Lokkhi Chele Review: Kaushik Ganguly stands out for his sheer brilliance in storytelling

Writer & Director: Kaushik Ganguly

Music Director: Prabuddha Banerjee

Lokkhi Chele Cast: 

Ujaan Ganguly, Ritwika Pal, Purab Seal Acharya, Indrasish Roy, Ambarish Bhattacharya, Pradip Bhattacharya, Churni Ganguly, Babul Supriyo, Manosree Biswas, Joydeep Mukherjee

Release Date:

The movie was released in theatres on 26th August 2022 and received a very good response from day one.

Lokkhi Chele (2022) Review: Story, Performances & Analysis

The story of Lokkhi Chele is based on the real story of Lakshmi Tatma, a girl from Bihar’s Araria district with 4 arms and 4 legs. In the movie, Lokkhi a child having four arms born in a lower caste family in a village was getting considered God gifted by the villagers. It is not unknown to us how people of the upper caste treat these people of the lower caste where this caste system is still alive.

Rajat Narayan Roy (Indrasis Roy) a powerful person from the upper caste finds this a great opportunity to earn money and to make the village most popular. He arranged everything to celebrate the birth of Lokkhi and it looked like a fair in the village.

Three medical students Amir Hussain (Ujaan Ganguly), Shibnath (Purab Seal Acharya), and Gayatri (Ritwika Pal) came to visit from Kolkata and get to know about this disease which needs immediate treatment. This was certainly not easy when there is an influential and powerful person like Rajat Narayan Roy.

The rest of the story revolves around these medical students’ fight to give the child proper treatment. Will they be able to provide the required treatment to the child? Will Rajat Narayan Roy stop them from reaching their goal? Watch the movie in your nearest theatre to know the answers to these questions.

After making his debut with Rosogolla, the magnificent performance of Ujaan Ganguly in Lokkhi Chele shows us his capability to deliver mature performances with the right script.

Indrasish Roy’s character as Rajat Narayan Roy was a challenging one but he portrayed it nicely. We have seen Indrasish Roy delivering some very good performances over the years including Byomkesh Season 5, Nagarkirtan, Damayanti, Chotushkone, Nokol Heere, Feludar Goyendagiri, Golondaaj, etc.

Ritwika Pal and Purab Seal Acharya have beautifully portrayed their respective characters. Ambarish Bhattacharya as Joy Mitra, Pradip Bhattacharya as Haren Khuro, Churni Ganguly as Dr. Mitali Sen, Joydeep Mukherjee as Anwar Hussain, and Babul Supriyo as Rwitobroto Sen supported well with their characters.

The winner of Multiple National Awards Director Kaushik Ganguly rarely fails to impress the audience with his brilliance. Through Lokkhi Chele Kaushik Ganguly has just shown us the dark side of society. There are still many people believing in superstitions, dividing people into caste systems which is a sad reality even today.

This is the 7th magical collaboration of cinematographer Gopi Bhagat and director Kaushik Ganguly. Music Director Prabuddha Banerjee and Editor Subhajit Singha also deserve credit for their brilliant contribution.

The first half was engaging but the start of the second half gave a feeling that they might have lost the pace soon it picked up, and the climax deserved a bit more focus.

Final Words:

An engaging first half and power-packed performances from Ujaan Ganguly, Ritwika Pal, Purab Seal Acharya, and Indrasish Roy make Lokkhi Chele a must-watch.


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