Its better not to think or even compare Goyenda Gogol with Feluda or Bomkesh. But the sheer joy of a good children sleuth film makes Goyenda Gogol earn those extra points. Definitely a good holiday watch.
Summer holidays are the best time to engage your children with some activity workshops. But when the filmmakers begin to target the kids at this time of the year, then the parents have nothing much to do other than escorting their kids to the nearby theatres for a screen treat. Director Arindam Dey has taken advantage of the holidays and following the footsteps of Arjun, has welcomed Gogol on screen. Goyenda Gogol is an adaptation of Samaresh Basu's child fiction character Gogol.
Director Arindam Dey has cleverly picked up the idea of the child sleuth and has given a totally contemporary insight and platform to the otherwise 70's children fiction. From including tabs and other modern gadgets to Gogol's Pandora bag, the director has also remoulded the other characters according to the present times and has successfully directed a modern sleuth adventure.
Gogol is a young intelligent boy, who has a special eye towards adventure and is ever ready to find one round the corner. He always keeps his all-in-one bag handy, filled with equipments he would need on his adventure trip. Gogol (Abhijit Ghosh) travels to Puri with his dad (Saheb Chatterjee) and mother (Rachna Bannerjee), when his father returns from the U.S. on a vacation. From the moment Gogol's family with the other groups of tourists reaches the Mandar Villa or 'Hanabari' in Puri, Gogol begins to run around in search of adventure. He somehow has an intuition that something is happening beyond the visible eyes. In his quest he is repeatedly bothered by Neil Senapati (Debdut Ghosh), who tries to pull Gogol out of his path. However, as fate has it Gogol gets kidnapped by Neil's men and the adventure begins to roll from there. Private detective Ashoke Thakur (Indraneil Sengupta) enters the scene from here and rescues Gogol and jumps into the adventure together with him.
Indraneil Sengupta is well groomed for Goyenda Gogol and is steady and smart in his role. He is indeed too good in his various shades. The other actors especially Debdut Ghosh with the negative shades of his character is also worth a mention. But of course it is the child actor Abhijit Ghosh, who is indeed brilliant and proves his worth by keeping every bit of Goyenda Gogol together in one piece with his brilliant acting abilities.
In short, it's better not to think or even compare Goyenda Gogol with Feluda or Bomkesh. But the sheer joy of a good children sleuth film makes Goyenda Gogol earn those extra points. Definitely a good holiday watch.
Critic: Anurima Das
(2.8 / 5) : Above Average