The Rajja fight has started. On 10th June, Sarthak Films’ latest flick Raja Jhio Sange Heigala Bhaba has been released across the state. Hit filmmaker Sitaram Agrawall has taken this step by releasing it 2 days before other competitors to go ahead in the race.
Sarthak Films is known for making big budget movies with lots of colour and fervour. Melodious music is also a promise that Sarthak Films makes with each of its movies. Raja Jhio Sange Hoigala Bhaba also starts with a very lovely pink lettered title and sweet vocal of Udit Narayan. It opens with introduction of a powerful character Pratap Choudhury(Mihir Das) who seems to be a wrathful Zamindar who speaks less and acts violently. Everybody in his residing area is afraid of him because he doesn’t even spare a kid if he catches fish from his pond. Here audience is introduced to Balia(Arindam), the protagonist of the movie, a young illiterate physically strong and stout figure who is invulnerable throughout the movie. Balia teaches Choudhury’s wicked people a lesson. Balia again faces Choudhury’s brother when he decides to go to college where he comes across Choudhury’s daughter Kandhei(Archita). Mistakenly Choudhury’s aggressive brother, seeing Balia giving a love letter to Kandhei, thinks that he loves Kandhei. He attacks Balia who in return breaks his hand. The incident worries Balia’s mother(Mahasweta) and Pratap Choudhury. Choudhury’s other brothers seek revenge and misbehaves Balia’s mother and yet again injured by Balia’s return attack. Truth about the love letter is revealed later and Kandhei feels sorry for her misunderstanding. She gradually falls in love with the powerful but innocent Balia. Though initially innocent Balia fails to realize Kandhei’s love, later he also has fallen in deep love with his Kandhei Rani. Kandhei’s love has changed Balia to quit his bad habits. Balia becomes a nice person. But story takes a twist when Balia discovers Kandhei’s love is a pretention only for taking revenge. Balia had attacked Kandhei’s uncles physically but she attacked him back mentally and psychologically. Balia becomes heartbroken and seeks Kandhei badly. Story here goes to climax when Balia’s mother challenges his son to marry Kandhei and prove his ability. Whether Balia succeeds to fight big shot Choudhury, Kandhei really falls in love with Balia and marry him is the thing you will watch in theatres.
The story of Raja Jhio Sange Hoigala Bhaba is good and the execution is pleasing. Though the second half of the movie is lengthy and of less content, it is worth watching and enjoyable. The screenplay is smooth, clever, and quite logical. Sudhansu Sahoo has also done a justice to it by balancing the story with entertainment, masala and drama. The fight scenes are but not that ipmressive as previous movies. The dialogues, though good at times, fails to impress overally. With Raja Jhio Sange Hoigala Bhaba, Arindam has made his presence in Ollywood stronger as a complete package. Though he still seems uncomfortable with emotional scenes, he has fared well in almost everything he has given in this film. Archita has played her role skillfully delivering a good mix of romantic, devilish, and sympathetic character. Mahasweta is perfect as the mother Balia. Her gesture to expression and colloquial style of speaking is refreshing and heartwarming. Harihar Mahapatra has appeared as a friend of Balia and becomes important during climax. But his comedies are unique, well put and hilarious throughout. Mihir Das with little screen time is also powerful, convincing and impactful. Though Sarthak always gives more stress on music, the songs of Raja Jhio Sange Heigala Bhaba failed to impress us. Apart from the title song, other songs are forgettable. Though lyrics by Srikant Goutam is good, the tunes of Premananda has less charm. But from the view of storytelling, imagery, camera work and editing, Raja Jhio Sange Heigala Bhaba is well paced, exciting, full of twist and worth watching. It will surely give a tough competition to all the Idiots and Matric fails out there.