Based on freedom fighter Jatindranath Mukherjee, the film teaser shows high-octane drama nicely garnished with patriotism. Here is a lowdown of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats
The stage is set and the red carpets are getting dry-cleaned before the gala premieres of the big Puja releases of Tollywood. Durga Puja is here. It is that time of the year when big stars, directors, and production houses put their best foot forward to entice the Bengali audience with their cinema.
This year, four big films, Srijit Mukherji’s Dawsham Awbotaar, Arun Roy’s Bagha Jatin, Arindam Sil’s Jongole Mitin Mashi, and Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy’s Raktabeej, will battle it out at the box office. In another month, the fate of Prosenjit Chatterjee, Dev, Koel Mallick, Srijit Mukherji, Abir Chatterjee, Arindam Sil, Shiboprosad Mukherjee, and others will be decided for this Puja.
Dev is back with yet another period film, Bagha Jatin. Based on freedom fighter Jatindranath Mukherjee, the film teaser shows high-octane drama nicely garnished with patriotism. Here we give you a lowdown of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for each of the mega films. This article is written based on the available information in the public domain. It is not a prediction and has no spoiler whatsoever.
Strength: First thing first, Dev is the flavour of the season. He is high on success and he is leaving no stone unturned to keep his audience happy and engaged. His presence is the strongest point of Bagha Jatin. Second, it is a tale of bravery and love for the country. Jatindranath Mukhopadhyay’s life story is riveting. It calls to be celebrated. Third, patriotism, especially the kind that was nurtured by the freedom fighters, has traditionally been a successful formula among the viewers around the major parts of this country. The pre-teaser and teaser have been a hit already among the audience.
Weaknesses: Bagha Jatin is a gigantic film helmed by Arun Roy – who has, so far, worked on a smaller scale. He impressed the audience with Cholai in 2016 and Hiralal in 2018 but none of the films are as huge as Bagha Jatin is. This film will be a marker of his ability to helm big-scale projects.
Opportunity: Bagha Jatin has the opportunity to become a gentle reminder to the younger generation about the heroes of Bengal. It also has the perfect scope to define patriotism to the audience.
Threats: With a series of successes, Dev has also taken risks and Bagha Jatin is one of them. It is a period film and one small gap in detailing and the film may fall flat. However, Dev seems to believe in the old adage, ‘No risk, no gain,’ and we wish the team all the best for that. Moreover, Bagha Jatin will evidently involve a lot of VFX. The quality of VFX leaves a deep impact on a film.