Pradipta Bhattacharyya’s ‘Rajlokhi O Srikanto’ is a must watch for its magic realism, timeless music, brilliant storytelling, mesmerizing visuals, stunning performances, amazing treatment and definitely for the incredible climax!
Bhattacharyya’s modern time Srikanto straightforwardly says,
“Amai keu chakri dite pare na! Ami chakri ni. R pochondo na hole lathi mere chole jai.”
Srikanto never forgets his childhood buddy Indranath’s mantra throughout the journey of his Life, “Bhoy pash na Srikanto!”
And Indrada’s influence plays major role to shape Srikanto’s character in the later part of his life.
One of the finest parts of Rajlokhi O Srikanto is, Character Development. Bhattacharyya not only written the lead characters so well but also develops the other important characters Quite Efficiently. Take the note of Srikanto’s rich college friend, Hukumchand (wonderfully played by Rahul Arunoday Banerjee). Bhattacharyya amazingly developed this character. Aparajita Ghosh Das as ‘AnnadaDi’ is outstanding. The way Bhattacharyya narrates the tale of AnnaDa And Indranath, It deserves a mention. Sayan Ghosh as ‘IndraDa’ is a show stellar and undoubtedly the biggest surprise of the film. Soham Maitra as young Srikanto and Gargi Maji as young ‘Rajlokkhi’ are very impressive.
Jyotika Jyoti makes her presence felt both as ‘Piyari’ and ‘Rajlokkhi.’ Ritwick Chakraborty delivers yet another superlative performance. He wonderfully captures the nuances of Srikanto on his face throughout the entire film. However, his best expression is saved for the intense climax sequence.
Music of this film is timeless and the lines are simply unforgettable. Anirban Das’s composition & Timir Biswas’s voice create magical numbers such as ‘Amar bhul hoe gyachhe priyo’ And “Amar etuk sudhu chaoa.” Special mention for Satyaki Banerjee’s magnificent BGM and hats off to Subhadip Dey for his amazing cinematography.
FINAL WORDS:- Rajlokhi O Srikanto Is a gem of Indian Cinema. Pradipta Bhattacharyya once again makes a film which is bound to make you think, interpret And visualize!
Go for it and fall in love with this magic called, Cinema.