Paglu

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Paglu
Paglu Film Poster.jpg
Movie Commercial Poster
Directed byRajiv Kumar Biswas
Produced byNispal Singh
Written byN.K. Salil
Screenplay byN.K. Salil
Starring
Music byJeet Gannguli
CinematographyKumud Verma
Edited byRabiranjan Maitra
Aninda Chattopadhyay
Production
company
Distributed byShree Venkatesh Films
Release date
  • 3 June 2011 (2011-06-03)
Running time
143 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageBengali
Budget5 crore[1]
Box office10 crore[2]

Paglu (English: Mad) is a 2011 Indian Bengali-language romantic comedy film directed by Rajib Biswas. The film is a remake of the 2006 Telugu film Devadasu.[1] The film stars Dev, Koel Mallick and Rajatava Dutta in lead roles, and follows the story of how a college student falls in love with a non resident Indian girl.

Paglu marked the third collaboration of Dev with Koel Mallick following their previous hits Premer Kahini (2008), Mon Mane Na (2008) and Bolo Na Tumi Aamar (2010). The film is the first instalment of the Paglu franchise. The song from Paglu, "Paglu Thoda Sa Karle Romance" became a hit among youngsters and topped the Bengali Music Charts.[3]

Paglu was theatrically released in India on 3 June 2011.[4] The film became a financial success, [5] emerging as one of the highest grossing Bengali movies of all time, with a lifetime collection of ₹ 9.95 crore.

Plot[edit]

The film begins with Dev (Dev),a college student, meeting Rimi (Koel Mallick)– a girl who comes from the U.S. to take admission in 'Princeton' College for completing papers. She becomes a matter of rivalry between Dev and his rival in college, Ronnie, whom Dev defeats in a challenge and wins over Rimi. Rimi’s father, a Senator in the U.S (Rajatava Dutta), arrives in town and takes her back to the U.S on the pretext of celebrating her birthday. He separates the couple, but they vow to get back to each other. Dev's visa is rejected so he organizes a public rally and pleads his love for Rimi which helps him to get his visa. Once he is in the U.S., he starts a game with Rimi’s father which sees Dev laying down a challenge to him and also sees Dev getting beaten up by his security guards. He returns and takes Rimi away with him, but later Rimi goes back to her house. The film concludes with Dev going back to India and Rimi joining him there.[6]

Cast[edit]

Music[edit]

Paglu
Soundtrack album by
Released2011
Recorded2010
StudioSurinder Films
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length23:40
LanguageBengali
LabelSurinder Films
ProducerSurinder Films
Jeet Gannguli chronology
Josh
(2010)
Paglu
(2011)
Bhorer Alo
(2011)
Singles from Paglu
  1. "Paglu Title Song"
    Released: 13 Jun 2018
  2. "Mon Bebagi"
    Released: 14 Jun 2018
  3. "Jane Mon"
    Released: 16 Jun 2018
  4. "Eshechi Toke Niye"
    Released: 17 Jun 2018
  5. "Prem Ki Bujhini"
    Released: 18 Jun 2018

All lyrics are written by Priyo Chattopadhyay, Prasen (Prasenjit Mukherjee); all music is composed by Jeet Gannguli.

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Paglu Thoda Sa Karle Romance"Priyo ChattopadhyayMika Singh & Akriti Kakkar03:34
2."Prem Ki Bujhini"Prasen (Prasenjit Mukherjee)Zubeen Garg & Akriti Kakkar03:51
3."Mon Bebagi"Prasen (Prasenjit Mukherjee)Kunal Ganjawala, Akriti Kakkar & Rana Mazumder04:12
4."Eshechi Toke Niye"Prasen (Prasenjit Mukherjee)Mohit Chauhan04:03
5."Jane Mon"Prasen (Prasenjit Mukherjee)Jeet Gannguli03:52
6."Paglu - Remix"Priyo ChattopadhyayMika Singh & Akriti Kakkar04:08

Release[edit]

Paglu was released theatrically on 3rd June 2011 to mixed reviews and received a favourable audience response.

Sequel[edit]

Following the success of Paglu, Paglu 2 was made and released in 2012. Although the two films have different plots and characters, the film is considered the second installment in the Paglu franchise that began with Paglu. The second installment, Paglu 2 was also a hit.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Paglu vs Shatru". The Telegraph. Calcutta. 20 June 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  2. ^ http://spicyonion.com/box-office-india/paglu-bengali-movie-box-office-collection
  3. ^ "Bengali movie Paglu - Cast,crew,songs and review and rating". Bengal Spider. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Paglu Release Info". imdb. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Bengali screen entertainer 'Paglu' a runaway hit". The Economic Times. 13 June 2011. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Paglu Movie Review". The Times of India. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2017.