December 5, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): MON JE KORE URU URU is a 2010 Bengali Film directed by Sujit Guha starring Koel Mullick, Hiron, N.K. Salil, Supriyo and others. Enjoy the complete critic’s review of MON JE KORE URU URU at Calcutta Tube.
Cast and Crew:
- Presented by: Nishpal Singh
- Produced by: Surinder Singh
- Direction: Sujit Guha
- Screenplay and dialogue: N.K. Salil
- Music: Jeet Ganguly
- Lyrics: Priyo Chatterjee, Proshen and Chandrani Bhattacharya
- Cinematography: Kumud Verma
- Editing: Rabi Ranjan Maitra
- Cast: Koel Mullick, Hiron, N.K. Salil, Supriyo, Biswajit Chakraborty, Laboni Sarkar
- Date of release: 19th November 2010
TALES OF A FLIGHTY FILM-Bengali Film
Mon Je Kore Uru Uru did not have a press show. The answer to the question ‘why’ comes across lucidly through the film. MJKUU takes its title for a bachelor’s club of the same name whose members are good-for-nothings headed by the biggest of them all called Rahul (Hiron.) It marks Hiron’s comeback to films after a hiatus, risky for a newcomer when others have raced him ahead with big hits. Mon Je Kore Uru Uru roughly translated to ‘the mind that keeps flitting and floating’ and this applies to the four young men in the bachelor’s club the walls of which are plastered with huge posters of the boys decked up as top film stars from their box office hits. Ritwik (N.K. Salil) for instance, is geared up in mask and hat like Ritwik Roshan was in Krrishh. But the camera cleverly avoids a close-up for the audience to check out whether it is the side-kick Ritwik dressed up as Krrishh or whether it is the Roshan guy himself!
Diya (Koel Mullick) who has landed from London on a seven-day break on daddy (Biswajit Chakraborty)’s urgent summons, is kidnapped instead of Ritwik’s girlfriend also called Diya and the story begins from then on. The kidnapped girl is thrilled to bits for being kidnapped, helping her escape from an unwanted, rushed marriage. Though Rahul has fallen in love with her at first sight, Diya has a body-all boyfriend tucked away in London. She rebuffs Rahul every minute of the way. MJKUU is a hurriedly put together patchwork of plagiarized films and scenes and you even hear the tunes of a hot number from Dil To Pagal Hai at some places. The film copies and pastes cheerfully, sans acknowledgement from Bollywood blockbusters ranging from Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge to Dil Chahta Hai (hiccups of the original), Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Naa (marred completely by Hiron’s endless love-lorn looks and Koel’s hamming) Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (Rahul helps her father agree to her marrying the NRI guy) and so on.
Jeet Ganguly’s melodious musical score does nothing to help raise the film to some kind of credibility and entertainment. N.K. Salil begins well with his brand of comedy but his scene gets irritating by the second. The other members of the ‘gang’ are like extended extras. The ‘club’ has no purpose for existence because from beginning to end it serves only as a showcase for getting the members hitched to their lady loves. The modern orchestra filled with musical instruments sadly stand in the backdrop, forgotten and ignored. The editing or the cinematography cannot be blamed for producing made-to-order work because the film did not demand even an apology of a challenge. Supriyo Dutta as Rahul’s father is the only actor who really infuses life into his character followed by Biswajit Chakraborty. Laboni is sickening with her sweet-mother act and dresses up to look 20 years younger spoiled by those bags under her smiling eyes. Not the ideal comeback for Hiron and a real pity to watch Koel overacting so desperately (Kajol by any chance?) after such wonderful performances in Dui Prithibi and Prem by Chance.
Shoma A. Chatterji