Osomoy (2024) Review: Kajal Arefin Ome’s top-notch storytelling

Kajal Arefin Ome's directorial thriller, Osomoy, featuring Tasnia Farin in the lead role and Tariq Anam Khan, Iresh Zaker, Saraf Ahmed Zibon, Monira Akter Mithu, Intekhab Dinar, Runa Khan, Shaswta Datta, Schumonn Patwary in the supporting roles, premiered on Bongo on January 18, 2024.

The plot centers around Urbi (Tasnia Farin), a member of a middle-class family living with her parents and brother. Despite her father's (Tariq Anam Khan) dissatisfaction with her academic performance and his desire to see her married, Urbi's mother (Monira Akter Mithu) supports her wish to continue her studies.

Upon understanding Urbi's aspirations, her father sells their land to fund her admission to a private college. On the occasion of Urbi’s classmate Shuvo’s birthday, she deceives her parents, attending the celebration with friends. Unfortunately, she gets arrested on murder charges. The story unfolds as Urbi strives to prove her innocence.

Osomoy, the crime thriller, distinguishes itself through Kajal Arefin Ome’s compelling storytelling and Tasnia Farin’s exceptional performance. Iresh Zaker as SI Moqles, Saraf Ahmed Zibon as crime reporter Mohammed Halim Patwary, and Runa Khan as lawyer Emily Rehman deliver commendable performances. A notable aspect is the emphasis on developing various subplots, including the friendship between SI Moqles and Halim Patwary, enhancing the narrative with well-timed humor.

Kajal Arefin Ome addresses societal issues such as marital rape and the harsh judgment faced by girls for their choices. Urbi's relationships with her parents and friends are beautifully portrayed. The film also explores a subplot depicting the toxic relationship between Emily Rehman and her husband (Intekhab Dinar), albeit the character's writing falls short, Intekhab Dinar delivers a decent performance. Also, the courtroom scenes were not executed well.

While the film could have been transformed into a web series to delve deeper into certain characters, it remains a captivating experience. Jobayar Abir Peal's editing could have been improved by removing unnecessary scenes, suggesting a potential reduction in runtime by 10-15 minutes. Fuad Bin Alamgir's cinematography is satisfactory, complemented by Jahid Nirob's impressive background score.

The suspense thriller Osomoy is available on Bongo, offering a stellar performance by Tasnia Farin and showcasing Kajal Arefin Ome’s storytelling prowess.


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