Reviewed By : Souvik Saha
Cast: Kharaj Mukherjee, Riddhi Sen, Rajatava Dutta, Aparajita Adhya, Ditipriya Roy, Kaushik Sen, Biswanath Basu, Ujan Chatterjee
Produced By : Jyoti Deshpande, Shrikant Mohta and Mahendra Soni
Directed By: Dhrubo Banerjee
Bogla Mama Jug Jug Jiyo” is a film that takes its audience on a nostalgic journey back to the 1980s. Directed by Dhrubo Banerjee, the movie is based on the story of Rajkumar Maitra.
Set in the eighties, the film revolves around Bagla (Kharaj Mukhopadhyay), who is drawn into the drama competition orchestrated by the ambitious Phelu Acharya. The stakes are high for Bagla and his team, and the tension rises as the competition unfolds. The plot is filled with multiple characters, each contributing to the overall dynamics of the story.
Star Performances: Kharaj Mukherjee, as expected, steals the show with his impeccable comedic timing, anchoring the film with his trademark humor. However, it’s Rajtav Dutt who emerges as a surprising standout. Playing the role of the antagonist, Phelu Acharya, Dutt manages to attract significant attention. His portrayal is noteworthy for seamlessly blending villainy with humor.
Riddhi Sen shines in her role as Kebu, while Sudeep Dhara impresses with his portrayal of Sadhan. Ujan Chattopadhyay’s brilliance as Tridiv is noteworthy, and the ensemble cast, including Jeet Sundar, Mithun, Ditipriya, Kaushik Sen, and Aparajita Adhya, adds depth to the film.
Direction: Dhrubo Banerjee’s direction successfully captures the essence of the 1980s, evoking a sense of nostalgia. The enjoyable climax stands out as a testament to the director’s effort to bring back the joy of that era. However, the screenplay could have been tighter, and some characters felt redundant beyond their comedic scenes.
Other Aspects: The background score and music by Indraadip Dasgupta contribute to the film’s atmosphere, complemented by Soumik Halder’s camera work that effortlessly captures the essence of the 1980s. While the costumes may not always be convincing, the film’s attention to detail with props creates a strong sense of nostalgia.
- Nostalgic journey to the 1980s.
- Strong performances.
- Enjoyable climax.
- Attention to detail in recreating the 1980s atmosphere.
- Loose screenplay and some characters lacking a detailed introduction.
- Occasional stretches in emotional scenes.
- Length of the film could have been shortened.
Verdict: “Bogla Mama Jug Jug Jiyo” is a worthwhile watch for those who enjoy a nostalgic trip to the 1980s. Despite its flaws, the film’s strong performances and enjoyable climax make it a good choice for audiences looking to relive the joy of that era.
Rating: 3 /5