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Hridpindo Movie Review

by rameshe

Critic’s Rating : 2.5 / 5

Hridpindo Movie Review : A clichéd take on love

They say, matters of the heart are difficult to understand. And love happens to be a complicated subject. The film takes off asking a pertinent question – “Is our heart just an organ that pumps blood or is it a storehouse of emotions as described by great writers and poets?”
There are many ways to express love. While some fall in love passionately, fiercely and hopelessly, some are sensitive, understanding and affectionate. Given a choice, who will you choose to be with? Perhaps that’s the question filmmaker Shieladitya Moulik tries to answer in his film, Hridpindo.
After an accident, when Arja starts behaving like a 13-year-old, her father and her husband, Somok, take care of her in every possible way so that she gets her memories back. But the unthinkable happens when her former boyfriend Wrick, who is still in love with her, arrives on the scene. That is when we see the two sides of love through the two male leads.
As for performances, Prantik as Arja’s childhood friend and boyfriend, Wrick, delivers a praiseworthy performance. Shaheb Chattopadhyay as Somok, too, does a great job. The tender relationship between Arja and Somok, who she fondly calls Shamuk kaku, can be mentioned as one of the highlights of the film other than the scenic beauty of the place where the film has been shot.
Arpita, on the other hand, tries too hard to convince the audience. Remember the Kamal Haasan and Sridevi-starrer, Sadma? Though there is a similarity in the basic concept, Arpita’s performance as the child-woman definitely cannot be considered as one of her finest. Prantik and Arpita, as a couple, lack chemistry.
Ranajoy Bhattacharya, who had composed soulful songs for the director’s previous film, Sweater, does a decent job this time as well. The songs go well with the mood of the film.
The storyline is quite predictable. The film could have been a bit shorter and a few repetitive scenes from the past could have been easily chopped on the editing board.
Watch it only if you have nothing else to do on a rainy afternoon.

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