Champion (2003 film)

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Champion
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The poster for the film Champion
Directed byRabi Kinagi
Produced byShree Venkatesh Films
Written byRabi Kinagi
StarringJeet
Srabanti Chatterjee
Music byS P Venkatesh
CinematographyV. Probhakar
Edited byAtish Chandra Sarkar
Distributed byAshadeep Entertainment
Release date
15 April 2003
Running time
166 mins [1]
CountryIndia
LanguageBengali
Box office4.33 cr.

Champion is a sports drama Bengali film was released in 2003. Directed by Rabi Kinagi, the movie featured Jeet and Srabanti Chatterjee. This movie is Jeet's third movie and Srabanti Chatterjee's debut movie.[2] The movie is a remake of Telugu movie Thammudu which itself was inspired by Aamir Khan's Hindi film Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar.

Plot[edit]

The main theme of the film depicts how an irresponsible boy can be very responsible at a particular stage of life. In this film we have got a glittering appearance of a new hero at Tollygunge named 'Jeet'. Raja is a college student who is forever committing mischief. He and his peers Bhola, Dhonu & Kanu always stay on the top of the list of failures. Raja has an elder brother, Rohit (Siddhartho) who is the exact opposite of the infamous Raja. Rohit works at their father's cafe, and is bright in studies. Their father is fed up with the restless Raja. Even after repeated whackings from his father the stubborn mule refuses to change. Raja's only support is his childhood friend Kavita who is secretly in love with him. But the flirtatious Raja finds solace in the spoilt brat Riya, the daughter of a millionaire. Raja saves Riya from the villainous millionaire student Ronny. But Riya dumps Raja & patches up with the affluent Rony. In the meanwhile Rohit starts rigorously practising for the upcoming kick boxing championship final against Rony. All hell breaks loose when Rohit is beaten by Rony & his mates. Rohit is hospitalised in a critical condition. Raja approaches Rohit's coach and begs him to train Raja. Thus a vigorous practice schedule begins. Raja with support from Kavita gets himself ready for the match. In the match he emerges victorious and dedicates the trophy to Rohit and then celebrates his love with Kavita.

With Jeet's journey in Bengali film world taking a new-found momentum from this film after the huge success of 'Saathi', the industry got yet another great young actor in Siddhartho Banerjee, in the role of Rohot (Jeet's elder brother). Siddhartho, though a regular face in TV serial lead roles, was relatively a newcomer on the big screen. His screen presence was at par with that of Jeet and acting was top-notch. This film also gifted the industry another budding actor, Sagnik (in the role of Rony) who was a great fit opposite the Jeet-Siddhartho duo.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Singers are Shreya Ghoshal, Jojo, Reema Mukherjee.

All lyrics written by Gautam Sushmit; all music composed by S. P. Venkatesh.

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Mone Pore Koto Kotha"Kavita Krishnamurthy04:42
2."Travelling Soldier"Ramana Gogula03:38
3."Srimoti Ektu Darao"S.P. Balasubrahmanyam05:43
4."Chokhe Lage Nesha"Babul Supriyo, Kavita Krishnamurthy05:20
5."Cholo Na Prem Kori"S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, Kavita Krishnamurthy04:06
6."Kobe Je Amar Naam"Babul Supriyo03:02
7."Bondhu Bole Dako Jare (Male)"S.P. Balasubrahmanyam05:03

Reception[edit]

Champion was a high critically and commercially success. Mainly Jeet's comic timing and acting was praised.

Awards[edit]

Best actor nomination (Jeet) Best playback singer and Best Supporting Actor Nomination (Siddhartho Banerjee)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Champion 2003 Movie". Retrieved 14 November 2008.
  2. ^ "Dream Pair : Heroine Hunt". Calcutta, India: www.telegraphindia.com. 18 June 2008. Retrieved 15 November 2008.

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