Ravi Kinnagi has a ‘hit’ formula for a Bengali film. Either pick up the storyline from a Southern hit, or make it a patchwork of bits and pieces from Hindi hits. No wonder Venkatesh Films are willing to bet their last rupee on Kinnagi. It saves money to hire a director who can bank on relatively new stars like Dev, who writes the story and the screenplay and even edits the film.
Akash (Dev) is so besotted by Barsha (Koel Mullick) at first sight as she steps out of a shopping mall that he falls into an open manhole shallow enough for the girl to pull him out. But there was a strong wind blowing so the girl’s hair was all over her face so how he could actually see her face is a mystery best left unanswered. Barsha drops her new wristwatch when she pulls Akash out of the manhole. This gives Akash the perfect excuse to go searching for his ladylove. Akash is the good-for-nothing only child of a sweet-and-syrupy mother who does not let the son out of her sight and an apparently critical father who owns 15 factories. Soon after, his mother takes him to a hill station to attend the marriage of her school friend’s daughter who is none other than Barsha herself! When he learns that she is engaged to someone else and that her ex-colonel father (Ranjit Mullick) carries a bullet in his stomach and can die any minute,
julie | 24-Jul-2008