Gotro Review & Rating
Gotro Review: A film that the time requires
Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy's movie is significant due to its timely content. Gotro narrates a story putting humanity above religion. In today's time, when the religious rift is a concern, the film has thrown light on the emptiness of these split in the society. It also portrays how in Kolkata elderly people are living under constant threat. In short, it is a relevant and timely movie, however, does it stand out for its cinematic value as well? That's a different concern altogether.
Gotro is a quintessential drama with lots of humorous moments sewed in it. While it deals with an intense subject, the film takes a light-hearted route to set the premise in the first half. The fun-filled moments will make you laugh and keep the concerns away. There are some heart-warming scenes between Mukti Debi (Anusua Majumdar) and Nigel Akkara. The importance of religious harmony has been discussed over the story of Janmashtami celebration across the country.
The subject of the security of the elderly citizen has been explored. Thieves trying to intrude Mukti Debi's house and how she along with Tareq and Jhuma stops them is shown with a hint of comedy. Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy have tried their best to mix serious concern with entertainment. They have succeeded to some extent, however, some sequences seem to have compromised the cinematic value while making a serious social statement.
In acting, Anusua Majumdar has done her part nicely. Manali as a chirpy, lively girl was an apt choice. However, the audience might feel her bubbly nature is a little too much. The weakest link of the action line is Nigel Akkara as Tareq Ali. While his looks suit the character to the T, her stiff dialogue delivery and underplay of the character disappoints. Kharaj Mukherjee's portrayal of Shakun Bai was loud. Ambarish Bhattacharya, however, looked natural throughout the film.
Overall, the film deserves praises for being timely, and genuine. They gave a message that's need of the time. However, if you are more concerned about an ultimate cinematic experience, this one is not for you.
- Socially relevant plot
- The hilarious and light-hearted approach
- The music
- Dramatic presentation
- Nigel Akkara's under the play of the role
- Not technically sound
- Doesn't give any proper solution
Pycker Rating: 3/5
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What is Gotro all about?
Gotro is a heart-warming tale about a relationship that goes beyond the limit of religion, caste, and Gotro. The movie follows the story of Mukti Debi, an elderly woman living alone in a huge mansion in Kolkata and her bonding with her Muslim caretaker Tareq Ali.
What to expect from Gotro?
An emotional story
When it comes to emotional stories, Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy are the experts to look out for. The director duo has delivered many movies with tearjerking tales dealing with humane bonding, family, and relationships. Gotro seems to be a touching story of two people, an elderly Hindu woman and her young Muslim caretaker with no blood relation whatsoever becoming each other's rock.
A significant message
Gotro is to question the discrimination and social taboos that starts with religion. The movie is about choosing humanity over religious, and humane bonds over religious segregation. In the current situation, the much-needed message will be served through a heart-warming story.
The hit-maker duo
Shiboprosad and Nandita pair have not failed in the recent past. All their movies have managed to gain a good response at the box-office. It won't be an exaggeration to say people are already expecting another superhit film from them. No wonder the expectation will be high and the audience will look for Shiboprosad and Nandita's magic touch.
The film's music has done pretty well on Youtube. Rangabati song has been a hit, so the Rangabati dance challenge. People is going to love the devotional Kirtan songs as well.