Truly like a paper boat Partha Sarathi Joardar's Kagojer Nouka is unable to float even for a small distance and sinks quite soon. There is nothing that can actually force you to watch this film at all.
| Anurima Das
In the midst of the chit fund frenzy in West Bengal, a film on the subject of Chit-funds hits the theatre. What an ideal timing to bring out the dirty water on reel when actually much of the same is pouring all around in real. Kagojer Nouka literally means a paper boat, the existence of the chit-fund companies are much like the paper boats which can only float upright for a very small spell of time, yet the proud chit-fund owners over the years have neglected their destined fractional existence and have pulled out money from people just to succeed with their greedy endeavors. The chit-funds have received the final blow in the state and quite coincidentally Kagojer Nouka brings to light one such family, which has got destroyed owing to the fund's atrocities.
Raman (Victor Banerjee) has lost his son and his wife owing to the nuisances of the chit-funds. Being a freedom fighter with his revolutionary zeal he decides to fight the financial mess and seek justice for his dead family. In his quest he is joined by Arvind (Rajesh Sharma) a police officer with an edge and his son's girlfriend Bidita Bag who is a journalist by profession. The social problems and the disturbing situations up till this point make the story interesting and along the premise of the present threatening situations the storyline does become meaningful. But there is nothing more and from this point the Director Partha Sarathi Joardar invests the screen time to bring into light all the other important issues like cross border terrorism, communal dissonance and other more intricate issues. However the question is why Partha Sarathi Joardar has brought in so much of serious subjects and national issues within the film when it majorly had a personal revenge story at its heart? Even if he did bring in these elements to showcase the larger issues why couldn't he hold on to the pace of the same?
Stalwart actors Soumitra Chatterjee and Victor Banerjee are superb with their acting and do try to cement the scattered film to a great extent. Rajesh Sharma is brilliant as the temperamental police officer and is very natural with his strong acting abilities. Apart from acting strength of these men, there is nothing much to explore in Partha Sarathi Joardar's Kagojer Nouka.
Truly like a paper boat Partha Sarathi Joardar's Kagojer Nouka is unable to float even for a small distance and sinks quite soon.
There is nothing that can actually force you to watch this film at all.
Critic: Anurima Das
1 out of 5 (Poor)
WHAT THE RATINGS MEAN:
0.0 - 1.4 : Poor
1.5 - 1.7: Poor, A Few Good Parts
1.8 - 2.3: Average
2.4 - 2.9: Fairly Good
3.0 - 3.4: Good
3.5 - 5.0: Very Good