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Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota (2018)

written by Souranath Banerjee

Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota Review: After ages I watched a typical Bollywood action masala film and enjoyed it to the bone. Ouch!

My ratings: 4/5

If a film keeps you smiling even after you have left the theatre, it has definitely done a job well!

Vasan Bala (writer of Raman Raghav 2.0) directs his second feature – and we have the best action comedy of recent times! An ode to the VHS era, Bruce Lee martial art flicks and also to the old Bollywood spells like Geraftaar (1985) and Aaj Ka Goonda Raj (1992)!

Separated childhood lovers finding themselves in adulthood, a set of good/evil twin brothers, a VHS inspired Karate kid who can beat 20 goons singlehandedly, a charming yet psychotic villain who kills in a wink – clichés lining up one after another. But the beauty of Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota is that it takes advantage of all these clichés, owns them proudly and churns them into pure cinematic humour.

Now what is fresh in this movie is the concept of ‘Congenital Insensitivity to pain’, Abhimanyu Dasani (his debut film), a brilliantly choreographed action sequence with Kishore Kumar’s evergreen song ‘Nakhrewali’ playing in the background and then of course the overall amazing performances!

Abhimanyu Dasani (son of Bollywood actress Bhageshree) stands out clearly as a winner in his debut film. Superb screen presence, he looks like a younger version of Madhavan plus the extreme level of fitness. Then there is the immensely talented Radhika Madan (earlier seen in Vishal Bhardwaj‘s Pataakha) and she is an absolute delight to watch. Mahesh Manjrekar and Jimit Trivedi are at their best perfectly blending into the roles and giving the film the additional support it needed. Even Shweta Basu Prasad made her presence felt in her cameo.

And then of course we have Gulshan Devaiah in his effortlessly charming double roles – he is so natural, funny and full of charisma. His best performance till date.

Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota is essentially a love story but told in style and a rare confidence that we search for but seldom find in our current day movies.

Paap ko jala ke raakh kar doonga” (Will burn all evil/sins to ashes) is the idea in prominence throughout the movie but it gets specially silly and enjoyable when told from a kid’s perspective.

Though the voiceovers repeatedly reminds us “Har mindblowing kahani ke peeche kuch bahut bure decisions hote hain” (There are always some bad decisions behind every mind-blowing story), but trust me, your decision to watch this awesome movie will definitely be a good one!

Go watch it.

Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb0-Mw_V_bA

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Bengali Classic Comedies of all times (10+1list)

Best Bengali Classic Comedies of all times

written by Souranath Banerjee.

Bengali Classic Comedies of all times: Bengali Cinema has a long history of making comedy films which perfectly defined the term ‘family entertainment’. We Bengali’s love to laugh out loud and the Bengali-Classic-Comedies-of-all-timesclassic Bengali comedies have given us the perfect opportunity to do just that.

Even Satyajit Ray has made films like the Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne series and Paras-Pathar which essentially falls in the comic genre.

Here i have listed some of the Best Bengali Classic Comedies of all times; films that are enjoyed by all generations and which are also responsible to make our childhood a bit more merrier.

And the laugh riot starts now!

1. Sharey Chuattar (1953)

Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZuhgll3MWc

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Imagine the chaos when a beautiful girl arrives in hostel full of bachelors!

Directed by Nirmal Dey, casting the most romantic pair of Bengali Film History – Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen at their best. And an even better chemistry between Tulsi Chakraborty and Molina Devi.

Also accompanied by Bhanu BannerjeeJahar Roy and Nabadwip Halder – a laugh riot indeed. 

2. Lukochuri (1958)

Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwYHUwcb9jw

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Kamal Majumdar directed comedy, a unique film both in style and execution.

Twin brothers and the hilarious twin-related misunderstandings. Kishore Kumar proves to be the king of comedy. 

Casting Mala SinhaAnita Guha, supported by Anoop KumarKeshto MukherjeeNripati Chatterjee and Rajyalakshmi. And some great songs! 

3. Jomalaye Jibanta Manush (1958)

Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH-oh8Kv3es

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Directed by Prafulla Chakraborty, the film at a first glance is a comic love story with an innovative plot and hilarious dialogues. But if one looks carefully the film is actually a satire, a sarcastic take on the-then society. 

Bhanu Bannerjee at his best – teaching the ‘hum hum gudi gudi’ dance to the all the Apsaras in Heaven!

4. Galpa Holeo Satyi (1966)

Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQ5CJ5rU-1M

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Robi Ghosh in the lead role (my personal favorite) as the God send helping hand who knits a joint family together with his clever wits.  

Probably the best written story among this list – written and directed by Tapan Sinha.

Remade in Bollywood as the Rajesh Khanna starer Bawarchi (1972) directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee.

5. 80 te Asio Na (1967)

Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wAOeP9Cmy4

Bengali-Classic-Comedies-of-all-timesThe eternal fantasy of the fountain of youth; a neglected old man takes a dip in it and becomes young!

Bhanu Bannerjee takes the lead followed by Jahar RoyRobi GhoshRuma Guha ThakurtaTarun Kumar and Asitbaran.

Directed by Sree Jayadratha, a fun satire on human nature and society.

6. Chhadmabeshi (1971)

Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ8qB0UnkfU

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Directed by Agradoot, story by Upendranath Ganguly – this one is a gem of a Bengali comedy.

Uttam Kumar disguised as the driver to fool Madhabi Mukherjee‘s uncle Bikash Roy! Also starring Subhendu ChatterjeeJahar RoyTarun Kumar among others.

Was remade by Hrishikesh Mukherjee in Hindi titled Chupke Chupke (1975) staring DharmendraSharmila TagoreAmitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri.

7. Dhanyee Meye (1971)

Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDFBuaBY-yY

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And finally a RomCom that includes Bengali’s favorite sport – Football!

Uttam Kumar and Sabitri Chatterjee has an awesome chemistry in this film. Jaya Bhaduri plays the tomboyish young girl, along with a formidable comic lineup Jahar RoyRobi GhoshTarun Kumar and Partho Mukerjee.

Directed by Arabinda Mukhopadhyay, a film very close to my heart. Awesome songs in the voices of Hemanta MukherjeeManna Dey and Aarti Mukherjee.

8. Bibaha Bibhrat (1971)

Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tssr-jEyBt8

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Directed by Ashim Bannerjee this one is the story of a boy who gets in trouble after his sudden marriage decision. 

When Anup Kumar and Robi Ghosh get together the comic timing can’t be better. Utpal Dutt plays the angry father and Lily Chakravarty the young bride.  A film that guarantees both laughter and nostalgia. 

9. Sriman Prithviraj (1973)

Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1pb5iMWiDU

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Original story by Bibhutibhusan Mukhopadhyay, written and directed by Tarun MajumdarThis Bengali film takes a comic take on child marriage.

A hilarious tale of Ayan Banerjee the young husband who is the follower of ‘Prithiraj’ and his even younger wife Mahua Roy ChowdhurySandhya Roy also plays an important role.

10. Basanata Bilap (1973)

Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMI7Nk5OwuI

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A contest of wit between a gang of four young girls and boys, a rivalry that of course soon leads to romance.

Directed by Dinen Gupta, this one has some of the best comic sequences ever!

Staring Soumitra Chatterjee, Aparna SenRobi GhoshAnup KumarChinmoy Roy among others.  

and (The ‘+1′ film is not necessarily the best but certainly the most innovative one. A must watch)

+1. Charmurti (1978)

Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIfygFlt_JI

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From the novel written by Narayan Gangopadhyay, directed by Umanath Bhattacharya this film is the story of the adventurous four from a place called Potoldanga – TeniDa, Pyalaram, Habul Sen and Kyabla.

Chinmoy Roy leading as TeniDa, we also have Santosh DuttaSatya Banerjee and Robi Ghosh to make the adventure more entertaining.

And now a few other honorable mentions which are not included in the above list: Bancharamer Bagan (1980), Mouchak (1974), Dadar Kirti (1980), Personal Assistant (1959) among many others.

Similar Interest: Best Bengali Films 2012 – 2014

Similar Interest: Best Bengali Films 2015 – 2016

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