Good Night City Review & Rating
Kamaleshwar Mukherjee’s Goodnight City begins when psychiatrist Abheri Chatterjee (Rituparna Sengupta) receives a call from a stranger, who confesses he has raped a woman and murdered two people and now desires to commit suicide. Abheri tries to talk to him to change his mind and get him back in the mainstream society. However, her pol police commissioner husband (Saswata Chatterjee) sets out for a mission to catch him. The caller eventually reveals his name as Abhimanyu Mitra (Ritwick Chakraborty). While Rituparna's character considers him as a psychological patient, her husband is convinced he is a criminal and should be behind the bars.
Abhimanyu started to talk about his past in a series of calls which reveals his traumatic childhood, adolescence, and youth. And, it takes help of flash-back sequences to narrate Abhimanyu's stories which disrupt the natural balance of the story. The film is about if Abhimanyu is a criminal or a person with the psychological disorder. While the present incidents are gripping enough to make people stay glued, the flashbacks interrupted the natural flow of the film.
The best part about Goodnight City is that the movie is much more than a mere psychological thriller. The movie delves deeper into the human psyche to find out the deep and unpredictable consequences of exploitation on several levels. Among the actors, Sudip Mukherjee and Riwtick Chakraborty both deserve a round of applause for depicting the emotional pangs and helplessness of the protagonist without adding unnecessary melodrama in the same.
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What is Good Night City movie all about?
Good Night City revolves around three prime characters - one criminal, a police officer, and a psychiatrist. The police officer is on a mission to capture the criminal, who has murdered many. The psychiatrist, the wife of the officer receives a call from the criminal. She tries to dig into his mind and analyze his psychology which has driven him to do devious things.
What is to expect from Good Night City?
A gripping plot
A psychological drama as the film is called, a gripping plot and a smart execution of the same is expected. The film deals with criminal psychology instead of the process of finding him, which is rare in Bengali cinema. The film is not a thriller but it promises a thrilling premise.
The film stars some of the finest actors of Tollywood. Ritwick Chakraborty, Rituparna Sengupta, and Saswata Chatterjee can carry any movie on their shoulders. The supporting cast is also a stellar one that includes Payel, Arunima, Sourav, and Sayoni Ghosh.
Directed by Kamaleswar Mukherjee, the direction should be a plus for the movie. This is the first time the filmmaker is to explore this genre.