Saturday, March 24, 2012

Dhritiman Chatterjee - A New Face of Filmy Bad Boys

Just back at home after watching Agent Vinod, I feel that Dhritiman Chatterjee is a new face of bad boys in Indian films (Hindi and Bengali). He is different from the league of bad boys like Amresh Puri, Gulshan Grover. He has definitive manly voice and can add a smooth chilling cold to it, so appeal is more.

Dhritiman was a discovery by Satyajit Ray, as he debuted in Ray's Pratidwandi in 1971. Later he appeared in other films of Ray.


Today morning I posted that Bob Biswas of Kahaani is turning into classic and @sharmasumeet replied to me: Just goes to show how the 'Good has become boring' and 'Bad is in!'


It seems it is high time for Bengali actors to fill in the shoes of bad boys, not the traditional ones, but cool and with attitude.


In 2010 Feluda film 'Gorosthane Sabdhan' he appeared as Mahadeb Choudury - the main negative role. The film was directed by Satyajit Ray's son Sandip Ray. Dhritiman played role of a rich middle aged person who can do anything to get the antique stuff he likes.


In Sujoy Ghosh's Kahaani he appears as IB chief Bhaskaran who was behind the Kolkata metro gas attack.

In the Indian spy film Agent Vinod, he emerged as a businessman who makes money from stock exchange clash after a terrorist attack.

Ah these are classic bad boys. I must say watching him on negative role is an experience, and we are lucky to have that opportunity.


If you are here for Agent Vinod, I would say watch it if you have seen all other films running over halls and multiplexes. Round the globe from one country to another our Indian spy Vinod is moving out and in to locate and disarm 242 aka a N-bomb targeted for a blast in Delhi Palikabazar. Some Bollywood sentiments, some Hollywood Bond style - it is a mix. My rating: 1.5/5 


Read Kunal Guha's review of Agent Vinod
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