Chander Pahar (2014)
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Chander Pahar is the journey to the fabled, 'Mountain Of The Moon', in search of gold and diamond mines, up against threats as vivid and varied as lurking snakes, pouncing lions, poisonous flora, the fury of an active volcano and a seemingly, almost supernatural mythical horror 'The Bunyip' the guardian angel of the diamond cave. However, it is also the story of grit and determination, a story of following one's dream against all odds and emerging victorious, a story about a young lad called
Jan 10, 2014 Limited
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The thrills seem to have evaporated from Kamaleswar Mukherjee's handsome, slow-moving adaptation of a classic Bengali novel.
Painfully awkward in execution, from the stiff dialogue to the time-padding slo-mo sequences and glaring CGI.
The many misspellings in the film's subtitles do liven things up, even if the film's patchwork use of Bengali, Swahili, Portuguese and English make them somewhat inevitable.
One reason "Chander Pahar" seems so plodding is that Mr. Mukherjee has a habit of telling us what he doesn't know how to show.
The source material ends up shoehorned between splashy images of springboks and hippos, and any gaps are filled with CGI. But when adapting an acclaimed book, it's probably smart to let the plot steal the show.
Based on the popular Bengali novel of the same name, Chander Pahar is an unfocused adventure-cum-travelogue.
There isn't much to recommend the film, which only escapes being truly awful by a complete absence of meanness and a compelling lead performance by Dev.
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