Dawshom Awbotaar Review: Prosenjit Chatterjee-Anirban Bhattacharya is a winning combination

Cast of Dawshom Awbotaar:

Prosenjit Chatterjee, Anirban Bhattacharya, Jaya Ahsan, Rajat Ganguly, Rajesh Sharma, June Maliah, Sumit Samaddar, Srijit Mukherji

Writer & Director: Srijit Mukherji

Dawshom Awbotaar (2023) Review: Srijit Mukherji disappoints with a weak plot

Dawshom Awbotaar begins with a chilling murder where the killer holds the victim at gunpoint and tosses piranha fish into a bathtub, ultimately causing the victim's demise. In the following scene, DCP Probir Roy Chowdhury (Prosenjit Chatterjee), successfully apprehends a criminal named Ganesh.

DCDD Bijoy Poddar (Anirban Bhattacharya) conducts a bar raid in search of a criminal and crosses paths with DCP Probir Roy Chowdhury. Subsequently, the killer strikes again, this time using a tortoise as a weapon. This murderer deludes himself into being Lord Vishnu's 10th avatar, Kalki, sent to purify society before leaving the Earth.

Senior officer Rajat Basu (Rajat Ganguly) summons Probir Roy Chowdhury and Bijoy Poddar to discuss their next mission, capturing the serial killer. The story unfolds as these two brilliant minds collaborate to identify and apprehend the murderer.

One of the film's standout features is the captivating on-screen chemistry between Prosenjit Chatterjee and Anirban Bhattacharya. Srijit Mukherji skillfully leverages this dynamic, recognizing its appeal. He invests significant effort into developing these two characters and their relationship.

The film boasts several positive elements, including Anupam Roy's music composition and Soumik Haldar's cinematography. Srijit Mukherji deserves credit for seamlessly incorporating popular dialogues from "Baishe Shrabon" and "Vinci Da" and connecting Baishe Shrabon, Vinci Da, and Dwitiyo Purush.

The combination of Jisshu Sengupta and Srijit Mukherji has previously delivered excellent results in films like Uma and Ek Je Chhilo Raja, among others. Sengupta's portrayal in Dawshom Awbotaar presents a unique challenge, which he masterfully tackles. However, despite his compelling performance, his character somewhat takes a backseat due to the focus on Probir and Poddar, resulting in a sense of underutilization.

Another underutilized character is Moitreyee Ghatak, portrayed by Jaya Ahsan. Apart from the climax and a scene with Anirban Bhattacharya, she has limited opportunities to showcase her talent. Jaya Ahsan, who received the Bangladesh National Film Award, deserves more room to shine.

The film's weak point lies in its plot, which is somewhat disappointing given Srijit Mukherji's reputation as a director with strong writing skills. While there is a twist, it is somewhat predictable and fails to generate significant excitement. If you are going to watch the crime thriller Dawshom Awbotaar with high expectations based on Srijit Mukherji's previous works like Baishe Srabon, you may find yourself let down.

Dawshom Awbotaar OTT Release Date:

The film will be released on the OTT platform Hoichoi on 2nd February 2024.


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