Aug 13, 2011 (Calcutta Tube): GET2GETHER is a 2011 Bengali movie directed by Arindam Chakraborty with Rahul, Priyanka, Saswata Chatterjee, Sagnik and others in the cast. Read the Bengali film review at Calcutta Tube.
GET2GETHER – KEEP AWAY
Produced by: James D’Silva
Direction: Arindam Chakraborty
Script: Somnath Roy
D.O.P.: Badal Sarkar
Music: Jolly Mukherjee
Editor: Tapas Chakraborty
Cast: Rahul, Priyanka, Saswata Chatterjee, Sagnik, Moushumi Kar Chatterjee, Lama and Sudeshna Roy
Date of release: Friday, August 12 2011
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[ReviewAZON asin=”B0052XR346″ display=”inlinepost”]Rik (Rahul) works in his brother (Saswata Chatterjee)’s advertising agency. He is molly-coddled and spoilt rotten by his sister-in-law Aparna (Mousumi Kar Chatterjee) and goes late to work everyday. One morning, he finds his office cabin has been appropriated by a new entrant Dia (Priyanka) newly appointed to raise the ‘inputs’ of the firm. If you cannot understand what that means, the same applies to most of the things in the film. The Rik-Dia love story harks back to a flashback to childhood love between the two. But the serious and committed Dia remains unaware. Rik keeps putting off telling her the truth and showing her the teddy bear he has held close to him in memory of times they shared in school. The day he decides to tell, he learns that she is engaged to be married to Ayaan (Sagnik) and he is heart-broken. He is left to wander aimlessly across little-known Kolkata streets or drown his grief in drink Devdas-style. The film ends happily ever after when Sagnik suddenly becomes too good to be true and decides to step back from marrying Dia.
Get2Gether is a very bad film in every sense of the term. The office staff treats the office space like one big picnic and no one does a drop of work. Everyone is either cracking silly jokes that make you want to cry or is dancing around the office and the boss says nothing. Dia is the only one who is serious but is ‘punished’ by the Rik for being so. The music is extremely loud especially in the background. It is so abundantly used and spread through the film that one begins to suspect that the director bridges every scene he cannot handle with a very loud background score or badly tuned songs. Sagnik and Priyanka are the two saving graces in the film while Rahul, basically a very good actor, is wasted in a role that has no character in it. Saswata’s potential for humour is wasted in a badly written role. Mousumi is okay as the sweet and syrupy sister-in-law dressed to her teeth even at home. The ancestral mansion used as their home in the film is mind-blowing.
Keep away from this Get2Gether if you value your time, energy and money for the ticket.
– Shoma A. Chatterji