Guptodhoner Sondhane Review & Rating
Guptodhoner Sondhane directed by a debutant Dhrubo Banerjee revolves around a treasure hunt. Subarna Sen AKA Sona Da (Abir Chatterjee), a professor of History at Oxford University returns to India. Sona Da along with Abir (Arjun Chakraborty), his nephew takes a trip to their ancestral home in the village of Manikantapur. Abir’s eccentric yet scholarly maternal uncle (Goutam Ghose) has recently passed away under mysterious circumstances. Sona Da and Abir come to know about a rural saying about a 350-year-old Mughal treasure hidden somewhere in the ancestral palace. Abir’s maternal uncle was the last in the line of the zamindar family and he has left a clue in his diary that would lead them to the treasure. The duo embarks upon a deadly quest for the hidden treasure along with Jhinuk, Abir's love interest.
The film's biggest plus point is its simplicity. The makers were aware and confident about their target audience and did no mistake to provide exactly what they would like to watch. The film gives a decent dose of comedy, most of which comes from the protagonist’s sidekick played by Arjun. One might get a Dan Brown-meets-Satyajit Ray vibe as Sona Da cracks the puzzle, however, the puzzles keep on shuffle from being downright silly to smart and interesting.
Anyway, Guptodhoner Sondhane has its set of setbacks. Towards the end, it gets oversimplified. Abir Chatterjee, who is by now has become the face of Bengali sleuth, is nothing different from his Byomkesh and Feluda avatar. Arjun, on the other hand, delivers a brilliant performance. His comic sense is almost impeccable utilizing what he steals the show in this treasure hunt saga.
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What is the film all about?
The film directed by debutant Dhrubo Banerjee revolves around an exciting treasure hunt. History professor Subarna Sen AKA Sona Da returns home after spending quite a long time in foreign. He with his cousin visits Manikantapur a place at the outskirt where they come to know about an old building with historical value. There they come across some mysteries which made Sona Da conclude that a Badshahi treasure is hidden somewhere in this place. Sona Da with Abir and his friend Jhinuk sets on a journey to find the treasure. Will they be able to find the treasure or the local criminals will get their hand on it before him?
What to expect from Guptodhoner Sondhaney?
An adventure film - a treasure hunt drama should be thrilling enough to keep the audience glued. The film deals with a treasure from Badshahi era. The leads set on a journey to find a treasure which is somehow connected with the history of emperor Shahjahan. The trailer has raised the expectation. Hopefully, the film will be able to set a bar.
Characters to root for
Team Guptodhoner Sondhaney has promised to bring a new original franchise. In the first film, they are about to introduce Subarna Sen AKA Sona Da a professor of history, who uses his knowledge of history and his curious mind to solve the mystery to find the treasure. Along with the protagonist, the movie also introduces his two companions, Abir (Arjun Chakraborty), Sona Da's cousin and Jhinuk, who would help Subarna Sen in his investigation.
The film will see some of the finest directors of Tollywood to perform as actors. It's obvious that the audience will expect an exceptional performance from the maestro like Arindam Sil, Gautam Ghose, and Kamaleswar Mukherjee. The audience has loved Abir Chatterjee as Feluda and Byomkesh Bakshi. They love to see him in such roles. Hopefully, Sona Da will meet the expectation.