Kothamrito Bengali Movie Review: Kaushik Ganguly is the show-stealer

Writer-director Jiit Chakraborty's family drama, Kothamrito, produced by Jalan Productions Films, hit theaters on November 18, 2022, and premiered on Addatimes on December 8, 2023.

The plot centers around Sanatan (Kaushik Ganguly), a mute yet widely respected individual in the local community. He leads a contented life with his wife, Sulekha (Aparajita Adhya), and their only son, Shrobon, also known as Rik. Conversely, Babon (Biswanath Basu) and Ananya (Adetee Chatterjee) engage in daily conflicts.

Ananya consistently portrays Sanatan as an exemplary and beloved figure during her disputes with Babon, evoking jealousy and irritation in him. Soon, Babon stumbles upon a secret about Sanatan, exposing it on social media. The narrative unfolds the impact of this revelation on Sanatan and his family.

The family drama Kothamrito boasts an engaging first half with commendable writing by director Jiit Chakraborty with a good twist. The four central characters are well-developed, receiving ample screen time. Kaushik Ganguly stands out, delivering a captivating performance as Sanatan, with notable chemistry alongside Aparajita Adhya.

While the dialogues in the second half appear weak, and the climax could have been stronger, Jiit Chakraborty deserves credit for the brilliant execution of the first half and for allowing versatile actor Kaushik Ganguly the freedom to shine.

Aparajita Adhya, portraying Sulekha, gives a noteworthy performance, despite a few over-the-top scenes. Biswanath Basu and Adetee Chatterjee offer good support with their respective characters, although their chemistry is not well-developed.

The cinematography by Modhura Palit is commendable, and Sanglap Bhowmik's editing is decent. The music, composed by Prosen er Dolbol, Ranajoy Bhattacharjee, and Amit-Ishaan, is okay, but the second half's dialogues and narrative pace could have been improved for a more impactful viewing experience.


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