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  • 2007
  • 2 hr
  • 3.8  (21)

Kalishankar is a Bengali language action-drama movie from 2007 directed by Pradip Ghosh. The film features an ensemble cast of well-known actors like Masud ibn Abdullah, Victor Banerjee, and Shankar Chakraborty. The movie is a story of a man who went on the wrong path due to circumstances and became a gangster. The movie's story revolves around a young boy named Sadananda who lives in a small village in West Bengal. Sadananda's father was a teacher who wanted him to become a doctor, but he failed to get a medical seat. Instead, he started working as a rice trader and got involved in smuggling drugs. As a result, he got into legal trouble and landed in jail, leaving his family in debt.

Sadananda's mother was a dedicated woman who tried hard to pay off the debt by working as a housemaid. She also sent Sadananda to Kolkata to work at a tea stall, where he met a man named Shankar.

Shankar was a local gangster who had a group of followers, and Sadananda was impressed by his power and style. Shankar started to take an interest in him and slowly introduced him to the world of crime. Sadananda became addicted to the lifestyle and started to commit small crimes to impress Shankar.

However, things took a dramatic turn when Shankar's rivals attacked him, and Sadananda used his skills to save him. Shankar was impressed and made him a part of his gang, showering him with wealth and respect. Sadananda got deeply involved in the world of crime and started to ignore his mother's advice.

Things took a turn when Shankar was killed by another gangster, and Sadananda vowed to take revenge. He took over the gang and became the new leader, but he discovered that the life of a gangster was not easy. He faced many difficulties and challenges, and his past started to haunt him.

The movie showcases the struggle of Sadananda, who started on the wrong path but later tried to redeem himself. He realized that his actions had consequences and that he needed to take responsibility for them. The film also shows the corruption and crime prevalent in some parts of Kolkata and how it affects the people's lives.

The acting by Masud ibn Abdullah, Victor Banerjee, and Shankar Chakraborty is commendable, and they do justice to their characters. The direction by Pradip Ghosh is impressive, and he manages to hold the audience's attention throughout the movie.

The film's music is composed by Debjit Bera, and the songs aptly capture the mood and theme of the film. One song, "Bhalobasa Kichhui Noy," sung by Alka Yagnik, is particularly noteworthy for its beautiful melody and lyrics.

Overall, Kalishankar is a well-made movie that deals with some pertinent issues of society. It shows how circumstances can lead a person astray but also how redemption is possible if one is willing to take responsibility for their actions. The film is a must-watch for Bengali movie lovers who enjoy action-drama genres.

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  • Release Date
  • Runtime
    2 hr
  • Language
    Bengali, Bangla
  • IMDB Rating
    3.8  (21)