Kidnap (2019 film)

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Kidnap
Kidnap (2019).jpg
Poster
Directed byRaja Chanda
Produced byNispal Singh
Written byN. K. Salil
Screenplay byN. K. Salil
Story byN. K. Salil
StarringDev
Rukmini Maitra
Chandan Sen
Ashim Roy Chowdhury
Buddhadeb Bhattacharya
Music byJeet Gannguli
CinematographySouvik Basu
Edited byMd Kalam
Production
company
Distributed bySurinder Films
Release date
  • 5 June 2019 (2019-06-05)
Running time
2 hrs 8 min
CountryIndia
LanguageBengali
Budget3.5 cr
Box office3.60 cr

Kidnap is a Bengali film directed by Raja Chanda .The film produced by Surinder Films. Features Dev, Rukmini Maitra, Chandan Sen, Sahidur Rahman, Sriparna Roy, Prantik Banerjee, Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, and Ashim Roy Chowdhury in lead roles. This movie was released on 5 June 2019.[1][2][3][4]

Plot[edit]

After stumbling across illegal activities in a shady pub, a journalist finds her life in jeopardy. The only person standing between the criminal racket and her is a young singer at the pub. Can he save her from imminent danger? Review: Kidnap is like a roller-coaster ride. Some scenes have you flying with excitement, while others make you sick to the stomach. Directed by Raja Chanda, the film deals with human trafficking, or more specifically, trafficking of women. With a sensitive subject like that, what is required is an equally sensitive script and direction. But there is none of that here. The director opts for the sledgehammer version of filmmaking. It’s like no one in the film has come across a problem that can’t be solved with a punch, or twenty. The story, without getting into the nitty-gritty (because there isn’t any), is simple. Dev (portrayed by Dev) plays an undercover police agent looking into women trafficking cases when he meets Meghna (Rukmini Maitra) at a pub in Dubai. She is a journalist doing a story on the same subject. But when she herself is kidnapped and brought into the flesh trade, Dev leaves no stone unturned to rescue her and many others like her. The premise is simple but the execution leaves much to be desired. The first half is light, but moves at a breakneck pace to leave plenty of time for the action and resolution. The action is fast and furious. Very few Bengali films have had this kind of intense and gory fights. So gory, that it is a miracle that that the film got a U/A certification. There is blood splattering, splashing and spewing everywhere. Those who like it have stunt director Rocky Rajesh to thank, while more squeamish viewers can just look away. Dev and Rukmini do a commendable job. Dev is truly in his element when he glaring at, or beating up, the bad guys. He has built up a physique to be proud of and he lets his fists do much of the talking. Rukmini looks resplendent and plays the part of a damsel in distress with elan. The director has little to do. For a Dev film, you need him at front and centre. And that’s exactly what he does. Everything else is background noise, including the script and story by NK Salil. And the film suffers for it. The background music by Savvy uses a lot of metal and hard rock overtones that go very well the action. But the songs, especially their timing in the film, leave a lot to be desired. Overall, a middling effort that will please Dev fans mostly, and a few others who like action hard and fast.

Cast[edit]

[6][7]

Soundtrack[edit]

Kidnap
Soundtrack album by
Released2019
Recorded2018
StudioSurinder Films
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Jeet Gannguli chronology
Jamai Badal
(2019)
Kidnap
(2019)
Bibaho Obhijaan
(2019)
Singles from Kidnap
  1. "Oi Dakche Aakash"
    Released: 20 Apr 2019
  2. "Ami Tomake Bhalobasi"
    Released: 2 May 2019
  3. "Monta Katha Sonena"
    Released: 21 May 2019
  4. "Ektu Jayga Dena"
    Released: 30 May 2019

All music is composed by Jeet Gannguli.

No.TitleLyricsSingerLength
1."Oi Dakche Aakash [8]"Raja ChandaPawandeep4:33
2."Ami Tomake Bhalobashi"Raja ChandaJubin Nautiyal, Rap by: Parry G3:06
3."Monta Katha Sonena"Raja ChandaGoldie Sohel, Palak Muchhal4:02
4."Ektu Jayga Dena"Ritam SenArmaan Malik3:04

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Here's how 'Kidnap' story was developed". timesofindia. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Rukmini Maitra continues 'Kidnap' shooting despite fever". timesofindia. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Favourite Tollywood romantic pair Dev & Rukmini to star in Raja Chanda's upcoming film, Kidnap". timesofindia. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Kidnap Movie: Showtimes, Review, Songs, Trailer ... - Times of India". timesofindia. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Rukmini Maitra continues 'Kidnap' shooting despite fever". timesofindia. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Here's how 'Kidnap' story was developed". timesofindia. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Favourite Tollywood romantic pair Dev & Rukmini to star in Raja Chanda's upcoming film, Kidnap". timesofindia. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Rukmini thrilled with response to Oi Dakche Akash". timesofindia. Retrieved 30 April 2019.

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