Ganesh Talkies

Posted: April 1, 2014 in anjan dutt, Bengali films


Ei boka cinema ta hoye jete pare hit (This stupid film may turn out to be a hit)

When the credit rolls at the end of the film, the director Anjan Dutt, who is also a well-known singer, croons the above lines mocking his own creation, possibly a lament for serious filmmakers unable to find adequate cinegoers rooting for their kind of work…

‘Ganesh Talkies’ is a crossover film from Anjan Dutt, his most commercial release till date.

The film explores friendship across communities between two friends in the face of resistance to inter-community marriages (between a Bengali girl and a Marwari boy) against the backdrop of a changing Kolkata. It evokes a nostalgic feeling for the heritage from the past being eroded from our lives with wanton commercialization. Even Anjan Dutt’s earlier work DUTTA VS DUTTA harped on a similar sentiment of relationships falling apart in our modern society. The film has the right mix of drama, action, masala songs and Rabindrasangeet, a sutradhar narrating the proceedings…

Quite an enjoyable fare. The various characters in the film are essayed by Biswajit Chakraborty, Rajesh Sharma, Raima Sen, Rita Kariyal, Pallavi Chatterjee and others.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5


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