What We Liked
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Gogoler Kirti, the 2nd film in the Gogol series, is based on the tales of the child detective Gogol (created by Samaresh Basu).
Debutant director Pompy Ghosh Mukherjee takes us to Mohor Kunja which Gogol happens to visit during the pujas with his parents. The property in the form of an old traditional mansion is owned by the family of Narendranath, who is Samiresh ‘s friend, who happens to be the father of Gogol.
Over there Gogol meets a lot of people and also encounters several characters and several mysteries.
It seems certain people are eying a hidden treasure which can only be obtained if the manuscript is deciphered. Helping Gogol to do it is is his old friend Ashok Thakur(Indraneil Sengupta) who works with the Crime Branch and has come to Mohor Kunja in disguise. Joy, a student of history and Ashok manage to crack the case along with Gogol, followed by a series of events with a couple of surprises to end the story on an interesting high.
The film is a children’s film which should just be enjoyed and much thought shouldn’t be given behind it. Pompy Ghosh Mukherjee does a good job as a first time director and Ahijit Ghosh is also okay as Gogol. The film retains the cast of the first film barring a few names. The film has several actors and actresses who perform creditably in parts. Mousumi is again wasted in this film after the first time. Others however are good. Jack is quite okay as Narendranath. We also see Subhasish Mukherjee and Bhaswar Chatterjee in negative roles which were completely unexpected. Surajit Chatterjee appears as himself and the music and the background score (isn't too
prevalent) is nice. The setting of the film is perfect. However the film has an excess of brands which tries to make thing too obvious with their presence. Why was it necessary in a children’s film? Maybe everything is required nowadays! Surajit’s song seems to have been forced into the film and the consequence of the event seems to be all of a sudden! Lack of continuity perhaps? In this film Gogol has a young female friend to give him company as well (well, for this film it is the director’s daughter, Toshona Mukherjee). Sumit Sammadar doesn't have a single dialogue in the film as he is dumb and can’t speak!
A good watch for children before the pujas.