Chaamp

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Chaamp
Chaamp Bengali movie poster.jpg
Directed by Raj Chakraborty
Produced by Dev Adhikari
Gurupada Adhikari
Written by Dev
Screenplay by Padmanabha Dasgupta
Story by Dev
Starring Dev
Rukmini Maitra
Music by Jeet Gannguli
Guest Composers :
Anupam Roy
Raftaar
Background Score :
Indraadip Dasgupta
Cinematography Soumik Haldar
Edited by Md. Kalam
Production
company
Dev Entertainment Ventures
Geetsangeet Productions
Distributed by SVF Entertainment
Release date
  • 23 June 2017 (2017-06-23) (West Bengal)
  • 30 June 2017 (2017-06-30) (All India)
Running time
155 Minutes
Country India
Language Bengali

Chaamp is a 2017 Indian Bengali-language sports drama film directed by Raj Chakraborty. Produced by Dev,[1] the film stars him in the lead role, along with Rukmini Maitra, in her debut film and Chiranjeet Chakraborty, Priyanka Sarkar, Kamaleswar Mukherjee who stars in other pivotal roles.[2] After releasing initially in West Bengal on 23 June 2017, the film released all over India on 30 June 2017.[3]

Plot[edit]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

In September 2016, The Times of India reported that Dev was going to launch Rukmini Maitra[4] through a new production of his directed by Raj Chakraborty.[5] It was reported that boxing is the main core of the film, with Dev and Rukmini, both playing the role of a boxer and Chiranjeet, playing the role of a retired boxer who wants to fulfill his dream through Dev's character.[6][7]

The film is Dev's debut production with his company, Dev Entertainment Ventures.

Release[edit]

The film released in West Bengal on 23 June 2017, and released in the rest of India on 30 June 2017.[3] The film was distributed by SVF Entertainment in India.

Critical Reception[edit]

The Times of India praised the film, giving Chaamp 3.5 stars out of 5 and calling the film a must watch.[8] Their review praised the directing by Raj Chakraborty, saying that the film shows his coming of age as a director. Despite calling him "deadpan as usual", the review notes that Dev has been played to his strengths and has the perfect body language. Rukmini Maitra was praised for debut performance, being called a natural in the review. The rest of the cast was commended for their performances, including Chiranjeet Chakraborty, Priyanka Sarkar, Kamaleshwar Mukherjee, and Supriyo Dutta. The review also commended the crew, specifically cinematographer Soumik Halder, art director Tanmoy Chakraborty and editor Md Kalam. However, the film's story was criticized for its similarities to Sultan, a 2016 Hindi film also about the comeback of an athlete.[8]

Soundtrack[edit]

Chaamp
Soundtrack album by Jeet Gannguli,
Raftaar & Anupam Roy
Released 10 June 2017
Recorded 2017
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 22:26
Language Bengali
Label Zee Music Bangla
Producer Dev
Jeet Gannguli chronology
Boss 2: Back To Rule
(2017)
Chaamp
(2017)
Dekh Kemon Lage
(2017)
Raftaar chronology
Fugly
(2014)
Chaamp
(2017)
Anupam Roy chronology
Arani Takhon
(2017)
Chaamp
(2017)
Uma
(2018)

The songs for the soundtrack of Chaamp are composed by Jeet Gannguli with lyrics written by Anindya Chattopadhyay, Raftaar, Anupam Roy, Srijato & Raja Chanda. There are 2 additional songs by Raftaar and Anupam Roy which were not in the film but in the soundtrack. The soundtrack was initially released on Saavn on 14 May 2017,[9] and was later released on other streaming services like Apple Music on 10 June 2017.[10]

No.TitleLyricsMusicArtist(s)Length
1."Tu Hi Hai Chaamp" (Title Track)Anindya ChattopadhyayJeet GannguliSupratip Bhattacharya4:09
2."Jaya Tomari"Raja ChandaJeet GannguliDev Negi3:49
3."Dekho Dekho Chaamp"RaftaarRaftaarRaftaar, Dev2:36
4."Tumio Chaamp"Anupam RoyAnupam RoyAnupam Roy3:07
5."Maula Re"Anindya ChattopadhyayJeet GannguliArijit Singh5:36
6."Shibaji Shibaji"SrijatoJeet GannguliShayon Biswas3:07

Jeet Gannguli, one of the composers of the soundtrack, expressed disappointment with the inclusion of Anupam Roy and Raftaar on the soundtrack.[11] He explained that he initially composed four tracks for the soundtrack, and felt that since he had already done that, he should complete the soundtrack by composing the rest of the music. Gannguli further explained that he is not fond of the trend of hiring multiple composers for a single soundtrack album, a trend which has become popular in the Hindi film industry, where Gannguli has also famously composed soundtracks.[11]

Album critical reception[edit]

"Jaya Tomari" has been described as a runaway hit,[11] and was commended along with "Maula Re" and "Tumio Chaamp".[8]

Remake and Character Maps[edit]

Chaamp
(2017)
(Bengali)
Champ
(2018)
(Malayalam)
Shivaji
(Dev)
Siva
(Prithviraj)
Jaya
(Rukmini Maitra)
Kavya
(Bhavana)
Buro Bagchi
(Chiranjeet)
Coach Sanjay
(Atul Kulkarni)
Swathi
(Priyankha)
Sathi
(Illeana)

Accolades[edit]

The film was nominated for multiple awards at the 2018 Filmfare Awards East.[12][13]

Year Nominated work Category Award Result Notes Citation
2018 Dev Best Actor Filmfare Award Nominated Filmfare Awards East [12]
2018 Arijit Singh Best Singer (Male) Filmfare Award Nominated Filmfare Awards East [12]
2018 Rukmini Maitra Best Debut (Female) Filmfare Award Won Filmfare Awards East
Also for the film Cockpit
[13]

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