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Film Banchha Elo Phire – Review

36 years later, debutant director Amitabha Pathak picks up the idea of placing Banchharam (Pradip Bhattacharya), now 110 years old, in an ambience where the real estate mafia, promoter syndicates and builders begin to chase the old man when a proposed highway is announced next to his huge garden.

This forms the foundation of the sequel Banchha Elo Phire. The setting is a remote village called Debipur where Banchha lives with his evil grandson, Guneshwar (Shantilal Mukherjee), and Guneswhar’s wife (Pallavi Chatterjee), who is very fond of Banchharam.

She takes very good care of him and her two children, a son and a daughter, neither of who is interested in the garden. Khendi (June Malia), Banchha’s wife, who drowned in the local pond when she was very young, visits her husband as a ghost.

Banchha’s desperate craving to save his beloved garden from greedy promoters like Jhunjhunwala (Rajatava Dutta) and from the alcoholic Guneshwar from trying to sell it off is a good idea for a sequel, if it had continued along the same lines. But suddenly, the film takes a turn by borrowing heavily from the ghost-ridden tracks of Anik Dutta’s bumper hit Bhooter Bhabisyat…….


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