Chayamoy – Kolkata Bengali/Bangla Movie Full Movie Watch Online
Chayamoy The film is based on Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay’s story of the same name. The story revolves around a village autocrat, a thief, some gold coins and of course, a ghost
Chayamoy The film, as a faithful adaptation of Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay’s story Chayamoy, is a collection of all things our childhood was made of. If you are a Shirshendu-holic, then you must be familiar with his gang of friendly ghosts. They usually help those in need. They are also very fond of kids and can go to any length to help the neglected, rejected and underdogs of the society. Chayamoy is also a story of such a ghost, whose honest meddling in others’ lives changes the fates of Shimultala’s people.
Chayamoy As the film starts, Shimultala, which looks like a normal village from outside, reveals a mixed bag of colourful characters — there’s a village money monger Gagan (played with elan by Dipankar De), who exploits the poor villagers; a 93-year-old man, who actually looks forty; a fraud kapalik, who dreams of borrowing enough money from people so that he can build Ma Kali’s than in bot-tala and have half liter of milk every day; a little boy who enjoys life even in extreme poverty; a thief, who possesses a bagful of gold coins and a ghost, who knows all the secrets. Like all thrillers we loved as a child, there’s also a story of hidden treasures and unfulfilled dreams. It’s good that director Haranath Chakraborty didn’t take any unnecessary detours and decided to stick to the original plot. For that reason, the film he made is simple yet heart-warming. He was also extremely astute while deciding on the cast. As it’s the ensemble cast of brilliant actors that ultimately make the film special. Every single one of them — be it Paran Bandopadhyay as the 93-year-old thakurda, Sudip Mukherjee as Gagan’s hired goon with a heart of gold, Sabyasachi Mukherjee as the bondhu-bhoot or his talented son, Gaurav, as the thief-cum-hero of the film — play their individual roles as if they are actual residents of that village. Even the kid who plays Alankar is completely natural. Their performances are complemented by Debojyoti Mishra’s music. Though, sometimes, it has uncanny similarities with that of Ray’s, his background score helps to make the comic situations come alive. The director also brought back some veteran actors on screen after a long time. For that he deserves a special thanks. But Rituparna Sengupta’s cameo as a courtesan of Gagan’s fantasy and some childish special effects used in the film, fell short of expectations. The film also could have done with better editing.
Chayamoy can easily be termed as a children’s film. However, as Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay’s stories for children are enjoyed by Bengali readers, irrespective of age. Similarly this film also has the capacity to capture all hearts.
Chayamoy Going back to childhood and rejoicing innocent memories always holds a special place in all our hearts. However expecting an out and out children’s film from the Bengali film industry, which could make the imagination go wild is like expecting snowfall all over India. Haranath Chakroborty’s screen adaptation of Shirshendu Mukhopadhay’s story ‘Chayamoy’, is that rare try to bring alive a child’s imagination on screen. But unfortunately even with a ghost, a brilliant storyline and some great actor the film fails to impress.
Chayamoy Sabyasachi Chakroborty, our very own Feluda’s voice invites us to visit Shimultala. His narration of the story almost sets the mood for the film and much like a storytelling session reveals almost half of the story. Shimultala is the village of our story and has some amazing characters and of course a community of amazing friendly ghosts.
The story of Chayamoy is too simple and revolves around a bag of gold coins, which alters the lives of the villagers and disrupts the normalcy of the villagers. Treasure, adventure and ghosts forms the primary plot for the film and director Haranath Chakroborty has not deviated from the plot of the original story and has kept the essence alive in every way.
Gaurav Chakroborty plays the lead protagonist in the film, he is Indra Pratap, the heir of Raidighi kingdom. He comes to look for his ancestors treasure and is helped in his quest by his father Sabyasachi Chakroborty, who portrays the role of the friendly ghost Chayamoy. The village life is presented in a very casual yet colorful way and several characters like Gagan (Dipankar De), the money monger, a fraud Kapalik, 93 year old man of the village (Paran Bandopadhay) and of course the child character Alankar.
The actors are brilliant in their individual roles and are truly natural as the rural residents. Apart from acting, music by Debojyoti Mishra is also praiseworthy and sutures the narrative by presenting the rightful background music.
An ensemble cast, senior actors and a heartwarming story with the rightful touch of soulful music was not really a success formula for director Haranath Chakroborty. Poor production quality, shaky editing and extremely childish special effects were somehow too prominent in the film Chayamoy.
To summarize, Chayamoy felt short of delivering a complete film for children due to a lack of perfection unlike the too perfect children stories by Shirshendu Mukhopadhay.
Cast: Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Gaurav Chakrabarty, Paran Bandopadhyay, Dipankar De, Sudip Mukherjee
Direction: Haranath Chakrabarty
Dfuration: 2 hours 10 minutes