DUI PRITHIBI (2010) Bengali Film Review: Jeet-Koel-Dev-Barkha

DUI PRITHIBI Bengali Film

DUI PRITHIBI Bengali Film

October 26, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): DUI PRITHIBI is a 2010 Bengali movie directed by Raj Chakraborty starring Jeet, Dev, Koel Mullick, Barkha Sengupta, Kharaj Mukherjee and others. DUI PRITHIBI is a complete entertainer. Enjoy the complete review of Bengali Film DUI Prithibi at Calcutta Tube.

Cast and Crew:

  • Banner: Shree Venkatesh Films
  • Producers: Shrikant Mohta and Mahendra Soni
  • Direction: Raj Chakraborty
  • D.O.P. Shirsa Roy and Somak Mukherjee
  • Music: Jeet Ganguly
  • Story: N.K. Salil
  • Cast: Jeet, Dev, Koel Mullick, Barkha Sengupta, Kharaj Mukherjee, Basudeb Mukherjee and others.
  • Rating: 6/10

Review: DUI PRITHIBI- ENTERTAINING WITH A CAPITAL “E”

Rahul (Jeet), the only child of a rich businessman, is a narcissist. He has neither time nor energy nor the willingness to even be aware of the problems of others. This includes his orphan girlfriend Nandini (Koel Mullick), a doctor, whose heart bleeds for the poor and the deprived and who spends most of her time in health camps and slums. He invites her to his birthday party where she is shocked to discover that he had placed a bet with his rich cronies over ‘getting’ her within a week. The clash of ideology had begun earlier when Nandini slowly came to terms with the fact that though Rahul loved her, he did not share her feelings for the poor and the downtrodden. The shocked Nandini leaves the city. Rahul sets out on his expensive Kawasaki Ninja in search of Nandini. Shibu (Dev), a motorcycle thief, practically thrusts himself on Rahul because he has an eye on the guy’s expensive two-wheeler. Rahul encounters a greater clash of lifestyle and philosophy with Shibu but is unable to shake him off and finally gives in. The destinations of the two are different – Rahul seeks Nandini while Shibu wants his motorcycle. But along the way, a bonding between the two develops and the journey takes a different turn. Shibu forgets all about stealing two-wheelers and commits himself to help Rahul in his search for the ever-elusive Nandini.

The film is dynamic and constantly moves over the arid brown terrains of Birbhum and Purulia with the two expert motorcycle riders kicking up a lot of dust, a massive traffic jam, a child-birth and two Maoist encounters along the way. The drama does not stop for one moment so the audience has no reason to feel bored because except the melodramatic climax, there is no pause in the actions, the adventures, the movements and the steady growth in the bonding between the two young men. The glaring anomaly that stick out like sore thumbs in the entire film but has been plugged for the cat-calling masses, are the Venice song sequences taken mainly in long shots and the item number that melodramatises the sob-story of Parul (Barkha Sengupta) needlessly, bringing the tight-knit script a few rungs down the rising ladder to popularity. Jeet Ganguly’s musical score represents his usual self –entertaining and charming but without the shelf life his dhaakher taale has attained. Shirsa Roy and Somak Mukherjee’s cinematography adds to the film’s changing moods and journeys – internal and external. The scenes shot in the rain-lashed forest hideout of the Maoist groups at night that ends with Shibu’s tragic death are mind-blowing. N. K. Salil’s dialogue is pithy, with lots of dry humour and the touching lines Shibu delivers to the Maoist leader when he recalls his severely oppressed past all the time hoping that the rebel group will come to help all in vain. Chakraborty exercises restraint in this scene that could have easily collapsed into soppy melodrama.

Dev excels as Shibu, the happy-go-lucky, stinking-to-high-heavens, small-time, light-fingered thief who cannot speak a word of English but manages to be a bundle of fun, amusement, fisticuffs and entertainment. Jeet complements him perfectly as the suave, sophisticated, strong and silent Rahul full of attitude. But Dev has the more author-backed role and is likely to run away with the ceetees. Koel has a strong role that has been marginalised because the journey is not hers and she is no part of the bonding that evolves between Rahul and Shibu. She is mostly seen in flashbacks but does justice to her role. The script treats Rahul’s father quite shabbily God alone knows why while Rahul’s mother occupies a big place in his life in the form of a huge oil-painting above his dresser. There are two scenes ‘inspired’ by Sholay and 3 Idiots. The similarity with Sholay is when Shibu dies but does not forget to deliver a small lecture in his death throes. For 3 Idiots, Rahul is forced to deliver a baby in the middle of nowhere when the bus in which the pregnant woman is travelling gets into a massive traffic jam. The other women passengers ensure privacy by standing in a circle and holding up saris for privacy. Kharaj Mukherjee enacts a very interesting cameo as a ‘prophet of doom’.

Ira Konigsberg, author of The Complete Film Dictionary defines the male buddy film as one that features the friendship of two males as the major relationship. Such films extol the virtues of male comradeship and relegate male-female relationships to a subsidiary position. Like its famous predecessors in male-buddy movies such as Sholay. The entire narrative focuses on the friendship between these two young men unequal in class, status and temperament, culminating in a pessimistic statement about such friendships having to end in tragedy. It is only in bourgeois buddy films like Dil Chahta Hai where no one dies in the end.

Dui Prithibi marks the happy marriage of a road movie and a male buddy movie and Raj excels in taking his cue from the copyrighted Telugu film Gamyam (2008), tweaking it a bit here and some more there, and giving it a completely Bengali identity. The acting and technical team is Bengali. The language of the film is Bengali. The ambience, culture and sociology are Bengali. Barring the song sequences shot in Venice and that item number, this is one rare road-cum-male-buddy movie the Bengali audience has been subject to in a long, long time. The road reveals an absence of moral virtues. It exposes people to their bare essentials and philosophy. It is often the consequence when men like Rahul leave the comfort of what they know for the unexplored, without considering that the journey might bring them face-to-face with the grim realities of life represented in the name, style, attitude and approach of Shibu.

The journeys undertaken by Rahul and Shibu, together and individually, are journeys into the ‘self.’  They signify on the one hand, the increasing mobility of the urban Bengali and on the other, the restive spirit of a willfully ‘orphaned’ youth. Is it a journey into the self? Or, is it a process of discovery through relationships created, sustained and destroyed? Dui Prithibi reveals Raj Chakraborty’s recognition of the need that Bengali cinema must come to terms with genres it does not generally indulge in and must venture into new areas never mind if this has to be through copyrighted Telugu films.  Dui Prithibi signifies the journey of life across rocky roads and individual terrains inhabited by insiders like Rahul and ‘outsiders’ like Nandini and Shibu who can come together through a search, a journey, that is much more than the physical and geographical journey it visually suggests. The only problem is – why the need to dip into a Telugu hit that has, by the admission of its director, US-returned Radhakrisha Jagarlamudi, was inspired by two famous male-buddy and road movies – Easy Rider and Motorcycle Diaries.

Shoma A. Chatterji

29 thoughts on “DUI PRITHIBI (2010) Bengali Film Review: Jeet-Koel-Dev-Barkha

  1. Nice movie.jio raj da.

  2. Thanx to Shoma A. Chatterji’s review after reading which i think those who are screaming at the top of their voice and ridiculing bangla films in general and DUI PRITHIBI in particular because this has been’copied’ from ‘Gamyam’,will keep their big mouth shut.The director of ‘Gamyam’also had been ‘inspired’,as he had himself admitted, by two movies-‘Easy Riders’& ‘Motorcycle Diaries’.So this again proves that very few things are absolutely original in this world.And as far as copying from bollywood movies are concerned,most of the b’wood movies are copied from other films made in different languages across the globe.So if you are copying from b’wood too,i would only say there is no harm in copying the copycats.Moreover we cannot really accuse Raj Chakraborty of ‘stealing’because he has acknowledged that he was inspired by the Telugu hit and has also given the due credit to the telugu film maker.If you are taking things belonging to others without their permission or without informing them,then that is ‘stealing’.So in this case Raj Chakraborty is not a ‘chor’.And lastly there is no dearth of people in our race(Bengalees)who get a crude,sadistic pleasure in ridiculing or denigrating the movies,esp.commercial movies, made in their own mother tongue(Bangla)but in the same breath they would not hesitate to patronise crassly commercial b’wood films which may be copied from hundreds of sources.As far as copying is concerned,everybody knows that ‘Ghajini'(starring Amir Khan)had been copied from a Tamil film while that Tamil film had been inspired by a hollywood movie ‘Memoirs’.I am not saying that there is no room for improvement in kolkata bangla films.But with time i am sure these new crop of directors would improve considerably.If the audience and the media support Tollywood bangla films,then tollywood can provide us a much better fare than bollywood in the years to come.The response of the bengali print and electronic media unfortunately is still either negative or lukewarm with more bias shown to bollywood.The media must be more supportive.

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  4. Raj dar direction valo. Bt jeta expect korechilam seta kano pelam na boss !! Jeet dar matured acting great. Koel dir sensitive acting khub valo. Dev da k anek immature laglo. Aektu grooming korale better hoto. kharaj sir asadharan.Barkha dir as debue valo. Avimunya da k valo laglo na. Maobadi samasya k tule dharar jonno thanx. Location choose kara khub valo hoeechhe. Jeet dar music er karizma paoa gelo na. Samidh o rishi davalo. Backgrounde Indradip da valo. Rabi kakur editing barabarer matoi valo. Overall it deserve 6 &1/2 out of 10.

    • Apni onek valo likesen—thnx for nice comment—but DEV tar character moto SUPERB acting korese—ekhane shibu chorer prithibite grooming er dorkar nei—dever acting to just rock–DE_GLAMOURISED acting shobar valo nao lagte pare!!!!

  5. Dui Prithibi… Darun…….. eta sobai ke bolbo…. ek bar mon diye movie ta dekho khub bhalo lagbe……..
    Dui Prithibi r puro unit ke…… tnks.. again Jeeko (JEET – KOEL) magic rocks….

  6. nice movie thanks raj @ jeet ganguly becoz they are the best after seen the movie i fill some thing in my heart .our mentality has been change . all the cast & cru .they also best .keep rocking raj da. i m big fan of raj mukherjee (becoz my name is partha mukherjee)
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  7. nice movie thanks raj @ jeet ganguly becoz they are the best after seen the movie i fill some thing in my heart .our mentality has been change . all the cast & cru .they also best .keep rocking raj da. i m big fan of raj mukherjee (becoz my name is partha mukherjee)
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  8. Dui prithibi darun.for friendship call 9749244254

  9. DUI PRITHIBI superhit.Jitda & Koyeldi ke to fatafati dekte lagche.Devda “Shibu” chracter ta vison bhalobhabe play koreche. “DUI PRITHIBI” ir duto song “ITS ONLY PAIR”& “BOL NA AR” sune mugdho hoye ge- chi.Thanks to Rajda & Jit(ganguly) da pujote eto bahlo ekta upohar deyar jonne.

  10. 1st e Dui Prithibir puro unit k many many thanx..Eto sundor cinema amader gift korar jonno.. R acting bolte gale DEVDA fatie dieche. DEVDA… I like you. I am your biggest fan.

  11. HELLO FRNDS…… SOBAI KEMON ACHO…. EKTA BAD NEWS ACHE….LAST SUNDAY TE AMADER SOBAR PRIYO… JEET (ACTOR)DA R PAYE ACCIDENT HOYECHE….ONAR PAYE…FIRE CRACKER LEGECHE….AMI EI NEWS TA AAJ MORNING ER TIMES OF INDIA TE PELAM..SO…PRAY TO GOD UNI JENO TARA TARI SUSTHO HOYE OTHEN… GOD BLASED HIM….

  12. I have the bike:)
    Jeet/Koyel/Barkha<<>>

  13. Ami koel apur ekjon vokto,jodio film ta ekhono dekhini tobe kahini ta porar por obossoi film ta dekbo,promise. Amar kache kintu dev vi ar koel apur juti ta besh lage.

  14. Prothome ami bolte chai ,Ami koel apur ekjon vokto,jodio film ta ekhono dekhini tobe kahini ta porar por obossoi film ta dekbo,promise. Amar kache kintu dev vi ar koel apur juti ta besh lage.

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  16. eta kono movie noy……..joto sob bhul bhal ekhan theke okhan theke tuke mere dilei movie hoye jai na.

  17. JEET DA ACHE BOLEI TOLLYWOOK EKHONO SEXY ACHE. JIO JEET DA. TUMI CHARA TOLLYWOOD CHOLBE NA BOSS. OSOB JE JOTOI DEV-TEV ASUK, JATOI VALO DANCE KORUK, TOMAR KACHE JETE KOKHONO PARBE NA. TOMAR MUKHER OI HASI TAI JIBONER SOB NA PAOAR KOSTO VULIEA DEI. TOLLYWOOD JATO DIN ACHE TUMI TATODIN BOSS. WE LOVE U. TUMI SUDHU EKTU VALO DANCE KORO & KONO MOVIE KORAR AGE SCRIPT GULO DEKHE SIGN KORO. JE ROKOM VABE AMRA TOMAK DEKHE ESECHI TUMI TEMON MOVIE KORO. OI SOB “Krishno kanter will” “Partner” “Jor”- EISOB MOVIE TUMI KENO KORCHILE DADA. AMAR EKTUO VALO LAGCHILO NA. TUMI ALL TIME EI TYPE-r MOVIE KORO- LIKE(WANTED,JOSH,DUI PRITHIBI). OI ROKOM NA. OK? LOVE U.

  18. FRIENDS HOW ARE YOU. BECAUSE MY EXAMINATION FULL NOVENBER MONTH.
    DEV DA, JEET DA, KOEL DI, BARKHA DI HOW ARE YOU.
    DUI PRITHIBI IS BUMPERHIT FLIM.
    DEV EKDAM PHATIYE DIYECHO.

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  19. Dui prithibi….hit hoto na DEV chara…..

    Dui prithibi…..shudhu jeet er film bole kara?……

    Yeh…….DP te jodi bhalo kichu thake to seta DEV er acting nd JEET(GANGULY)dar music direction……….DEV da sottie Rockzzzzzzzzzz…….jioooooo dada…jug jug jiooo..

  20. Mor jala tumra keu eta bolcho na movie ta dekhbo kuthay?????

  21. md.alamgir hossain (alam) / December 28, 2010 at 12:27 am

    hi jeet da kamon asho.jeet da tomaka akhno kalkatar manus abong bangladesher manus sobai ager motun valo basha.jeet manai lorai and jeet manai joy.jeet kokhono thama thakha na.

  22. Dui prithibi te ekta comic character er darkar chilo tai “AS A JOKER” DEV ke neoa hoyeche.
    dev nijeo jane j o acting er 100 mile er dhar diyeo jai na…. the movie is super hit because of JEET DA AND ONLY JEET DA.
    DEV ER HISEBE “SHIBU CHOR” OK BHALOI MANIECHE….
    HE DESERVE THIS ROLL……….

  23. Jeet sucks the movie is hit only becoz of barkha and Dev

  24. ami bangla film khub kom dektam tar karon uttam kumarer moto kunu jivanta actor tollywood e chilo na.maximaum hollywooder film dekhtam.maje somoye bollywood film dekhtam.bangla filmer actor gulir acting e kichu chilo na art film aboshya khub bhalo. Jokhon dev ke dekhe amar mone hochche adunik yuger uttam kumare punar janma hoichche.dev jannyai manushe abar bangla film dekhte suru koreche. Dev holo ek matra bangla complete actor.tai dev e parpar dui bar anandalok puraskar jite neiche.

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