Monday, April 20, 2009

Review of Chupi Chupi Ashe.




Review of Chupi Chupi Ashe.

Premendo Mitra, the renowned writer of Bengali literature contributed a lot as director of innovative films also in the mid-50s. His successful films included Hanabari, Chupi Chupi Ashe and others. In Chupi Chupi Ashe he maintained the suspense all along the film just way Alfred Hitchcock used to maintain in the suspense thrillers of the 50s.

In Chupi Chupi Ashe, Robin Mojumdar and Tapati were shown as the owners of a hotel in a place sme distance away from Kolkata. The hotel was known as fooding and lodging centre and tourists used to take shelter in the hotel. On one of the days a number of persons occupied the different rooms in the hotel. It included a sick person played by Chabi Biswas, Jahar Ganguly, Prabir Kumar, a school teacher and others.

All of a sudden, heavy rain led to flood, and the hotel got cut off from the rest of the city. Tarun Kumar (the brother of superstar Uttam Kumar) entered the hotel as an inspector and told the story of a young man being tortured in school, the orphanage and other places and took revenge recently by killing one of the administrators of the school where he studied. He told everyone that he had been sent by the local police station for security of the residents of the hotel. He also informed them that no one should try to leave the hotel before the flood water subsided and there was sever power cut in the place.

The tourists in the hotel got scared after they knew that there was neither electric connection nor telephone connection, which could help them for communication purposes. On one of the nights, the lady teacher who taught school children got murdered. A musical tape was heard by all the persons but the murdered could not be identified. At that moment, Chabi Biswas, the detective in disguise, with his assistant went and arrested the killer Tarun Kumar before who tried to kill Tapati and related persons in the hotel.

Chabi Biswas briefed the persons, that Tarun Kumar was the person who was tortured by the school teacher and other members of the orphanage when he was young and for those reasons he killed the wrongdoers one after the other. Tarun Kumar disguised himself as an inspector so that no one could suspect him.

The film was off-beat in nature with only one song sung by Sandhya Mukherjee titled “se je chupi chupi asche” which was the title of the film. Due to the powerful direction of Premendra Mitra and innovative acting of Chabi Biswas, Jahar Ganguly, Tarun Kumar, Robin Majumdar, the film caught the attention of the viewers and became successful in the late 50s. The film should be restored and preserved.

3 comments:

Suds said...

I remember seeing this movie as a kid, it left a lasting impression. I looked for a DVD, but never found it. It is unfortunate that movies like these, would not be remembered one day.

Indranil said...

I am searching for a DVD of this movie...Can any 1 help me??? Pleeeeez!!!

Souvik-indrajalik said...

If DVDs of director Premendra Mitra are reprinted Chupi Chupi Ashe will also be reprinted.
Souvik Chatterji.