‘BULU film’ shows it’s a good time in Assamese cinema
- Release date: 09/09/2022
- Cast: Pranami Bora, Chanku Niranjan Nath, Apurba Barman, Himanshu Prasad Das
- Director: Himanshu Prasad Das
I went in Bulu Film expecting an efficiently done sitcom, which turned out to be at least the first half and much of the second half. However, the way the movie culminated horrified me. The climaxes touched me on such an emotional level that I don’t even want to comment on the different aspects of this movie that worked or didn’t work for me because it’s more than just a movie.
It’s an unpretentious, emotional, soul-wrenching journey of three souls that’s intertwined with twists and turns we’re all too familiar with. However, it is only when we see these twists and turns through the lens of Himanshu Prasad Das that we are able to gauge the quantum of the various emotions and tragedies that make up the journey through these pathways. Bulu Film is a breathtaking and emotionally devastating documentation of village life and its simple, simple and sometimes escalating tragedies that can drive men and women to do things as inexplicable as they are unavoidable.
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What happens with the protagonists of Bulu Film:-
The three protagonists of the film played by Chanku Niranjan Nath, Apurba Barman and Himanshu Prasad Das are in the throes of the covid-19 pandemic which has not only suppressed their respective means of income, but also destroyed all their chances of finding new avenues. of income. They try a few innovative ideas like selling alcohol illegally but are quickly put in place by law enforcement. They each have a mouth to feed. They each have responsibilities to fulfill and they desperately need the money to at least continue to survive. The situation is made worse by the fact that the pandemic looks set to continue for at least some time. This fills the trio with tension and anxiety and makes them do things they wouldn’t have dreamed of in their worst nightmares. So making a blue movie and selling it online doesn’t seem as implausible to them as it would have in easier circumstances.
With this, Himanshu, Maharshi Tuhin Kashyap, and Chanku Niranjan Nath are able to conjure up a believable reason that drives the trio to take the incredible decision to make a movie blue. Once this basic premise is posed, the rest of the film is entirely dependent on the performances and the drama that develops between the characters from their respective misadventures, the problems that arise in the making of the blue film and the immense a tragedy wrapped in the banality and heart-pounding comedy of the film’s script, but which finally bursts onto the screen in the final 15-20 minutes of the film.
Is it only the performances or the dialogues too?
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The majority of the film is played between Chanku Niranjan Nath, Apurba Barman and Himanshu Prasad Das. They are so captivating in the rendering of their respective characters that at no point did I feel disassociated or disinterested in the unfolding. I have to mention the film’s dialogues specifically in this regard because I haven’t seen such perfectly organic character interactions and pitch-perfect dialogues too often in Indian cinema. The characters say everything important clearly, but they also mince their words in different ways, occasionally adding realism and credibility to the dialogue. It’s something that we see throughout the film.
The way the characters react to certain situations is breathtakingly realistic and adds a lot to the overall impact of their respective performances. There is a scene where we see the three protagonists approaching a woman who has a dubious reputation in the village to star in their movie blue. This scene is both tragic and hilarious in a way I struggle to express here in words. You have to see the movie to understand and appreciate the greatness of what Himanshu and his team achieved in this scene. In another scene, we see a woman forced by a family member to act in the film. As the man walks out of the room after telling him what to do, we hear him moaning in the background and that, coupled with the expression on the man’s face, makes for an unforgettable and haunting visual depiction of the tragedy.
Pranami Bora and her sensational performance in the climax:-
I won’t spoil the climax for my viewers, but I can’t help but be impressed with Pranami Bora’s rendering of her character’s final minutes. She’s awesome everywhere but, in this scene, she morphs into something amazing. As was the case with the character played by Himanshu Prasad Das, I couldn’t look at his character or see his expressions. It was hard. The fact that so much of his story remains unexplained only made his character even more tragic and haunting.
Why Bulu Film going so well :-
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Having seen this film, I can safely say that anyone who watches this film will be shaken by it if they are made of flesh and blood. The film prepares you for the coup de grace from the first scene. All the situational comedy and numerous “laugh out loud” moments act as diversions from the tragedy the film is always building. This not only comes as a major surprise to the masses, but also ensures that they leave the theater with the film in mind and continue to talk about it with their friends and loved ones for the next few days. There will also be those who will return to the film. While the underlying tragedy and shocking finale are its forte, the situational comedy is equally well done and goes a long way to keeping the film interesting, entertaining, and quirky. The unforgettably funny interactions between the three leads are sure to stay in the minds of viewers long after the film is over.
Why should we watch Bulu Film:-
Bulu Film reminded me of Italian neorealist cinema popularized by Vittorio De Sica Bike thieves. Satyajit Ray was immensely inspired and influenced by Bike thieves and continued to do Pather Panchali who had similar qualities and traits to those Ray loved in Bike thieves. Bulu Film possesses many of those inherent qualities that made Italian neorealist cinema so popular. An additional quality he has is his ability to entertain throughout. This is something that many people trying to emulate Italian neorealism have not been able to replicate successfully. I feel like we are living in a good time in Assamese cinema. Week after week we get minimalistic yet inspired, well-made, superbly acted and passionate tales of the region that deal with a plethora of different subjects and can be called our own.
So watching a movie like Bulu Film It’s not just about supporting regional cinema, but also about enjoying the glory of staging issues, emotions, stories, tragedies and comedies that are uniquely ours. It will be very easy for us to understand and enjoy a movie like this and if we can’t enjoy it, no one else can be expected to. So, I invite all my viewers to go see this movie today. If this film does well, there will be many more and that’s something I hope.
Rating: 4/5 (4 out of 5 stars)
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