Happy Pill Movie Review: Director Mainak Bhaumik deserves credit for this unique concept | Newmoviereviews

Bengali Movie: Happy Pill

Writer & Director: Mainak Bhaumik

Star Cast:

Ritwick Chakraborty, Parno Mittra, Sohini Sarkar, Mir Afsar Ali, Chandan Sen

Release Date:

The movie was released in theatres on 27th July 2018 and premiered on Hoichoi on 2nd September 2022.

Happy Pill (2018) Bengali Movie Review: Story, Performance & Analysis

The movie started with Siddhartha aka Happywala (Ritwick) getting arrested by police for selling an illegal pill called Happy Pill. A journalist Indrani (Sohini) went to the jail to meet him to know the journey of Happy Pill.

Siddhartha belongs to a middle-class family comprising his father who has cancer, his mother who is suffering from depression, and his sister Rini (Parno) who is always unhappy with her complexion and dreams of becoming pretty using the fairness creams to marry his boyfriend.

Siddhartha is also well connected with Pochada (Mir Afsar Ali), an elder brother-like figure with whom he shares almost everything. Pochada has problems like his daughter’s admission to a reputed school, failing to stabilize the business, etc.

Siddhartha was helpless, depressed, and frustrated with life after his father died which forced him to go for suicide on the train line. There he saw a little girl who had a tire with her for playing and she was smiling. This incident left him surprised as well as a lesson that we can also be happy if we want with the things we have. 

Siddhartha has an uncanny instinct for medicines so he started researching in his lab to prepare the medicine. He was able to prepare one such medicine and started the trial on his mother which worked perfectly.

There might be some questions in your mind like, is Happywala a genius or a cheater? Will Siddhartha be released or punished? Will Rini be able to marry his boyfriend? Watch Happy Pill on Hoichoi to get all these answers.

Barring one or two scenes Ritwick Chakraborty as Siddhartha aka Happywala delivered a fantastic performance. But I think Parno Mittra is the show-stealer here. She has absolutely stunned us with this Rini character which she portrayed brilliantly.

Mir Afsar Ali is capable of delivering a far better performance which somehow didn’t happen here and Pochada character looked like an ordinary one. Sohini Sarkar is okay as journalist Indrani but I feel she didn’t get enough screen time.

The concept of Happy Pill is unique and Mainak Bhaumik deserves credit to try a different concept in Bengali Cinema. Music director Savvy Gupta impresses again with some good compositions. 

The story started a bit slow but picked up the pace after the interval which Mainak Bhaumik could not hold till the end. The movie mainly ended like another ordinary movie because of the faulty execution, boring climax, and too many subplots.

Final Words

Happy Pill is a cure for the sadness that all of us need, so you can watch this movie on Hoichoi which might leave you happy.


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