Bheetu (2015)

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Written by Abhikendu Deb Roy.

Ratings: 3/5.

Coming across a psychological thriller like Bheetu amidst tons of stereotypical Bengali films can be refreshing. Director Utsav Mukherjee, who made the light hearted ‘Half Serious’ is back with this gory film which puts light on the relationship between two sisters, both of whom had a disturbing childhood. It also stresses on the increasing desire for lust amongst the present day generation. Utsav Mukherjee brilliantly portrays how treacherous a human mind can turn due to the action of his testosterone.

Bheetu-poster1The powerful star cast exudes the exact amount of acting required by all. While the film progresses, you fail to choose the better actor among Ritwick Chakraborty and Sudiptaa Chakraborty. The animal instincts required to be held up by Ritwick’s character is exhibited all throughout his eloquent eyes. Sudiptaa has proven time and again that she doesn’t need to be the lead to gain the praises of her audience. She has come around as an actor of sheer brilliance and she has proven that playing a character with paralysed legs can be of her calibre. Shaheb Chatterjee and Parno Mittra do a plausible job too. Mumtaz Sorcar, in a special cameo, could have performed way better and surely didn’t seem comfortable during her screen time. The rest of the cast, which include several cameos by known faces of the Bengali Film and Modelling Industry, do their part aptly.

With the screenplay and story to his credit too, Utsav Mukherjee pulls off a tight and crisp film with no beating around the bush. To the point storytelling is one big USP of the film. However, post interval, Bheetu tends to drag a bit but manages to hold on to one brilliant climax in recent Bengali cinema. What lacks in the film is the appealing factor for which the audience might not appreciate this piece of work. Editor Shamik Chatterjee does a fair job handling the reels at the edit studio.

Bheetu-poster2Many shots of the film have been filmed outdoors, depicting the sheer eeriness of the Salt Lake City and the connecting Rajarhat locales. Indraneil Mukherjee portrays the lonely nights of the city so richly that it connects to you immediately. The indoor sequences have been looked into pretty decently too.

Music by Neel Adhikari is refreshing and soulfully complements the film. The song pieces are set in the screenplay so very intelligently that it merges with the flow of the movie. The film is not exactly a thriller, but nonetheless, the background music at times does remind you of the so-called horror films made in India. The BGM, at other times, work brilliantly for the film and can give you goosebumps too.

Final Verdict: You can give Bheetu a watch, definitely if you are a fan of psychological thrillers. The revealing twist at the end, however, doesn’t let me feel the chills and could have been depicted far more intelligently. If you can survive the bloodbath towards the climax, the film is surely going to keep you reminding of how beautiful and betraying our city can be.

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