Throughout the film, amateur acting and whimsical dialogues will make the audience feel like they are watching a surreal film while in reality it’s a romantic one
Nira explains her thesis on DNA to her professor in the classroom. He seems agitated and asks her to explain it again, which she does. But the professor doesn't seem convinced.
He asks her, "Where do you live? She replies, "Dhanmondi."
To this, he angrily says, "Here you go, you live in the area where the most privileged people of the city live. No wonder your research lacks practicality."
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This is a scene from the recently released film "Unoponchash Batash".
The dialogue is just a simple example of how unrealistic the entire film is, although some of the opening scenes seemed promising and gave the audience hope that the film might be interesting and moving.
If you go to the cinema hall to watch a film, especially a local film, you expect it to be either entertaining or to have a solid story.
Unfortunately, Masud Hasan Ujjal's first feature-length film Unoponchash Batash failed to meet the high expectations of the audience, as the film was hyped up after its poster and teaser were released earlier this year.
The 2 hours and 45-minute long film starred Sharlin Farzana and Imtiaz Barshan in the leading roles.
Sharlin played the role of Nira, who falls in love with Ayon (Imtiaz Barshan) for no specific reason.
One day, she spots him on a busy road, gets a hunch that the guy is different, and that makes for a good enough reason for her to fall in love with him.
Nira is a final year university student but behaves like a 13-year-old teenager who lives in her own bubble and fantasy world.
She keeps stalking Ayon and if any man had done this, it would definitely be considered harassment.
Ayon finally falls in love with Nira as well.
But what is so great about Ayon, who is a medical sales representative?
According to Nira, he is different and a good person because he cares about others.
As Nira, Sharlin's way of delivering the dialogues seemed fake and irritating. Her vocal pitch remained the same at both outdoor and indoor locations.
Imtiaz Barshan's performance as Ayon was average, which is not enough to save the sinking ship.
Elora Gohor played Nira's mother. Ironically, she looked like her Sherlin's older sister in the film.
The rest of the cast and characters aren't even worthy of a mention.
The story falls so flat that there is not a single character progression or backstory. Every single thing about the film's story follows the typical Bangla cinema rule - a rich girl falls desperately in love with a poor man with a heart of gold.
The director tried to present the age-old idea in an abstract or surreal way, which failed terribly.
All the twists and turns of the film are so predictable. The director experimented a lot with the story-line. Consequently, the story doesn't feel interesting or can be categorized under any genre.
Throughout the film, amateur acting and whimsical dialogues will make the audience feel like they are watching a surreal film while in reality, it's a romantic one.
The story's pace is so slow that nothing interesting happens until the intermission. Oh wait, it actually never happens!
Movie enthusiasts and media professionals, who were following the film's journey from the beginning, thought the film had something good to offer.
However, the lack of proper execution and technicality of the film is an example of how the media can "over-hype" films.
Besides directing, Ujjal also wrote the story, dialogues, song lyrics, and screenplay for the film. He also did the art direction, photography, music direction, and even the poster design.
The film features some great camera works including drone shots and set-design.
Sharlin's costume in the film was very stylish yet traditional.
The film was made under the banner of Red October Films and produced by Asif Hanif. The executive producer was Syeda Shaon.
Initially, Unoponchash Batash was scheduled to be released on March 13 but got postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak and was finally released in theatres on October 23.