The actors of the film, much like the trend of the time has been doing rounds of popular TV shows to promote Director Kingshuk De's Nodi Re Tui. It was a well created hype that the film is based on the real story of Narmada Bachao movement. But the film failed to keep up to the hypes and can be really described as a smart attempt and nothing else. However, the smartness was not in the idea of developing a narrative in lines of Narmada Bachao, on the other hand working on a unconventional love story on screen.
The story begins in Avantipur, where the villagers are living a rather native peaceful life. Until they begin to worry about a certain dam that will be built on their river. It is then that the question of whose river it is arises. Atrayee (Moubani Sorcar), an engineer travels from the city to work on the dam project. It is then that she meets Jubai, the village boatman and brews a love story between them. She then begins to take side of the villagers and thereby supports her love.
Actor Soumitra Chatterjee, as the head of the village is impressive and acts his natural. The other male protagonists are impressive and do not disappoint much. Magician P C Sorcar's daughter Moubani Sorcar comfortably disappoints. The emotional aspects of the Narmada Andalon does not come out well at all, rather the love story breathes strong.
To summarize, Nodi Re Tui is a supposed to be a film on the quite serious subject of Narmada Bachao movement. Yet, it becomes more of a rural-urban love story and disappoints big time. Very not a watch type film, this film will only do well with the single screens.
Critic: Anurima Das
(1.2 / 5) : Poor