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Considering I don't expect anything more than good acting and direction from old Bengali movies, this film manages to fulfill all my limited expectations.
The plot is quite predictable from the start; but being fed on 70's Bollywood potboilers since childhood, repetitiveness is never a problem for me. After the mandatory 15-odd minutes that one must allow for the plot to set in, the film does manage to hold the viewers attention throughout. It has its moments of boredom (as always); but it gets back on track soon enough. The sequence of smuggling out statues from the museum was a nice twist at the end (and the only part that wasn't predictable!).
In the cast, it's Chabi Biswas who steals the show as a pious retired-man. Uttam, Suchitra and others are decent; nothing exceptional. The film has too many songs which can become irritating at times; but thankfully most of them don't last beyond the 'mukhra'. 'Bonmoyurir Naach Dekhte Jaabo' is the only hummable track from the film.
One can't deny that Agradoot has made better films than this. The film might not stay for long in memory; but compared to other Uttam-Suchitra flicks such as 'Annapurnar Mandir', 'Shap Mochon', etc this is certainly a 'watchable' film; which is surely good enough!
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