Chirodini Tumi Je Amar

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Chirodini Tumi Je Amar
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Poster of Chirodini Tumi Je Amar
Directed by Raj Chakraborty
Produced by Shree Venkatesh Films
Screenplay by N.K. Salil
Starring Rahul Chaurasia
Priyanka Mukherjee
Tamal Roy Chowdhury,
Gita Dey
Sujit Dutta
Rudranil Ghosh
Rita Koiral
Supriyo Dutta
Music by

Jeet Ganguly,

Chandan Sharma
Cinematography Premendra Bikash Chaki
Edited by Robi Ranjan Mitra
Distributed by Shree Venkatesh Films
Release dates 15 August 2008
Running time 180 min
Country India
Language Bengali
Budget Rs. 80 lakhs
Box office Rs. 5.0 crore

Chirodini... Tumi Je Aamar (Bengali pronunciation: [tʃirod̪ini t̪umi dʒɛ amar]; You Are Mine Eternally) is a 2008 Bengali film by Raj Chakraborty. The film was inspired by the Balaji Sakthivel directed Tamil film Kaadhal.[1]

Plot[edit]

Krishna (Rahul Banerjee) is a diligent scooter mechanic in Siliguri and life goes on smoothly for him until the rich schoolgirl Pallavi (Priyanka Sarkar) sets her eyes on him. The infatuation reaches dangerous levels when she coaxes Krishna to take her away from the clutches of her family, which has other plans about her future. The film begins with the elopement, as Pallavi steps out of her house in her school uniform, leaving even her wristwatch behind since Krishna has instructed her not to take a single thing with her. The two rush into a shopping mall where Pallavi hurriedly changes into a boy’s shirt, pants and cap, leaves her uniform behind, and the two board the bus.

The flashback, as point-of-view narrations between Pallavi and Krishna, are intercut with Pallavi’s don-like father and uncle terrorizing the neighbourhood in search of the truant girl. The naïve Krishna hesitantly yields to her charm and the two run away to Kolkata. Krishna's friend Ali (Rudranil Ghosh) helps them, and the lovers marry. The couple consummates their union while the mess chaps hastily organize a proper wedding and elaborate reception. But her family is not going to give up so easily on the daughter they dote on.

The family tracks down the couple and separates them. Pallavi agrees to marry another man to save Krishna's life after he is beaten by her father. While she believes this decision is best and moves on with her life, she one day (while on the road with her husband and daughter) runs into Krishna who suffered permanent brain damage from his beating.

Cast[edit]

  • Rahul Banerjee - কৃষ্ণ
  • Priyanka Sarkar - পল্লবী
  • Rudranil Ghosh - আলী (Krishna's friend)
  • Tamal Roy Chowdhury - পল্লবীর বাবা
  • Rita Koiral - পল্লবীর মা
  • Tulika- pallabi's aunt
  • Supriyo Dutta - pallabi's uncle
  • Aritra Dutta Banik - helper mechanic of krishna
  • Gita Dey - পল্লবীর ঠাকুমা
  • Dev - Special appearance

Crew[edit]

Production[edit]

Influences and allusions[edit]

In September 2007, Rizwanur, a computer professional who ran his classes in the city, fell in love and married Priyanka Todi, daughter of a big-time businessman Ashok Todi. But differences in status, class, faith and affluence drove them apart; Rizwanur’s dead body was discovered on the railway tracks a few days after Priyanka went back to her parents who had promised that they would send her back again to her husband.

The Kolkata Police violated its own rules preventing them from interfering in any personal matters unless violence is involved and unless a FIR is lodged against those who are called in by the police. Rizwanur’s family claimed that he was murdered at the behest of Priyanka’s wealthy and influential father who was trying to hush the case up by taking the suicide angle with tangible and direct help from some higher-ups of the Kolkata Police. The unconstitutional action by the police has now been proved through the decision that pronounced some top-ranking police officers guilty of violating their own rules in the Rizwanur-Priyanka case and acting in favour of the Todis.

Shree Venkatesh Films decided to piggy-back on this case by marketing Chirodini Tumi Je Amaar, that marks the debut of Raj Chakraborty into direction, as a loose adaptation of the real-life story of tragic love.

Music[edit]

Chirodini Tumi Je Amar
Studio album by Jeet Ganguly
Released
15 August 2008 (CD release)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label
V Music
Jeet Ganguly chronology
Love
(2008)
Chirodini Tumi Je Amar
(2008)
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(-)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
One India 4/5 stars link
NDTV Music 4.5/5 stars link
Bwtorrent 3.5/5 stars link
ThaIndian 3.5/5 stars link

The music of Chirodini Tumi Je Amar, composed by Jeet Ganguly, was released in India on 15 August 2008 The soundtrack was at the number one spot on the music charts for several consecutive weeks.[2] The media partner of Chirodini Tumi Je Amar is Bengali music channel Sangeet Bangla.

Song Singer(s) Duration
U la lla I love my soniya Jeet Ganguly 4:10
Batashe Gungun June Banerjee, Jeet Ganguly 5:45
Pante Tali Jeet Ganguly and Chorus 5:45
Piya Re Piya Re Zubeen Garg 5:41
U la lla I love my soniya June Banerjee 4:10
Jhiri Jhiri June Banerjee 5:10

Box office and ratings[edit]

Chirodini Tumi Je Amar was the top grossing Tollywood Bangla film of the year 2008 and likely the best Bengali blockbuster hit of the decade.[citation needed] The film was rated as "U" (Universal: Suitable for all ages) by the Central Board of Film Certification of India. The film had a great opening. The first week saw 55 percent footfall, which was overwhelming.[citation needed]

Mahendra Soni of Shree Venkatesh Films spent Rs 1 crore on making the movie and they have earned about Rs 2 crore. Chirodini released with 40 prints and Venkatesh is coming up with some more.[3]

Reviews and critiques[edit]

The Telegraph reviewed that movie: "Chirodini... Tumi Je Aamar could as well be a version of QSQT or any other tragic teen love story done to death on screen. But Raj Chakraborty’s directorial debut turns the cliche on its head and makes a two-hour-20-minute entertainer, without the tackiness, sloppiness and meaningless melodrama typical of mainstream Tollywood ... Chirodini’s strength is its screenplay — smart, crisp and racy with neat shot divisions, life-like situations and convincing characters." [4]

Screenindia.com comments that "The script begins to falter after the diabolic uncle takes the couple away, but till then it is smooth-sailing. Priyanka and Rahul offer the freshness Bengali cinema was dying to get for many years. They are young, absolutely new and have tried to do as much justice to the script as they could though the script backs Priyanka more than Rahul. The original touch is that the film opens with the couple’s elopement after top-angle shots of the city of Kolkata panning across to cover people going about their daily lives including a madman who roams aimlessly across the streets. The love affair in the first half is a bit repetitive and the scenes in the girl’s home are superfluous."[5]

"Preetam Choudhury’s production design is mind-blowing and realistic. Jeet’s music ably complemented with Gautam-Susmit’s lyrics blend into the theme and story of the film very well. Premendra Bikash Chaki’s cinematography is brilliant in the second half but not so good in the first. This is a good debut where the footage is too long and the dream scenes stick out like sore thumbs. Raj has also made Priyanka prance around in a towel but it does not look vulgar. A good debut by a young director. One only hopes he can sustain the standard he has established with his first film. The film deserves one star for production design, one star for acting and one for the cinematography."[5]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chirodini Tumi Je Amaar' shines with audience". www.bharatstudent.com. 15 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  2. ^ Top Ten albums of the week
  3. ^ Nag, Kushali (15 October 2008). "Tolly tally". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  4. ^ Sengupta, Reshmi (20 August 2008). "Love in the time of hate". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  5. ^ a b "Chirodini Tumi Je Amaar". www.screenindia.com. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 

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