All hell breaks loose when Deb aka Paglu falls hook, line and sinker for Riya
What's it about the recipe of a commercial Bangla movie? Start by casting some famous faces, add some frightening cinematic villains, bring in those peppy tracks shot in exotic foreign locations, introduce some dhamakedaar dialogues and action to go with them - there, you have your cake and if the box-office collections are anything to go by, eat it too! Sujit Mondol has it all laid out on the platter. The cherry on the cake of his Paglu 2, however, is a generous dose of comedy that is neither subtle nor OTT but comes with a fresh appeal.
Dev, in the film, is his usual loverboy self. What's more, there's real-reel connect as far as his name goes. Here, Deb, he calls himself paglu and has girls going mad about him. But the girl he wants to marry rejects him for not achieving anything academically. So, disheartened, he comes to Kolkata to study and promptly falls in love with Riya ( Koel Mallick). After that all hell breaks loose.
Riya is not another single-and-ready-to-mingle girl-next-door. She is the fiancee of baddie Rudra (Tota) and anybody who dares to touch Riya, invites his ire. But Deb's not one to be threatened by the turn of events. He confronts Rudra and throws up a challenge. But the happy ending doesn't come at this point as some unexpected incidents make Deb head to Dubai to rescue his girlfriend from an unwanted marriage.
Dev as paglu is full of what the Bengali audience would call 'Kyet'. He wears designer clothes, zooms across the city in matching bikes and is in every sense, the 'macho' hero. Koel, in turn, looks adorable. She is a perfect fit in her damsel-in-distress avatar. She sets the screen on fire, particularly in the dance sequences.
Here, a special mention must be made of the costume designer. The clothes are chic, colourful and well-fitted. While there's great chemistry between the lead pair, Tota and Rajatava Dutta as Dubai Kesto also shine through the film.
Tota, with his stammering problem, elicites loud laughter as he falters with his dialogues. Rajatava Dutta too stands out with his comic timing. A filthy rich mafia in Dubai, Rajatava plays a doting father to Rimjhim Mitra. In fact, despite all the action, the climax shot in Dubai, tickles the funnybone thanks to Rajatava.
The film is not without glitches though. Dev, the otherwise perfect paglu, needs to work some more on his diction. Jeet Gannguli's foot-tapping tracks are already a hit with the audience, but the songs appear too frequently in the film.
Want to enjoy a mad ride over the weekend? Paglu 2 s too tempting to say no.
Review posted more than a year ago
PAGLU 2.................... a typical B-grade film...pathetic script n weak storyline...overacting by almost all the actors...bad direction n horrible editing...even vibrant DEV with a patent dialogue ''jhinku'' which he used in every scene was so irritating... d only saving grace in dis film was Jeet Ganguly's songs... a better treatment cud have made it a 'masaledaar' time-pass... such films are made for d lower middle-class audience n its already a hit...but dere is no cinematic brilliance show-cased in dis film...
Review posted more than a year ago
Paglu2 is certainly the best commercial film I have seen after Dui Prithibi. Dev puts up the most impressive performance of his career and is ably complemented by Koel, Rony, Tota and Rimjhim. Never for once does he allow them to overshadow him. Perhaps the director does it right to pit him against renowned actors and bring out the best in him. The director has improved since BNTA and his directorial abilities are praiseworthy. Songs are splendid. It is a film that is deftly handled, directed and performed. Certainly it has a very strong storyline and people should not keep Paglu in mind while going to watch this cinema since they are totally different. Dev has matured in terms of acting and he is the clear winner hands-down, even if we keep aside his out-of-the-world dance moves. Hats off to the entire Paglu 2 team! I think the words "almost flawless" , "logical" and "thoroughly entertaining will suffice my words. Thank you Dev, Koel and Sujit Mondal for gifting us such a brilliant film.
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