Chittagong Movie Review
Release Date:October 12, 2012
Set against the backdrop of a little known saga in 1930s British-occupied India – where a group of schoolboys and young women, led by a schoolteacher, Masterda Surya Sen (Manoj Bajpai) dared to take on the Empire – Chittagong is the story of a diffident 14 year old boy, Jhunku (Delzad Hiwale). Swept up into this seemingly impossible mission, the reluctant teenager battles with his own self-doubts to achieve an improbable triumph.
The film is a riveting action-drama, made more so by the fact that it is true.
Shot ever so beautifully, Chittagong is a textured film, but too many songs and an overlong narrative causes your attention to dither towards the endRead more
Pain’s film is terse, straight, fuss-free and simple. It does begin to flag a little in the middle, the narrative threatens to get out of hand, but remains largely affectingRead more
Pain’s film is low on big stars but high on integrity. You can see the story and the performances shine throughRead more
Chittagong is the kind of film that will leave you with a heavy heart, and movedRead more
While Chittagong falls well short of being a great film, it can't help but be an important one. And Pain keeps it honest.Read more
Director Pain and his co-writer Shonali Bose create a taut narrative and the film works as a socio-political dramaRead more
This is a warm, affecting filmRead more
One rare gem that deserves to be seen and appreciatedRead more
Chittagong certainly isn't a drab and dreary history lesson. It manages to be a gripping human drama without being either a sweeping Hollywood-style adventure or a Bollywood-inflected patriotic saga cranked up to a defeaning pitch for easy consumptionRead more
The movie takes time to blossom - but when it does, it's beautifulRead more
A film of immense significance. The performances are earnest and genuine to the coreRead more