Behula Lakhindar

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  • NR
  • 1977
  • 2 hr 15 min
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The movie Behula Lakhindar from 1977 is a Bengali mythological film directed by Sushil Majumdar. The film is based on the popular tale of the Hindu goddess Manasa, the daughter of Lord Shiva and Parvati, and her husband Behula and their journey towards saving their kingdom from the wrath of the sea goddess. The film begins with King Chandrasen seeking the help of the sea goddess to get rid of his enemies. However, he fails to keep his promise of sacrificing his first-born child to the sea goddess, which irks her and she sends a massive wave to destroy the kingdom. The only way to save the kingdom is to find someone ready to sacrifice themselves to appease the angry goddess.

This is where Behula, the young bride of a fisherman named Lakhindar, comes into the picture. Behula is not only smart but also very brave. She volunteers herself to be the sacrifice for the goddess, but her husband Lakhindar refuses to let her go alone and decides to join her in her quest. The couple sets out on a journey to retrieve the magical conch shell that can calm the raging goddess.

On their journey, they face numerous obstacles, including evil sorcerers, monsters, and several other challenges. Despite all the difficulties, Behula and Lakhindar do not lose hope and continue their journey, determined to save their kingdom.

The performances of the lead actors, Kali Bannerjee, Abhi Bhattacharya, and Subrata Chatterjee, are excellent. They bring to life the characters of Behula and Lakhindar with complete conviction. The chemistry between the lead pair is fantastic, and their portrayal of their love and devotion towards each other adds a new layer to the film. The songs in the movie also add to the storytelling and the overall mythological feel of the film.

What sets this movie apart is the skillful use of special effects, especially for its time, which make the film seem magical and fantastical. The movie has a lot of adventure, magic, and action, and the visual effects elevate the overall experience.

The cinematography of Behula Lakhindar is commendable, especially in the way it captures the scenic beauty of the places the couple travels. The movie was filmed in different locations across India and Bangladesh, and each location has been beautifully captured.

While the film is an adaptation of a mythological story, it is not without its flaws. The pacing of the movie drags at times, and some scenes feel stretched out. The movie also seems a little dated in its execution, but this does not diminish its charms. For fans of the genre, the movie still holds up in providing an entertaining mythological story.

In conclusion, Behula Lakhindar is an engaging mythological film that perfectly captures the essence of the tale of Manasa and the couple's journey to save their kingdom. The performances of the lead actors, the use of visual effects, and the cinematography, make it an entertaining watch. Despite its flaws, the film is still relevant and stands the test of time. Fans of mythological films should give Behula Lakhindar a watch, and those unfamiliar with the genre may find it as a gateway into the world of Indian mythological storytelling.

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