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Pradhan Movie Review : A Riveting Bengali Thriller with Twists and Turns”

Pradhan Movie Review

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Reviewd By : Souvik Saha

Director: Avijit Sen

Starring: Dev Adhikari, Paran Bandyopadhyay, Soham Chakraborty, Anirban Chakrabarti, Mamata Shankar, Sabitri Chatterjee, Kharaj Mukherjee, Ambarish Bhattacharya, Kanchan Mullick, Koninica Banerjee, Sohini Sengupta, Biswanath Basu, Sujan Mukherjee, Debasish Mondal

Music: Shantanu Moitra, Anupam Roy, Rathijit Bhattacharjee

“Pradhan” is a gripping Bengali film directed by Avijit Se”In ‘Dharmapur Chronicles,’ newlywed police officer Deepak Pradhan (Dev) confronts corruption in his new assignment, Dharmapur. His unwavering honesty challenges the local power, panchayat pradhan Jatileshwar Mukherjee (Anirban Chakrabarti). As Deepak’s bravery inspires the community, a powerful narrative unfolds, depicting the resilient fight of honest residents against political corruption. The film intricately explores the dynamics of integrity and deceit, weaving a compelling story around the protagonist’s quest for justice. Set against the backdrop of Dharmapur’s unique characters, including landlord Jibon Krishna Sarkar (Paran Bandyopadhyay) and his wife Shanti (Mamata Shankar), the movie delivers a thrilling cinematic experience. ‘Dharmapur Chronicles’ is a riveting portrayal of collective courage and the relentless pursuit of truth, leaving a lasting impact on viewers.”

Star Performances: Dev shines in his role as Deepak Pradhan, portraying the internal struggle and determination of the character with authenticity.Paran Bandyopadhyay delivers a strong performance, while Soham Chakraborty steals the show and Anirban Chakrabarti impresses with his awesome acting. Soumitrisha’s performance is decent, though chemistry between Dev and Soumitrisha falls short.The supporting cast, featuring seasoned actors like Mamata Shankar, Sabitri Chatterjee, Kharaj Mukherjee, Ambarish Bhattacharya, Kanchan Mullick, Koninica Banerjee, Sohini Sengupta, Biswanath Basu, Sujan Mukherjee, and Debasish Mondal, adds depth to the narrative.

Direction: Avijit Sen skillfully directs the film, weaving together past events and present challenges to create a suspenseful atmosphere that keeps the audience engaged. The storyline effectively navigates the complexities of corruption within the police force, providing a compelling narrative.

Music: The music by Shantanu Moitra, Anupam Roy, and Rathijit Bhattacharjee is okay, with a good background score enhancing the overall experience of the film.

Pros:

  • Nuanced and authentic portrayal of characters.
  • Gripping narrative with a suspenseful atmosphere.
  • Strong performances by Dev Adhikari, Paran Bandyopadhyay, Soham Chakraborty, and Anirban Chakrabarti.
  • Skillful direction by Avijit Sen.

Cons:

  • Film’s length is a drawback.
  • Comedy elements do not work well.
  • Chemistry between Dev and Soumitrisha is not convincing.

Verdict: “Pradhan” stands out as a compelling Bengali film with strong performances, effective direction, and a gripping narrative. Despite some drawbacks like the film’s length and weak comedy, the overall impact is positive. Dev Adhikari’s portrayal and the supporting cast contribute to making it a worthwhile watch for those interested in suspenseful dramas.

Rating: 3.5/5 (Recommended)

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Written by Souvik Saha

Discover the mind behind Cine Kolkata – Souvik Saha, an innovative entrepreneur and editor. With a passion for authentic news, he's the driving force behind Cine Kolkata's captivating film, atoz entertainment, sports, and lifestyle coverage. Souvik also heads Cine Digital, a digital marketing agency, expanding his impact across the digital realm.

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