Ajogya (2024) Bengali Movie Review: Prosenjit Chatterjee Delivers a Top-Notch Performance

Kaushik Ganguly's directorial romantic drama Ajogya, starring Prosenjit Chatterjee, Rituparna Sengupta, and Silajit Majumder in the lead roles, with Lily Chakraborty, Ambarish Bhattacharya, and Sudip Mukherjee in supporting roles, was released in theatres on 7th June 2024. 

The story revolves around Raktim (Silajit Majumder), who lost his job and is currently spending his days as a househusband. Due to their poor financial condition and to arrange money for the treatment of their daughter Chiki, his wife Parna (Rituparna Sengupta) started a job.

One day, Raktim meets Prosen (Prosenjit Chatterjee) at a bar and they become friends. The facts that Prosen and Parna were childhood friends and were in love before Raktim’s marriage to Parna were unknown to Raktim. Will Raktim come to know about Prosen and Parna’s past relationship? Does Prosen have any motive behind suddenly entering into Parna and Raktim’s life?

Prosenjit Chatterjee’s powerful performance is the strongest element of Ajogya. The most impactful dialogues of this film come from him. Even at the age of 61, he looks stunning throughout the film and his expressions and dialogue delivery are top-notch.

Silajit Majumder is probably the most underrated actor in the industry. He shows that if he gets the right character and a brilliant director, he can surprise us with his performance. You will feel his pain during his time as a helpless househusband, and a few scenes may leave you crying in the theatre.

The on-screen chemistry between Prosenjit Chatterjee and Silajit Majumder is another highlight of this film. Barring Raktim’s initial rush to reveal all his pain in front of Prosen, the rest looked absolutely fine. 

Rituparna Sengupta as Parna delivers a convincing performance. Her character mainly suffers due to poor writing. Her on-screen chemistry with both Prosenjit Chatterjee and Silajit Majumder should have received more attention in the script.

Kaushik Ganguly, who is known for writing impactful dialogues, did not miss the opportunity to impress us here too. Anupam Roy’s music composition and Gopi Bhagat’s cinematography deserve special mentions for their good work.

The major reason for audiences like me to watch Ajogya was to experience the Prosenjit Chatterjee-Rituparna Sengupta on-screen chemistry once again, but sadly we did not see much of it. Their conversation on the sea beach of Puri remains the most impactful part of this film. The film fails to keep you engaged throughout, but the last 30 minutes were completely engaging. 

Kaushik Ganguly, known for his brilliant writing, somehow failed to impress here, especially due to giving very little focus on developing the chemistry between Prosen and Parna. Just occasional flashback scenes did not make it look convincing as it demands some proper events from the past to establish what happened between them. Lily Chakraborty, Ambarish Bhattacharya, and Sudip Mukherjee delivered decent performances with their respective characters.

Overall, Kaushik Ganguly’s Ajogya is a decent one-time-watch romantic drama film featuring some solid performances from Prosenjit Chatterjee, Rituparna Sengupta, and Silajit Majumder.


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