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Chander Pahar

Chander Pahar (2014)

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Critic Reviews: 6
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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

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The thrills seem to have evaporated from Kamaleswar Mukherjee's handsome, slow-moving adaptation of a classic Bengali novel.

January 12, 2014 Full Review Source: Variety
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Painfully awkward in execution, from the stiff dialogue to the time-padding slo-mo sequences and glaring CGI.

January 10, 2014 Full Review Source: New York Post
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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.

January 10, 2014 Full Review Source: Detroit News
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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.

January 9, 2014 Full Review Source: New York Times
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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.

January 9, 2014 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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Based on the popular Bengali novel of the same name, Chander Pahar is an unfocused adventure-cum-travelogue.

January 7, 2014 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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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.

January 13, 2014 Full Review Source: RogerEbert.com
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By trying to stay faithful to the original novel, director and screenwriter Kamaleswar Mukherjee may have sabotaged the film. Much of what happens here is hard to swallow

January 9, 2014 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
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