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Cheene Badaam Review: Yash, Ena Saha’s film suffers from sloppy acting, weak script and more

Shieladitya Moulik’s film turns out to be a damp squib despite the hullabaloo after the lead actor deserted the production team and director.

  • Shamayita Chakraborty

Last Updated: 03.58 AM, Jun 13, 2022

Cheene Badaam Review: Yash, Ena Saha’s film suffers from sloppy acting, weak script and more

Story: Rishav (Yash) comes back from abroad (with just one cabin luggage and a laptop bag) after his course and meets Trisha (Ena Saha) at a park. Together they realise that mobile phones have taken away the space for physical interactions between people in Kolkata. Rishav plans to bring out a mobile app to make friends physically. He ropes in Trisha too and together they build up a team. However, the stress of the new job keeps Rishav busy and their relationship falls apart.

Review: Our heart goes out to the luckless groom who never got married and also to the very few people who attended an afternoon show at a semi-empty auditorium at a city multiplex. The film generated a lot of curiosity after Yash, the lead actor, dissociated himself from the production house Jarek Entertainment, which is owned by Ena, and the director. But the expected level of enthusiasm has failed to match the sensation that was created by the speculations created before the release due to several reasons.

To begin with, the film suffers from a thin storyline. Despite Rishav’s association with the tech world and a start-up, the character offers nothing relatable for the young audience. With a half-baked villain and complete collapse of logic, the flow of the story falters constantly. As a result, it does not engage the audience emotionally. While the characters appear to be real, on screen, they seem to be directionless.

Secondly, the central characters are too sloppy in their performances. Both Yash as Rishav and Trisha as Ena have nothing to offer in terms of emotions, anger, frustration, and even love. Despite his popularity and fandom, Yash repeatedly fails to impress with his acting calibre. Meanwhile, Ena’s acting career is yet to bloom but evidently, it needs a thorough rigour to achieve the skillset.

The only saving grace is perhaps its music and Soumya Rit has done a good job. The title track by Bonnie Chakraborty has a captivating tune. The romantic ballad, Hariye Jao Jodi Bhire, by Anupam Roy and Mekhla Dasgupta, also deserves a mention.

Verdict: It is an uninteresting film that has no emotion or relatability. One might want to wait till it manages its way to OTT platforms.