Durgesgorer Guptodhon Review & Rating
Durgeshgorer Guptodhon review: Thrill, fantasy and history charge up the treasure hunt
Just like the first film of Sona Da franchise, Durgeshgorer Guptodhon gets the audience right in the middle of a thrilling treasure hunt but kept it light and fun-filled without being too intense. The backdrop of Durga Puja only doubles the excitement adding the festive mood in the story.
Last time, history professor Subarna Sen AKA Sonada visited Manikantapur along with Abir and Jhinuk. This time, the trio visited Durgeshgor where the Deb Ray family's Durga Puja is popular. Once upon a zamindar family has some myths of their own. One such myth is about a treasure of Jagat Sheth!
The history goes back to 1857, the battle of Palashi where Bengal's last independent Nawab Siraj Ud Daulah was assassinated by his own people. Jagat Sheth, the man who used to win more wealth than the British royalty at that time, was among those who conspired against young Siraj. Raja Krishnachandra joined their team in exchange for a humongous amount of money from Sheth. Is it the same treasure, does the treasure really exist? Sona Da must find out.
The Direction and Script
The best part of the film is the perfect amalgamation of history and fantasy. The script has weaved historical anecdotes in the story in a way that it will surprise the audience without overloading them with information.
The pace of the story never gets interjected and it keeps the audience glued to the screen from the beginning to the end. The franchise has always kept it light so that everyone can understand the riddles and its solution. This might have oversimplified things at some places but the smart execution makes it up for it. Despite some lazy shots, you can actually feel the thrill of Sonada's treasure hunt.
Abir Chatterjee as Sona Da is smart, sleek and cool. His chemistry with his sidekicks Abir and Jhinuk played by Arjun Chakraborty and Ishaa Saha is lovable. Arjun and Ishaa too didn' disappoint. Their cute romance brings fresh air to the storyline. Among the supporting cast, Lily Chakraborty, Kharaj Mukherjee, and Kaushik Sen stood out.
- Thrilling and interesting plot
- A perfect combination of history and fantasy
- Performances by the lead and supporting cast
- Smart execution
- Oversimplified at some places
- A few absurd scenes and lazy shots
The film isn't a flawless one but definitely an enjoyable adventure saga. If you enjoy thrilling adventures, thrilling plots including finding the clues, solving the riddles and discovering a treasure, give the movie a shot. You won't be disappointed.
Pycker Rating: 3.5
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What is Durgeshgorer Guptodhon all about?
Durgeshgorer Guptodhon is an adventure drama that revolves around the lost and hidden treasure of Durgeshgor. History professor Subarna Sen AKA Sona Da (Abir Chatterjee) has returned to India and this time, he visits a traditional family of Durgeshgor during Durga Puja along with his nephew Abir (Arjun Chakraborty) and his friend Jhinuk (Ishaa Saha). On arriving there they come to know about the legend of a treasure hidden somewhere there and the hunt begins.
What to expect from Durgeshgorer Guptodhon?
Durgeshgorer Guptodhon is the second film of Sona Da franchise. The first film of this series, Guptodhoner Sondhane had a simple yet gripping plot. The audience will expect a smart and intense plot this time. While there is a treasure hunt, thrill should be at its best.
The lovable trio
One of the biggest reasons that Guptodhoner Sondhane was loved is the leading trio, the intelligent and quick-witted Subarna Sen AKA Sona Da, his funny and adorable nephew Abir and the pretty and smart Jhinuk. Abir Chatterjee, Arjun Chakraborty, and Ishaa Saha did an impressive job in the first film which has doubled the expectation this time.
The supporting cast
Just like the last film, this time also the film has a number of brilliant actors in the supporting cast. We are expecting amazing performances by Kharaj Mukherjee, Kaushik Sen and Lily Chakraborty.