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

Writer & Director: Mainak Bhaumik

Happy Pill 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) Review: Story, Performance & Analysis

The Bengali movie "Happy Pill" tells the story of Siddhartha, also known as Happywala, who is arrested for selling an illegal pill called Happy Pill. A journalist named Indrani meets him in jail to learn about the journey of Happy Pill. Siddhartha comes from a middle-class family that is struggling with various challenges, including his father's cancer, his mother's depression, and his sister Rini's insecurities. Despite these challenges, Siddhartha discovers that happiness is within reach with the things we have. He starts researching and develops a medicine that he tests on his mother, which works perfectly.

Ritwick Chakraborty's performance as Siddhartha is commendable, and Parno Mittra shines in her portrayal of Rini. Mir Afsar Ali's performance as Pochada was disappointing, and the character lacked depth. Sohini Sarkar's portrayal of journalist Indrani was okay but didn't get enough screen time.

The concept of "Happy Pill" is unique, and director Mainak Bhaumik deserves credit for attempting something different in Bengali cinema. The music by Savvy Gupta is impressive, with some good compositions.

However, the movie's execution has some flaws. While the concept is intriguing, the story started slowly and failed to maintain the pace throughout. The movie suffers from too many subplots that take away from the main story. The climax is also predictable and lacks excitement, leaving the movie feeling ordinary.

In conclusion, "Happy Pill" has a unique concept and some commendable performances, but it falls short due to the faulty execution and too many subplots. Nonetheless, the movie can leave you with a happy feeling. If you're interested in exploring this concept, you can watch "Happy Pill" on Hoichoi.


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