Golondaaj Movie Review: Dev and Dhrubo Banerjee's Tribute to Legend Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari

Director: Dhrubo Banerjee

Music Director: Bickram Ghosh

Theatrical & OTT Release Date:

The sports drama directed by Dhrubo Banerjee was released in theatres on 10th October 2021, on the auspicious occasion of Durga Puja. Golondaaj's OTT release date has not been announced yet.

Golondaaj Cast:

Dev, Ishaa Saha, Anirban Bhattacharya, Alexx O'Nell, Indrasish Roy, John Bhattacharya, Ankit Majumder, Padmanabha Dasgupta, Srikanta Acharya, Joydip Mukherjee, Ujaan Chatterjee, Tulika Basu, Agnijit Sen, Dulal Dey

Golondaaj (2021) Review: Story & Performances:

If you have visited a cinema hall during Durga Puja, you'll know how much it means for movie lovers to enjoy films in theaters during this festival. Despite the pandemic, the whistles and clapping of audiences have made Bengali movie-watching a pleasurable experience once again.

The story of Golondaaj revolves around Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari (Dev), his struggles, and his journey to becoming the father of Indian football. His love for football became evident from his childhood days, during a time when the British were ruling India and denying Indians the right to play the game.

But Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari didn't accept defeat. He believed in fighting and winning the game and made immense contributions towards creating awareness of the game among the people, setting up many football clubs.

Dev's portrayal of Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari is his career-best performance yet and has raised audience expectations for him and for the Bengali film industry. Anirban Bhattacharya impresses once again as Bhargab, and Ishaa Saha as Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari's wife Kamalini is highly impressive in her short screen presence.

Ankit Majumder is outstanding as young Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari, and the supporting cast, including Agnijit Sen, Alexx O'Nell, John Bhattacharya, Indrasish Roy, and Ujaan Chatterjee, deliver decent performances.

Bickram Ghosh's music adds to the film's magic, although some of the songs feel forcefully inserted into the narrative.

The collaboration of Dev, Dhrubo Bannerjee, and Bickram Ghosh has resulted in a blockbuster like Golondaaj. We hope to see more such collaborations that take the Bengali film industry to the next level.

In conclusion, I won't spoil the story for you, but I highly recommend watching Golondaaj, a sports drama with an IMDb rating of 7.3, in the cinema hall for the best cinematic experience.


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