Monday, August 12, 2013

Proloy 2013 Bengali Movie Review


Accolades to Raj Chakrabarty for bringing out a movie like Proloy that focuses on sensitive issues like rape and political muscle-flexing so rampant today in West Bengal. The first half is more of a sincere storytelling of a real-life incident of Barun Biswas- a righteous and generous school-teacher, played by Parambrata, who gets killed for protesting against gradually increasing number of rapes in his village. Post-interval, the movie gets into top gear, as two class actors- Saswata (playing the Special Branch police officer) and Paran Bandopadhyay (as Barun's senior colleague at Mitra Institution) sets foot in Barun's village and play contrasting yet complementary roles to deliver another stellar performance for a story that holds tight till the last scene. Not to forget of Rudranil as the local MLA's brother who leads his gang into such crimes against women. The screenplay is noteworthy- as close to perfection as it can be.

paran proloyHowever, it is the Saswata-Paran duo who steals the show and leaves a lasting impression upon the audience after leaving the hall. The moments when the old Bipinbihari Datta stands with a placard of "Barun Biswas k?" in the streets of Kolkata dumbstruck to see real-life heroes like Barun Biswas is no one to the common people who are more interested in Sunny Leone- sends out a clear message to the society and its moral values and ethos.

In one line, Raj Chakrabarty delivers yet another masterpiece- a must watch!

Ratings: 4.5/5 Stars. Excellent.

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