|Kolkatar Doityo (2011)-Bengali Movie Review|
Kolkatar Doityo (2011)-Bengali Movie Review
Feb 10 (Calcutta Tube): Kolkatar Doityo is a 2011 Bengali movie directed by Prosenjit Ghosh, Biswajit Ghosh with Bibek, Sreetama, Sumanta Ghosh, Bankim Chatterjee, Mousumi Barua in the cast. Read the Bengali movie review at Calcutta Tube.
Banner: White Horse Pictures
Direction: Prosenjit Ghosh and Biswajit Ghosh
Story: Biswajit Ghosh
Lyrics: Siddhartha Sinha
Cast: Bibek, Sreetama, Sumanta Ghosh, Bankim Chatterjee, Mousumi Barua
Rating: 1/10Does Kolkatar Doityo deserve a review? Should this film ever have been made? Or, if made, released for public exhibition? I am writing this review to point out what makes producers shower funding on directors who probably do not know the spelling of ‘direction’ much less the process, the skill, the training and the experience directing demands. Kolkatar Doityo is an insult to cinema. It is a model lesson for aspiring filmmakers to see how a film if made without research, thought, skill, homework and experience, can be an assault on its audience who must suffer torture if it wants to sit through the entire film. It is also a betrayal of the producer who has put in his hard-earned money into the project. It is a dream-shattering experience for the actors, most of who have made their debut with this film. If they ever had a chance to make it in films, this one film would have signed their death warrant.
The directors did not bother to put across some kind of a story to back the film. It is shocking to find an entire team paying scant or no respect to the art, science and craft of filmmaking. If you ask whether a critic knows much about the film-making process, my argument is that a critic can at least judge, from experience and acquired skill, which film should reach the audience and which film should not.