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Buro Sadhu review: Ritwick Chakraborty, Ishaa Saha's movie deserves to stay in the 80s

Buro Sadhu might just have worked if it was made as a 10-15 minute short film but mostly, even then it would be a disappointment.

  • Shaheen Irani

Last Updated: 01.24 PM, Jan 21, 2022

Buro Sadhu review: Ritwick Chakraborty, Ishaa Saha's movie deserves to stay in the 80s
Buro Sandhu - Ritwick Chakraborty, Ishaa Saha.


Abir has grown up in a dysfunctional family. He has a drunkard dad who parted ways when Abir was young. When Abir grew up, he dreamt of leaving his job to become a filmmaker, unaware about the journey that awaits him.


Ritwick Chakraborty is known for his acting but his entry in the film is nothing out-of-the-ordinary. The two-timeline scene tries to experiment but does not exactly help the mediocre feel of the film.

The movie deals with the lead protagonist Abir (Ritwick) who has personality disorder. Most of the story goes on in flashbacks. The story tends to move too fast for you to gather what exactly is happening in a scene.

The flashbacks go on for too long and make you lose interest, especially since the story is not even completely focused on Abir's life. There is supposed to be a connect between the past and present but nothing like that happens. More so, because the story is set in the past, there is an effect which does not make you see things in colour and it makes watching and following the story tough.

Buro Sadhu appears to be set in the 80s era. The story talks about life working on the Bengali TV sets and a simple love story, one arranged by the parents. It is not a story one can relate to in these times.

Ishaa Saha, generally known for taking up roles that enhance her character, is just a side piece in the film. This comes as a surprise from both Ritwick and Ishaa, who are known for their brilliant and standout acting skills.

It is interesting to see such a story release at a time when Hindi has something like Ranjish Hi Sahi, a story touted to be based on filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and his love life with actress Parveen Babi.

While the film talks about 'personality disorder', for more than half the movie, you do not see any change in the character per say. It is just a stand the same person takes.

There are too many offensive statements in the movie for this world. The man, Abir, happens to say cheesy lines like his happiness depends on other people's smiles. This is a concept that does not work in today's world, where every person searches for and finds one's own happiness within themselves.

While the movie takes a mysterious and interesting turn, it happens way too little and way too late. It is a happy co-incidence which comes together. It is a surprise but not one that deserves an almost two-hour film. The movie would have probably worked better if it were a short film.


Do not waste your time behind this movie, for it has literally nothing to offer. The concept is done-and-dusted to the core and would probably make sense if converted into a 10-15 minute short film, for it is only the climax that makes Buro Sadhu tolerable.