3 out of 5 (Good)
Ami Aar Amar Girlfriends has truly kept up to the hopes of a chick flick. A perfect watch when you are, going through a tough time and want to bond over gossips and anecdote from life with your bestie.
Anurima Das Tue, 14 May 2013
In the midst of galore of publicity and much hype, the film Ami Aar Amar Girlfriends finally have hit the theatres this Friday. There was much hype surrounding this film by Mainak Bhoumik which was slated for an end April release, but unfortunately the censor board came up as a villain and delayed the release pertaining to a few of its 'controversial' bits and pieces. With a few crop, chop and omission the film has seen the light of the theatre and the wait is over to meet Mainak's 'Girlfriends'.
Ami Aar Amar Girlfriends is Mainak Bhoumik's efforts to portray the exquisite bonding between girls and how inspite of leading individual lives, when in problem a girl searches for her best girlfriend. This sort of subject has been dealt with quite well by directors internationally and several facets of intricate relationships, love, ups and downs in life etc. have formed the backbone of such films. However, Ami Aar Amar Girlfriends can easily claim to be the first of its kind within the Indian film paradigm.
Sreemoyee (Swastika Mukherjee), Preenita (Raima Sen) and Rhea (Parno Mitra) are three friends with individual lives and there own day to day problems. They lead separate lives in terms of both their professional and personal self. While one seems to fall in love with the next man she meets, the other is married and unhappy. Life seems to be rough, until they decide to set out on a trip together. It is this trip that brings the three women back on track and helps them discover themselves. Discussing their individual lives in the midst of the fun and frolic of the trip helps them unwind along the sand and the sea.
The three actresses truly justify their roles and are very natural. Their camaraderie on reel looks like a reflection of their real. As the line "It's a girl's world! Sorry boys!" on the poster has been reminding for weeks now, truly there is no place for boys in the films. Apart from the leading ladies Mainak Bhoumik wins with the dialogues
and music, much like his other films. He does not lose on the reality and is very witty with the appeal of the story as well. Neha Panda is back as the stylist for this film and charms the screen with color and quirk.
To Summarize, Ami Aar Amar Girlfriends has truly kept up to the hopes of a chick flick. A perfect watch when you are, going through a tough time and want to bond over gossips and anecdote from life with your bestie.
Critic: Anurima Das
3 out of 5 (Good)