Kellafate – full masala, poor mixKellafate is a new Bengali masala film by director Sujit Guha and producer Pijush Saha. The film stars two new comers – Ankush and Rupashree. Jeet Ganguly has been a sensational music director in recent Bengali movies and his number ‘Hallabol’ from this film has gained some popularity.
The story line follows Sibu (Ankush), a small town boy and son of a project machine operator of a cinema hall. Sibu dreams of becoming a superstar from his childhood. Eventually he meets his real life love Pallabi (Rupashree) who has been running away from goons of Bobby, son of Home Minister. Pallabi’s friend Seema was raped and shot by Bobby. She organized huge protest with different student organizations against Bobby who wants to marry her to shut her mouth. After knowing the saga of Pallabi, Sibu fled away with her to protect her from the goons. He made a deal with a cop (Rajatava Dutta) to teach a good lesson to Home Minister and his son. But Sibu hides this plan from Pallabi. According to the plan Sibu hands over Pallabi to Bobby. Pallabi is shocked at this. At last Sibu ties the knot with Pallabi and collects all evidences against Bobby and his father. They get arrested, Sibu does the Kella Fate and brings expected happy ending to the film.
Like every new film with new faces, this one too had it’s own share of attraction due to the introduction of Ankush and Rupashree. The duo did the dancing and acting as demanded by the director. Audience may say that Ankush has done a “Kellafate”, but the fort (kella) of box office may respond otherwise. The song sequences shot on the beautiful beaches of the Crab Island of Bangkok offered catchy backdrops. The other interesting feature of the film is the appearance of popular scriptwriter N K Salil as a comedian. To conclude, the film consists of all ingredients of a masala film, but, with poor mix and considerable amount of mishandling.
– Priyanka Saha
Bengali Film Review (Dec, 2010)