Madly Bangalee (2009) Bengali Film Review
Madly Bangalee – the Anjan Dutta’s latest Bengali film is based on Rock Music. Anjan Dutta is known for his unique view of films and the Madly Bangla Bangla Cinema is sure going to make lot of Bengali music lovers crazy. CalcuttaTube visited the music release of the Madly Bangalee. The film is all set to release in 29th of May, 2009.
Press Coverage by CalcuttaTube Reporter: Moumita Sarkar
Director – Anjan Dutt
Music by – Neel Dutt
Produced By – Namit Bajoriya
Co- Produced By – Kalyan Sarkar
Cast- New comers in lead role – Kanti as Pablo, Anubroto as Benji, Tanaji as Neon, and Sumeet as Baaji. In addition, female new comers are Rosni as Joy and Anushuya as Tanya. Other co actors are Anjan Dutt, Shaswato Chatterji, Shiddhrto Chatterji, Biswajit Chokraborty, and so one.
Storyline – Pablo, Benji.Neon, and Baaji are member of a band. They have been suffered for many problems for their band.
Key point – The first Bengali Rock musical film.
Music- ‘‘I do any thing for u’’ lyric by- Anjan Dutt, Sang by- Rupam Islam.
‘‘ke aacho kothay’’ sang by – Nochiketa
‘‘mere moula’’ sang by – Arko.
‘‘somay’’ sang by – Tanya.
‘‘koto ki korar chilo’’ sang by – Anjan Dutt.
Release Date – 29 may.
Reviewed by CT journalist: Anirban De
The Storyline of Madly Bangalee
The story is about a pack of four rock crazy boys – Pablo, Baaji, Neon, Benji – and their dream of forming a Bangla rock band ‘Madly Bangalee’ with a crazy self-proclaimed manager in Sam and Bobby’s garage as their sole practice place.
- Pablo, the son of estranged parents was the foremost in forming this band but his complex ego seemed to be the main obstacle in its evolution.
- Baaji, a slum dweller with a brother in Sultan getting arrested for his probable links in the Bombay blast, always suffered from the complex of being a Muslim but was made wise of the aspect of religion in art by Sam in one of the most moving scenes of the film.
- Neon’s father, an unemployed electrician and an alcoholic had a wife cherishing for a role in group theatres amid her household chores and a salaried job. Thus squabbles were the order for the day for Neon who found the only solace in strumming the base for the band when not indulging himself in drugs.
- Benji, the most confused of the lot seemed to bring in trouble in the form of his affairs with his near adult girlfriend Joy, the daughter of a widow mother who while on the one hand was afraid of losing respect by her daughter’s misbehaviours but ironically didn’t found anything wrong in maintaining a steady relationship with an unmarried man.
Thus the four used to vent their musical passion inside the four walls of the garage but that too seemed to be under threat of being bulldozed by the local goon Babu when a curious turn of events turned the table in the band’s favour. As the band was gradually taking shape under the guidance of Sam the later’s altruistic attitude was steadily getting on the nerves of the rest. So as the day of their first stage performace arrived there arose several unforseen events in between. Tania, oscillating between her decision of pursuing career in foreign land and continuing being the lead vocalist of the group, seemed to opt for the former and thus left the band in the eleventh hour and this again brought Pablo and Sam in a confontration forcing Pablo’s exit thus cripling the band completely. Thus it remained to be seen whether the ego clashes between Sam and Pablo gets the better of them or whether they could work out their differences and put up the performance that the band desperately needed.
In between this musical extravaganza the sub-plots as arranged by Anjan Dutt are the snippets of the Bengali lifestyle which delightfully encompasses the whole social strata and produces a fine show of support acting from the veteran brigade of Biswajit Chakrabarty, Saswata Chatterjee, Sudipa Basu, Pijush and Aparajita Auddy. Supriya Devi makes one of her rare appearances in this picture who fits to her role just perfectly while Lew Hilt as the mechanic Bobby also deserves applause in his role. But the best performance seems to come from the spontaneous dialogues of Chandan Sen as the mastan Babu and Anjan Dutt is refreshingly fascinating in his characterization of Sam. As to the new faces, Anushuya promises to have more potentials in store for the future with Tanaji, Roshni and Sumeet closely following while Anubrata and Kanti sometimes overacted a bit.
Thus the whole show does justice to the tagline ‘music, dosti and madness’ and is sure to keep the creative Calcutta crowd rocking with this first ever homage to the passion called rock.