Rangeen Godhooli (2009) Bengali Film Review

Rangeen Godhooli is the debut film for director Debanik Kundu, starring Sabyasachi, and Bratati Bandopadhyay in lead roles. The film has used various Rabindra Sangeets. The film is targeted for the intellectual Bengali movie goers especially at the city Kolkata. It would be nice to watch Sabyasachi doing a non-Feluda film with Bratati.

Rangeen Godhooli (2009) Bengali Film Review
Rangeen Godhooli is the debut film for director Debanik Kundu, starring Sabyasachi, and Bratati Bandopadhyay in lead roles. The film has used various Rabindra Sangeets. The film is targeted for the intellectual Bengali movie goers especially at the city Kolkata. It would be nice to watch Sabyasachi doing a non-Feluda film with Bratati.
Rangeen Godhooli (2009) Bengali Film Review
Rangeen Godhooli (2009) Bengali Film Review
Director/Story: Debanik Kundu
Date of Release: 24th April, Kolkata

Casts: Sabyasachi Chakraborty (As Shashanka), Bratati bandopadhyay (As Labonyaprabha),  Bodhisattwa Majumdar (As Kumaresh), Piyali Munsi, Suman Haldar, Drone Mukherjee, Suparna Dey, Oindrila Sen, Debottyam Majumdar, Shayan Rakshit, Poulomi Dey, Nabonita Dey
Producer: Gautam Kumar Pal
Music Director/Lyric: Rabindranath Tagore
Dialugue: Paromita Munsi
Executive Producer: Kaushik Roy Chowdhury
Cinematographer: Badal Sarkar
Editing: Debanik Kundu
Art Director: Kaushik Sarkar
Sound Designer: Krishnendu Mukherjee, Ajit Prasad
Background Music: Buddhadeb Ganguly
Playback Singers: Banhisikha Banerjee, Dola Dutta, Samir Poddar, Sayan Ganguly, Buddhadeb Ganguly

What is wrong about the film?
Probably the time of release for the film is very very wrong. Specially with some other entertaining films like “Challenge” starring Dev- Subhashree is still bringing lots of crowd to the movie halls. We had another big release “Maa amar Maa” last week starring Hiran- Dipanwita along with Anjan Dutt Film “Chowrasta – Crossroads of Love”.

The fight about revenue sharing is still going on between producers and multiplex owners and the releases of this week are probably some of the least important films that has little “market value”.

Rangeen Godhooli tries to portray the complex and intricate love story of elderly married people. The story is simple. Labnya, played by Bratati Bandopadhyay, falls in love with Kumar (played by Bodhisatwa Majumdar). They are both originally from Bangladesh. However, Kumar had to move to Kolkata in 1971 without informing Labyanya. In course of time, Labanya also settles down in Kolkata and marries Sashanka (played by Sabyasachi Chakraborty). She forgets about her first love -Kumar and happily lived 32 years with Sashanka. Labanya has a son too.

Life was very monotonous and straight till she meets Kumar after 32 year on the way. Kumar has lost his wife during the birth of his child. Labanya and Kumar fail to control their feelings and the love that remained sealed way inside their heart is now finds a new freedom. They starts to meet and have sex secretly till Labanya is caught by Sashanka (Sabyasachi Chakraborty). However, Sabyasachi Chakraborty accepts the extramarital relationship of his own wife and let her continue the relationship with Kumar. Sashanka has nothing to lose or gain at his age. Their son stands up to protest the illicit relationship of his mom.

A strong story with a stronger statement. The film lacks many things but it does tell a different story. An old person accepting his wife’s bed relationship with another person. This is a type of movie which you like it or hate it.

Please add your comment about the film.

2 thoughts on “Rangeen Godhooli (2009) Bengali Film Review

  1. Where is the strong story and strong statment?  Debanik probably fantasize every night about his own sex life.  Don’t young directors learned from eminent Bengali ditectors.  Just to have some typical prem and some sex becomes the consistent thematic subject

    in  bengali movie by these young directors.  Do you called it was targeted towards inteclectual bengali movie goers?  It is realy shame.  Is not it a perversion for a man to watch his wife as a lover and bed partener for sex with others.  We called it bold and strong that happens in swinger’s club in europe.  Reviewer please change your profession so that you can earn money by doing something else instead of writing this kind of scrap.

  2. It was not a review. Only a brief  intro.
    And after all, what we think good, you may think the same to be really bad.

    At CT, we try to find the good parts in Bengali films.  Sometimes it is really hard to find anything good out of some of the Bengali Films, but still we try not to be too harsh.

    Everybody criticize and over criticize the Bengali Movies. Come on friends. Where is the support for the young directors? They are starting their career. Let them do some work.

    And Dear PK,
    We all at PK have other works to make money. Reviewing movies are our hobbies. If you want professional Bengali Movie reviews, read reviews by Anirban De. He is our true official CT reviewer. But he only reviews selected movies.

    Thanks for stopping by CT, hope to see you around again.

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