Birthday special: how Soham became the star of Bengali remakes
In a fierce industry where children's artists rarely cement their place as adult actors, Soham somehow managed to carve a niche for himself after starting his career as a child artist (Master Bittu) and often made his critics say wow with impressive performances. However, no one can deny the actor owes his commercial success much to a number of remakes. Here we have listed eight such Bengali films that catapulted Soham to stardom.
Faande Poriya Boga Kaande Re (2011)
Soham Chakraborty and Srabanti Chatterjee featured as the romantic lead in this Soumik Chattopadhyay directorial. The film is a remake of the 2010 Telugu hit 'Maryada Ramanna' which was again inspired by 1923 Hollywood classic ‘Our Hospitality’. The interesting part is Soham embarked on his journey of remakes with this one.
Amanush 2 (2015)
It’s a Bengali thriller directed by Rajib Kumar Biswas starring Soham Chakraborty as Raghu and Payel Sarkar as Ria. The film is a remake of the Tamil hit ‘Naan’ which had Vijay Antony in the lead. Due to the pure execution of the script, this movie received luke-warm response at the box-office, but Soham tried his best to do justice to his character and his performance amazed the audience and critics.
Shudhu Tomari Jonyo (2015)
This romantic comedy featuring Dev, Srabanti Chatterjee, Soham Chakraborty and Mimi Chakraborty in the lead roles turned out to be one of the biggest hits of 2015. But how many of you know it’s a remake of the famous Tamil movie ‘Raja Rani’. Be it the supreme soundtrack or the amazing on-screen chemistry, the film became an instant blockbuster and actually did wonders for Soham’s journey to fame.
Bangali Babu English Mem (2014)
‘Bangali Babu English Mem’ is a Bengali romantic comedy directed by Ravi Kinnagi starred Soham Chakraborty, Mimi Chakraborty and Abir Chatterjee in the lead. It is the remake of Punjabi blockbuster 'Jatt&Juliet'. Though the movie scored average at the Box Office, Soham 's comic timing and hilarious antics was well accepted by the audiences. The humor appealed to all and gave a breath of fresh air despite an average script.
The Raja Chanda directed romantic comedy film was a remake of 2009 Telugu film 'Bumper Offer' starring Sairam Shankar and Bindu Madhavi. The box office collections were average but Soham 's performance as Aditya received good response from both the audience and critics. His dialogue delivery and action stunts were well accepted. Introducing a fresh face like Puja Bose as the female lead opposite Soham worked well.
Golleo Hole Shotti (2014)
Director Birsa Dasgupta did wonder in this Bengali supernatural thriller film. His perfect execution and brilliant treatment of the plot made Soham Chakraborty and Mimi Chakraborty’s characters an instant hit. However, it's actually a remake of the 2012 Tamil blockbuster 'Pizza' starring Vijay Sethupathi and Remya Nambeesan. The Bengali version was widely appreciated for its interesting screenplay.
Bojhena Shey Bojhena (2012)
The intense romantic drama directed by Raj Chakraborty became an instant hit at the Box Office. Starring Soham Chakraborty, Mimi Chakraborty, Abir Chatterjee and Payel Sarkar in the lead, it managed to pull off a good execution of the plot. It’s a remake of Tamil film named ‘Engaeyum Eppothum’ (Anywhere Anytime). The heart-touching title track was a huge hit and is still a popular one.
Le Halua Le (2012)
Raja Chanda’s ‘Le Halua Le’ opened with a stellar cast including Mithun Chakraborty, Soham Chakraborty, Payel Sarkar and Hiran Chatterjee in pivotal roles. The comedy flick is actually the remake of the superhit Malayalam film 'Poochakkoru Mookkuthi' directed by Priyadarshan, who again made the Hindi version as 'Hungama'. Watching Soham in a funny character Rahul was pure entertainment as the Bengali version also turned out to be a laughing riot.