Director: Shatabdi Roy
Story/Screenplay/Dialogues: Shatabdi Roy
Cast: Satabdi Roy (as Brishti), Tapas Pal (as Abhirup Mukherjee), Soumitra Chatterjee (As Prof. Brajamohan), Sabyasachi Chakraborty (As Ranju Da), Sayak (As Sayak) , Riddhima (as Dia), Rajatava Dutta (As Mr. Rajat), Supriya Choudhury (As Ranjuda’s Mother).
Produced by: Sunshine Entertainment & Events Pvt. Ltd.
Lyric: Arnab Chakraborty
Playback Singers: Jojo Mukherjee, Monali Thakur, Zubeen Garg
Editing: Swapan Guha
Choreography: Kailash Sharma, Srindu, Sudhakar
Action: Judo Ramu, P. Raju
Release date: January 9th, 2009
Playing at: Bharati:3, 6, 8.30PM and Darpana:2.45, 5.45, 8.30PM.
Friend is one of the SCI-FI movies made in Bengali. You can call inspired by several hindi movies including “Koi Mil Gaya”, “Krish”, “Mr. India”, …. long list really.
Tapas Pal plays the role of a scientist – Abhirup Mukherjee. He has been trying to invent the “Human Robot/computer” all his life. He keeps on coding his program but it always ends up with errors. One day, he enters the right code and the magic happens. Just like the “Aladiner Aschorjyo Prodiper Doitya”, his computer map appears from nowhere. The computer man is not human as you can tell can me made invisible and controlled using a same type of bracelet Anil Kapoor used to do magic in Mr. India. The writer has also copied (sorry inspired by) the “can be seen using red glass” concent in Friend.
Rajatava Dutta (as Rajat) also works with Tapas Pal. Both of them again work under their boss Soumitra Chatterjee.
Abhirup (Tapas Pal) is married to Shatabdi Roy (Brishti) and have a son Rishab who goes to the same school where Rajatava’s son goes as well. Rishab is not good at studies but better in sports.
Well continuing with the story, Soumitra Chatterjee plays the bad guy role in the film. He wants to gain power using Friend. Tapal Pal is kidnapped during an international science meeting in Bengal. He is kidnapped by Rajatava Dutta as Tapas Pal is the only person to know about the passwd to enter into the computer.
Well, you can very well expect more “inspired by” scenes in Friends that are basically “copies” of one of the Hindi films such as
- Friend saves Abhirup to win a cricket match. (In Koi Mil Gaya, there was something similar)
- Friend saves Abhirup to recover fast (Just like Koi Mil Gaya again)
- Friend helps Rishab to get better in education
Mr. Feluda (sorry, Sabyasachi) plays the role of the police officer. The is a parallel love story between his daughter and his neighbour Sayak. Well, with the couple we have two newcomes in Bengali Film Industry again.
Friend is the third movie by actress-director Shatabdi Roy. She is great actress but still needs time with direction.