Challenge 2

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Challenge 2
Challenge 2 poster.jpg
Promotional Poster
Directed by Raja Chanda
Produced by Srikant Mohta and Mahendra Soni of Shree Venkatesh Films
Written by NK Salil
Starring Dev
Pooja Bose
Tapas Paul
Ashish Vidyarthi
Kharaj Mukherjee
Music by Jeet Ganguly
Savvy Gupta
Cinematography Sailesh Awasthi
Edited by Saikat Sengupta, Rabi Ranjan Maitra, Jahidul Islam Shuvo
Production
company
Shree Venkatesh Films
Release dates
  • 19 October 2012 (2012-10-19)
Running time
155 minutes
Country India
Language Bengali

Challenge 2 is a 2012 Bengali action comedy film directed by Raja Chanda starring Dev and Pooja Bose in lead roles. The film is not a sequel to the 2009 Bengali film Challenge; it contains a very different storyline. Major parts of the movie were shot in Malaysia, Dubai and Mumbai besides Kolkata. Challenge 2 is a remake of 2011 Telugu film Dookudu,[1] directed by Srinu Vaitla and starring Mahesh Babu and Samantha.

Plot[edit]

IPS Officer Abhiraj Roy a.k.a. Abhi (Dev) is a daring super-cop in Mumbai. He is on a mission to apprehend a mafia don, Guru Nayak (Ashish Vidyarthi), who is involved in illegal drug trade, extortion, and arms trafficking. His father, Debraj Roy (Tapas Paul), who was a politician driven by idealistic values and a sense of social service, met with a fatal accident. It is later revealed that Debraj actually survived the accident but ended up in a state of coma. However, this truth is hidden by their family from the people. Abhi maintains a low profile to catch Guru Nayak. In an undercover operation in Malaysia, Abhi gets hold of Guru Nayak's brother Bunty (Surajit Sen). Later, it is revealed that one corrupt businessman, Apurba Ghosh (Dipankar Dey), was the mastermind behind Debraj's accident.

Abhi falls in love with a girl Pooja Bakshi (Pooja Bose), a fashion designer, who he meets in Malaysia. She is the daughter of Abhi's boss Madhusudhon Bakshi (Rajatava Dutta), a cop who reports to the police commissioner (Bharat Kaul) in Mumbai city. When Debraj comes out of the coma, doctors advise his family that he is at risk if he encounters or hears anything upsetting, disturbing, or shocking. Abhi hides the events surrounding Debraj's accident. He even hides his profession, as it was Debraj's dream to see his son as a politician revered by people. Abhi shifts his family to Debraj's previously abandoned mansion, which is now being used for filmmaking.

Abhi creates a dummy political set-up at this mansion. In the guise of a reality television program, Abhi tricks an aspiring but unsuccessful film actor Swarnakamal (Kharaj Mukherjee), as well as another unsuccessful actor Premjit (Subhasish Mukherjee). Abhi keeps this drama under wraps from his father, by making him believe that Abhi is now an M.L.A. revered by people fulfilling Debraj's wishes. He also gets engaged with his love Pooja, to make Debraj happy. The rest of the plot reveals the politician-criminal nexus behind Debraj's accident and Abhi's retaliation over the political corruptions of the villains.[citation needed]

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

The film released on 19 October 2012 (Durga panchami) just before the Durga Pujo weekend in 270 theatres across India including West Bengal, Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Bihar, Assam, Tripura, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh[citation needed][2][3] and is being screened in both single screen and multiplexes. According to Producer Mr. Mahendra Soni – this is the first time a non-double-version Bengali flick has been released in 270 theatres across the country and continues its successful run in the non-niche segment of core viewers outside Bengal.[4]

Soundtrack[edit]

Challenge 2
Soundtrack album
Released October 2012 (2012-10)
Recorded 2012
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Shree Venkatesh Films – V Music
Producer Shree Venkatesh Films

The soundtrack of the film was scored by Jeet Ganguly and Savvy Gupta.

Track Song Singer(s) Duration (min:sec) Music Lyricist
1 "Challenge Nibi Na Sala" Suraj Jagan 4:20 Jeet Ganguly Prasenjit Mukherjee
2 "Police Chorer Preme Poreche" Abhijeet Bhattacharya & Akriti Kakkar 4:11 Jeet Ganguly Raja Chanda
3 "Elo Je Maa Durga Maa" Abhijeet Bhattacharya & Shreya Ghoshal 5:07 Jeet Ganguly Priyo Chattopadhyay
4 "Pyaar Ka Bukhar" Suraj Jagan 3:22 Savvy Gupta Savvy Gupta

Character map of remakes[edit]

Dookudu (2011)
(Telugu)
Challenge 2 (2012)
(Bengali)
Power (2014)
(Kannada)
Mahesh Babu Dev Puneeth Rajkumar
Samantha Ruth Prabhu Pooja Bose Trisha Krishnan
Prakash Raj Tapas Paul Prabhu

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bengali Films are remaking from South films". filmz24.com. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "News 100 – 29th Oct 2012". YouTube. 29 October 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Challenge 2: Bengali film released in 270 screens, sets a new record". CNN-IBN. 28 October 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Challenge 2 released in 270 screens, sets record". The Times of India. 28 October 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2012.