Monthly Archives: April 2012
Chittaranjan Tripathy a NSD Graduate,veteran director,who has directed Critically acclaimed movie “Dhauli Express” winner of 4 state awards in 2008, also directed “MukhyaMantri”in 2009.Dhauli Express story potrays the present youth who dreams big and has lot of aspirations of becoming big when not supported by his parents due to poverty and unemployment joins bad world of crime to earn more and more.The story revolves around Dhauli who aspires to become a singer,but could not fulfill his dreams as his father wanted that he should join in some government job. Dhauli takes the first step leaving his dreams unfulfilled midway and going to wilderness of the crime world.Mukhyamantri movie is all about attaining the power of chief minister,one who is corrupted and one who wants to work in favour of people.The story revolves around siddarth who wants to become CM by cruel means and Sekhar das who wants to serve people in a fair manner.Bidya Pattnaik an honest minister knows his son’s deeds and never wanted his son to join politics.Siddarth kills Sekhar to take his position,unfortunately Banku who resembles Sekhar joins Politics and becomes CM.Apart from all these happenings,Siddarth reveals banku’s true identity and Bidya Pattnaik kills his son Siddarth. Both the movies were fairly good in their own ways.Odiaone launches the Sub-Domain of these two movies and is really proud to be a part of it.
Ashok Pati has been successful in morphing Akash into black-clad angry young man ‘Prabhu’ from his peppy lover boy image in his new movie ‘Sapath’. Friday premiere witnessed thronging moviegoers fighting for a glimpse of the star. Sapath has the ingredients of action, romance, family drama and of course, stunts. Though a novice at stunts, Akash managed to accolades for the action scenes in the movie. The stunts are raw and raucous in their own rights.
Namrata Thappa’s hot and sprightly item number ‘mui ta ram piyari, is good entertainment.
Some other good songs include: ‘toro moro, mor toro’, ‘Bina barshare’, ‘asibu jebetharu’. Each and every song has its own charm.
People are expected to garner appreciation for a sometime-funny-sometime-fuming Prabhu’s new role and the carefully done scene sequences. Akash’s performance, unlike his black wardrobe, is not blackened. Mihir Das, Minaketan and the bubbly Archita all have done justice to their roles. After a spat between the two brothers for certain reasons, the two start battling with each other for protecting the ‘promise’ they made over their sister’s death.
Technically, the movie shows brief unevenness. Apart from the brief mix-ups, the movie is doing fairly well and is expected to continue the good show.
For those who are tired of watching peppy romantic flicks of late, Luchakali comes as a pleasant shocker. It wouldn’t be unfair to claim that while Babusan and Shriya managed to do justice to their roles, it was Samaresh this time who emerged as the showstopper with his near infallible unconventional performance. The fact that Luchakali was a fine blend of technical ingredients like good cinematography and camera handling qualifies it for a movie worth watching. The songs have appeared in the right places with the right swing of mood and thus the overall theme of the movie has been kept intact. Shriya steals the screen with her unfussy and picture-perfect appearance, while in most of the scenes the actress appears as a salwar kameez-clad Odia beauty, the title track of the movie, in the last part, surprises the audience with her flamboyant and challenging act. No doubt, her geeky specs did manage to add on to her sombre yet inspiringly simple role of Monalisha, the diligent book-seller. Babusan too – though not outstandingly overpowering amongst the overall cast, succeeded in channelling his acting skills in his performance of protective ex-lover. He goes all the way from sacrificing his love in the first half to redeeming it in the second half – for the happiness of his love Mona. The expected re-entry of the actor in the interval of the movie did add excitement to the plot thus throwing the question to audience – ‘who gets caught?’ in the entire drama of hide and seek. A well scripted, balanced and power-packed performance would be the three essential points to summarize it. Megha Ghose’s short yet racy and scintillating presence dolled up the glamour factor of the movie. The song picturisation was innovative and daring – the right mixture of sensuality and Samresh’s bold and obsessive portrayal. Dialogues were powerful – poet Kalidas Patnaik wore his lines on his sleeves and recited them at the nooks whenever necessary. All thanks to Susant Mani’s careful and creative combination of work – the movie proves its newness in the long clichéd line up of scripts. The movie continues to run four shows in leading theatres of the state. Let us see what’s more…