Khokababu is an Indian Bengali action comedy film directed by Shankar Aiyya.[1] The film stars Dev, Subhashree Ganguly, Ferdous, and Laboni Sarkar in the lead roles. This film is an unofficial remake of a Telugu film, Dhee.

Khokababu
Khokababu movie poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed byD. Shankar Aiyya
Written byShayak Ganguly
Produced by
  • Ashok Dhanuka
  • Eskay Movies
Starring
CinematographyShrisha Roy
Edited byMohammad Kalam Khan, Saikat Sengupta
Music by
Distributed byEskay Movies
Release date
  • 13 January 2012 (2012-01-13)
Running time
2:37:44
CountryIndia
LanguageBengali

SynopsisEdit

The film is about Abir Roy a.k.a. Khoka/Khokababu (Dev) who is a cool and a clever guy. Shankar Das a.k.a. Bhaiji (Ferdous) is a well-known don in his territory whom everybody fears and obeys. Khoka joins Bhaiji's circle as an accountant where he has a wacky senior Khanra Babu (Subhashish Mukherjee). Khoka with his super wit starts to obtain every luxury that a perfect office should have and starts to hoax Bhaiji. Problems occur when Khoka falls in love with Bhaiji's sister Pooja (Subhashree Ganguly). Anyone who even looks in her direction is simply dealt with in the cruellest possible way. Khoka somehow manages to win over Pooja and also gains the complete trust of Bhaiji by changing the system in which his business operates. Bhaiji asks him to look after Pooja as he considers his other employees to be incapable. Khoka and Pooja fall in love with each other and even get secretly married. She even goes to his house to stay for 3 days as Bhaiji's rival Ballu (Ashish Vidyarthi) is after her life. Bhaiji is completely unaware of Khoka and Pooja's relation, however he does come to know about it later. Can their love survive when Bhaiji is over-possessive about his sister and goons like Ballu are on the loose to take revenge from Bhaiji by killing his sister Pooja? That's how our super-clever Chalu Cheez Khokababu takes the story ahead.

CastEdit

Box officeEdit

Khokababu collected Rs 15 million from its music release and 20 million from the satellite rights before its release. After that it opened as a thunderous hit in the Bengal theatres and in the first day it collected 3 million. It collected approx 40 million in 100 days.[2]

ReviewsEdit

Khokababu opened with positive reviews from the critics. Gomolo.com gave it 3/5 saying "Viewers will not be disappointed at all with Khokababu which is a complete masala film with all the necessary ingredients in it." Subham Bhattacharyya, the Tollywood movies information, collection and ratings giver gave it 7/10 saying "It's a pure entertainment. We all can enjoy the film as per sure no time to bore". Burrp gave it 4/5 stars saying "It is a very good movie to watch, it is complete paisa wasool, with solid comedy, stylish action sequences, good music, and great location. Roshini Mukherjee of The Times Of India gave the film 3.5 stars out of 5 saying "Our advise, keep that logic behind, dig into a tub of corn and let Khokababu do the rest".[3]

SoundtrackEdit

Khokababu
Soundtrack album by
Rishi Chanda, Priyo Chatterjee and Savvy
Released2012
GenreSoundtrack
LanguageBengali
LabelEskay Movies
Producer
Rishi Chanda chronology
Shedin Dekha Hoechilo Khokababu
(2012)
Megh Roddur
(2013)
Savvy chronology
Khokababu
(2012)
Goray Gondogol
(2012)
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Khokababu Title Track"Gautam SushmitRishi ChandaRishi Chanda3:21
2."Soniye Tu Janiye Tu"Gautam SushmitPriyo ChatterjeeZubeen Garg and June Banerjee4:15
3."Elo Melo"PrasenRishi ChandaKunal Ganjawala4:13
4."Pyar Ka Jhatka"Gautam SushmitRishi ChandaMika Singh and Mamta Sharma3:39
5."Je Dese"Gautam SushmitRishi ChandaZubeen Garg and Mahalakshmi Iyer3:54
6."Mon Kande Pran Kande"Gautam SushmitRishi ChandaRishi Chanda and Roop Kumar Rathod1:49
7."Khoka Chalu Cheez"Savvy and RiddhiSavvyDev3:55

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Published: bhalobasa.in Khokababu- Dev Subhashree Bengali Film Archived 3 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine accessed: 28 June 2011
  2. ^ Khokababu- Dev Subhashree Bengali Film Archived 3 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Bhalobasa.in (13 January 2012). Retrieved 2013-07-25.
  3. ^ "Khokababu Movie Review {3.5/5}: Critic Review of Khokababu by Times of India". The Times of India.