SEDIN DEKHA HOYECHHILO (2011) Bengali Film Review: DEV-Shrabonti Romance

December 28, 2010, Kolkata/Tollywood (Calcutta Tube): SEDIN DEKHA HOYECHILO is a 2010 Bengali Film directed by Sujot Mondal starring Dev and Shrabonti in lead roles. Check out the complete movie gallery for Sedin Dekha Hoyechilo at Calcutta Tube and enjoy the review.

Cast and Crew:

  • Cast: Dev, Srabanti, Premjit, Tapal Pal, Koushik Bandopadhyay, Laboni Sarkar, Mousumi Saha, Prasun Gayen, Supriyo Dutta and Shakuntala Barua
  • *         Banner: Shree Venkatesh Films
  • *         Presented by: Sreekant Mohta
  • *         Direction: Sujit Mandal
  • *         Music: Jeet Gangully
  • *         Screenplay and dialogue: N.K. Salil
  • *         Cinematographer: Mohan Verma
  • *         Editor: Rabiranjan Moitra
  • *         Art Direction: Tanmoy Chakraborty
  • *         Rating: 03/10

REVIEW: SEDIN DEKHA HOYECHHILO – UNIMPRESSIVE

by Shoma A. Chatterji

Shedin Dekha Hoyechhilo Bengali Film
Shedin Dekha Hoyechhilo Bengali Film

Sedin Dekha Hoyechhilo should have been a soft, syrupy and romantic love story to appeal to the mass audience. Sadly, director Sujit Mandal decides to make it an unhappy mix of a family melodrama, an action thriller, a love story and a part-musical saga. The consequence is a mishmash of song sequences shot in picturesque Switzerland, a lot of violence perpetrated by an autocratic landlord Neelkanto Roy (Tapas Pal) who uses his posse of goons to beat up four or five innocent young men suspecting them of conspiring in the elopement of his older daughter Anita with her lover-boy Ajoy on the wedding night. He even imprisons them in a godown in the compound of his palatial bungalow somewhere in North Bengal.

The pack of captive youngsters is led by Abir (Dev) a happy-go-lucky handsome hunk who plans an escape before daybreak the next day. As they go for the run to the railway station, Abir halts in his tracks, stopped by a fleeting glimpse of a wispy beauty praying in front of a Krishna idol in the middle of the forest. He decides to stay back because he has fallen in love with a girl whose face he has not seen only for a fraction of a second, whose name he does not know and whose whereabouts he has no knowledge about. His friends think he is crazy but they follow him nevertheless. The goons thrash them up all over again, one of many such thrashings to follow. Miraculously, Abir is left without a mark on his body. Abir never learns right till the interval that the girl he has fallen in love with is Nandini, the younger daughter of Neelkanto Roy. Nandini (Srabonti) is equally smitten by this young man but she cannot express her love because she does not wish her father to get hurt all over again.

Shedin Dekha Hoyechhilo Deb and Srabanti
Shedin Dekha Hoyechhilo Deb and Srabanti

Till this point, the film is one big y-a-w-n. The lovelorn image does not work for Dev because his screen persona and image are given a tilt that does not jell with the simpering expression on his face. Srabonti has precious little to do but prance up and down the stairs of her room, stand outside the godown where the youngsters are held captive and talk sweetly to Abir without showing her face. One would have loved to see the spark she displayed in Dujone and Amaanush. Dev needs to brush up on his emotional quotient as he remains wanting in these scenes. Tapas Pal as the autocratic, cold-blooded and cruel Neelkanta Roy gets a whitewash in the script towards the end. The script undercuts his brazen cruelty by explaining it away to his emotionally disturbed state but this whitewashing does not explain away what made him put his men to set a suspect’s house on fire in the village even before he begins to question the suspect. He seems to run a police state where the police cheerfully play the joker in his dirty pack of cards. Pal looks terrible in a bad wig. He acts as if he is suffering from spondyliosis that does not allow him to move his neck. He glowers at everyone around and spoils a good opportunity of a role that offered him a lot. Mousumi Saha as Nandini’s mother does not seem overly worried about the elopement of her elder daughter or the impending marriage of her younger one. The script reduces her to a joke when Neelkanto tells Abir twice that he (Abir) is indeed the person whose love for Nandini comes second after her father’s love for his dear daughter! It is as if the mother does not exist. Looking back, she really does not except in a purely physical sense dressed up in shimmering silks and a face free from worries. Laboni tends to overact as Abir’s mother and tries her best to look half her age.

Jeet Gangully’s musical score remains confined to the melodious and fast-beating opening song Khoka Babu and in his title composition sedin dekha hoyechilo but nothing much beyond that. The dream scenes shot in Switzerland look good but are less than cinema-friendly in this film. The second half filled with the entire group chasing every young couple looking for the fleeing Anita and Ajoy in Kolkata is hilarious at points and raises the watch-worthiness of the film a tad. Kanchan Mullick makes the audience go in splits as he runs down fathers of all girls who dare to marry below their family status, quite unwittingly touching a chord in Neelkanto Roy who is listening outside the marriage registrar’s office. One of the group of young fellows held captive is not Ajoy’s friend but has been caught because his name is the same as annother friend. This young actor gives a mind-blowing comic performance. Some comic moments make the film come alive but a group of men urinating together during a pause in the search intended to look funny actually looks vulgar and distasteful. N.K. Salil seems to have lost his grip over his story-telling and dialogue writing talents. This shows up right through the film. Not much is expected in terms of cinematography and editing but Tanmoy Chakraborty’s art direction of the godown where the youngsters are held captive is convincing.

Sorry, but Sedin Dekha Hoyechilo misses the mark except in very rare moments.

Shedin Dekha Hoyechhilo Deb and Srabanti Yellow
Shedin Dekha Hoyechhilo Deb and Srabanti Yellow

42 thoughts on “SEDIN DEKHA HOYECHHILO (2011) Bengali Film Review: DEV-Shrabonti Romance

  1. KHOKABABU JAI LAL JUTO PAI, BORO BORO DIDI RA SAB UKI MERE….
    THANKS DEV DA ATO SUNDOR EKTA FLIM AMADER K GIFT DILE TOMAR BIRTHDAY TE. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEV DA AND MANY MANY RETURNCE OF THE DAY.
    “SEDIN DEKHA HOYECHILO…” THE FLIM IS FULL TIME ENJOY. EKDAM PAISA VASUL.
    DEV DA(KHOKABABU) EKDAM PHATIYE DIYECHO. I HOPE AR PARE ARO BHALO BHALO FLIM TOMAR KACH THEKE GIFT PABO.
    DEV DA I BIG FAM U.

    SRABONTI DI TOMAR JANNOI “SEDIN DEKHA HOYECHILO..” ARO SUPERHIT HOYECHE. DIDI I LOVE U.

    HI FRIEND I AM BACK CALCUTTA TUBE. FOR FRIENDSHIP CALL ME

    MO-09153589138

    DEV DA U R ROCK.

  2. Dev dada Tumi Kub BHALLO.TOMAKA AMR KUB BHALO LAGA.UR VARY handsome DADA.SRABONTI DIDI TOMAKA O AMR KUB BHALO LAGA.AMR TOMADAR K KONO DIN THAKAR CHANCE HOBA NA.TOMAR OMANUS MOVIE TA THAKECHELAM KUB BHALO LAGACHA……..

  3. Hi dev da! wish a very very happy new year. Sedin dakha hoyechelo amar sotti khub bhalo laglo tumi ai bochor ar thakew bhalo cenema korbe. ami atai chi CHLLANGE NI BI NA SALA……………..

  4. the Flm is tremendously good 2 watch..but its a frame 2 frame remake of telegu movie PARUGU directed by bhaskar who directed the movie BOMMARILLU which was made into a bengali flick called BHALOBASA BHALOBASA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    though the director has aknowledged the telegu version…!!

    1. Yah! I agree with it……..

      Dev Da R kotodin Telegu Avtor ‘Allu Arjun’ er thang dhare chalbe……..

      Ebar niger kicchu Tdentity banao…..

      Khali Chhothmarani Golpo R Lampha Jhampa dekhe Pet Vore na go…….

  5. Hi Dev! Kamon Aacho? Bindaas tai naa! Aanekdin pare likhchi. Happy New Year.
    New Year nishchoi khub bhalo keteche,”Sedin
    Dakha Hoyechilo” Bumper Hit. Aami to 1st
    day dekhe aashei bolechilam Khokababu.
    Ki bolechilam na! Bhalo theko, R o
    aanek aanek movie karo. Take care,Love U. Tata.

  6. DEV DA KAMON ACHO & SRABONTI DI KAMON ACHE. AI NIA 3 BAR DEKHLAM
    DADA TOMAR NEXT FLIM “PAGLU” KABE RELEASE HOCCHE. DADA U R SO QUTE ROCK STAR.

    HI FRIEND HOW R U. I BACK. CALL FRANASHIP.
    09153583138

    1. yeh,ritu…i’m totally agree wth u….dev is nt a gud actor…..dev da…esob public nachano bondho kore ekto creativity dekhao….acting ta ektu vetor theke.. bastobik koro….sudhu boring emotional korte chesta korle hobe????…bt dance ta tumi valo paro….i accept it….bt anek to taka kamale…ebar ektu creatively kichu koro….amar mote, payel di kintu tomar theke anek egiye gache….jekhene tomra aksathe e “i luv u” thke suru korechile…

    2. Yah I agree!!!! Dev da ami tomar bishal boro fan…… Ami tomar sab chabi dekhi… Kintu amaro mone hay tomar acting ta develop kara jaruri… Tumi nach valo koro, Body ooo baniyecho….. Kintu echarao public tomar kache aro kichu asa kore Tai Na…..

      For True Friendship Call me: 9614931104

  7. being a dev fan i always want that dev will do films wid original script nd he has done so (le chakka)……
    but one is not enough na…..

    his next paglu is another remake..this time tamil movie ‘devadasu’starringg ram nd ileana!!!!!!!!!!
    🙁
    i’m really disappointed…..wid the direcors
    🙁

  8. PAGLU IS NEW CHARACTER(DEV DA) FLIM. I HOPE THIS FLIM IS SUPER DUPAR HIT FLIM THIS YEAR. DEV IS EXCITED HIS FLIM PAGLU. PAGLU IS AN BUMPER HIT FLIM IN DEV DA LIFE.
    SO FRIEND I REQUEST PLEASE UR MANY MANY COMMENT THIS SITE.
    09153583138

  9. the movie ws good but yet another telegu remake of “PARUGU” starring allu arjun n sheela.telegu movie was far better than the bengali movie….hope i get to see some original bengali commercial movie.

  10. Dear dev da,
    M krishnendu chandra. ami airport e job korar somoy tomake 2 bar dekhechi. kintu jaoar time chilo na. ebar ami tomake charchi na. sedin dekha hoyechilo dekhe ami khepe gechi.

    Dearest and nearest,
    srabanti, seeing this movie I think not dev da, but I LOVE YOU.

  11. Film ta 2010 er shesh dekhechilam. Khub ekta Valo lage ni. Sasta maner golpo……
    Sudhu Gaan gulo Sona jay……

    R Tapas Pal er character ta (Gramer Ragi o Khamatashali Karta) South er movie tei manay, Bangla Movie te noy………

    Dev er film gulo Tuklibazir holeo ager film gulo (e.g: I Love U, Mon Mane Na, Paran Jay Jaliare) valo chilo…….

    R ekhon sudhu TV te Movie review dekhe ekrash asha niye hole jawa R hotas hoye fire asai hoy…….

    1. I am agree with anjan.dev ami jani j tomar prochur fans ache but tomar well wisher kojon ache setai janar.tomar akjon well wisher hisebe bolchi j amra sobai jani j you r good looking,handsome,cute and a very good dancer.e bapar e kono doubt nei bt your acting skill is realy weak.tumi age valo kore bangla bolte sekho.tomar mukhe bangla sunte valo lagleo kamon jano mone hoy j jiver ar vange ni.any way onek gyan dilam.amra jani j you r a superstar.bt pls try to be a good actor.bcoz bumba dar por e amra tollywood e hero to onek peyechi.bt tollywood er akjon good actor er vison dorkar.r koel di k pls ektu boro hote bolo.she is full of childish nature.best of luck for your future.good luck.bye.

  12. Dear Dev Da,
    I am sukanta and i am a student.Dev Da ami akjon tomar khub valo fan.Amar khub iccha ami tomar signature kora T-shurt porbo ,tumi plese jodi patia dao.
    Thank you

  13. hai Dev tumi arekta remake niascho.It is a remake of telugu movie Dhee.the name in bengali is Khokababu.Anyway all d best.But I expect some original movies frm u not copies.

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