural buoyancy was at her very best during her solo ballet on the beach. The veterans Saswata Chatterjee and Biswajit Chakraborty ably support the comedy but the new comers Abir Chatterjee and Payel Sarkar seemed a bit stiff with their roles.
The most spirited of the characters in the movie is Imon, a whimsical but outspoken girl with a passion for dancing and possessing a vile tongue that always masked her gentle heart. On the other hand her boyfriend Akash, a meek and Bohemian sort of chap seemed to be totally confused at times and always at a loss of cash. Akash was obsessed with his poetries and never cared a damn in the world except Imon and to some extent his landlady who had a knack of prying into his flat at all the wrong times. Well, there was another character in the flat that deserves mention and that is Sarojit, the lad with a passion for the toilet and the only other person save Imon to whom Akash regularly poured his heart into. But he too sometimes suffered from acute misery on account of his roommate’s intellectual verses. Unlike Sarojit, Imon used to be the most caustic critic of the poetries and never wasted an opportunity to pass scathing remarks on them though the verses seemed to be etched deep into her soul. Thus it was not surprising that she financed the publication of Akash’s book of poetries with money reserved for her GRE expenses.
Everything was going along smoothly till the day came when the regular squabbles, which were the order of the day for Imon and Akash, got the better of them and they decided to cut-off their relation in the spur of the moment. Well, both of them started quite coolly with their new life but gradually the longing for the other’s company seemed to make their days worse. Thus Imon, much against her wish picked up the phone after twelve days of silence, and dialed Akash’s number.
Then came the unexpected turn in the story when the telephone network got Imon connected with the cell phone of Vicky, a non-residential Calcuttan dropping in for a stay with his married sister on his way to Toronto. Thanks to her rift with Akash, this chance cross connection got Imon suddenly closer to Vicky, who also developed a great liking for the capricious Imon. Vicky was everything that Akash was not and so this tall dark handsome was approved immediately by Imon’s mother who had earlier heaved a sigh of relief at the separation between her daughter and Akash.
Meanwhile Akash too had struck off well with Pia, his graceful and petite colleague with a dream of settling in the States, and she managed to convince Akash with her plans for foreign.
But though Imon and Akash, each maintained a happy face and tried to carry on their new relationships with gaiety, the thoughts of their earlier love life still lingered in memory and they still hoped for a reconciliation, that seemed only a miracle at that time.
But the miracle did happen when these two couples, both holidaying at the beaches of Mandarmani stumbled across each other in the most dramatic of fashions with Imon and Akash straight away erupting in a torrent of curses and Vicky and Pia gaping in awe at this sudden outburst. Thus while Imon and Akash were left speaking their minds out Vicky and Pia were seen sharing their thoughts and then dawned the revelation that actually they were all paired up in the most incorrect of fashions. So the following daybreak saw a Vicky and Pia driving off towards Calcutta hand in hand with Imon and Akash bringing up the rear.
This is a love story with the modern gen X in mind. There is romance, there is cynicism, ambition and love. Above all there is comedy and a touch of sex without which no love story is complete.
Cross connection deals with Imon’s three loves, Aakash’s three loves and Piya’s switches and Vicky’s intentions. This is a love story where egos clash to raise a laugh.
Imon: A sexy young thing in love with her muse and all the men around her.
But who or what does she love most?
Akaash: Loves poetry, beer and good looking girls not quite in that order. But the order keeps changing as his moods demand.
Vicky: Loves pretty young things, which man doesn’t? But he loves driving more especially if a sexy young thing sits next to him. And he has no dearth of getting them ‘cos he is tall, dark and handsome, on top of it has the right qualifications and job.
Piya: Pretty Piya is quite a dreamy number. Boys love her, men lust after her, but who will finally get her?
Cross Connection deals with follies of youth, where landladies’ are the greatest fears in life.
The film has comedy, romance and love. Along with it Neel Dutt’s peppy music. Anjan Dutt, Rupankar, Ujjaini and some fresh new voices have sung the 6 numbers. The lyrics are by Anjan Dutt, Chandril, Anindya(Chandrabindu), Sumit Samaddar and Srijit.
- Abir Chatterjee
- Ritwik Chakraborty
- Rimjhim Mitra
- Payel Sarkar
- Biswajit Chakraborty
- Saswata Chatterjee
- Surojit Banerjee
- Sudeshna Roy
- Story : Satyaki Tarafdar
- Script : Padmonabha Dasgupta
- Camera: Soumik Haldar
- Edit : Sujay Datta Ray
- Art : Tanmoy Chakraborty
- Music: Neel Dutt
Director: Abhijit Guha and Sudeshna Roy
Produced by Acropolis Entertainment Pvt Ltd
Acropolis Entertainment is an art and production designing company, specializing in ad films. In the last 7 years they have worked in over 5000 ads.
The firm comprises primarily four people. Sumit and Snigdha Basu, Rajnish Hedao and Monami Chatterjee Khan.
CROSS CONNECTION RINGTONES
- Song Name- Code
- Icche Gulo – 162224
- Jedike Jaaye Rasta – 162225
- Kagojer phool (Mukhosher Opashe) – 162226
- Mon Giyeche Moner Ghare – 162227
- Neeler Kachakachi Joler Daag – 162228
- Shei Tram Bas Rastaghaat – 162229
Cross Connection Photo Gallery and Movie Stills