Amazon Adventure is the first Odia film of the year 2018 released on 5th January 2018.The film was first released in Bengali and later released in five other languages including Odia & Hindi.Both the Hindi & Odia version was released in Odisha circuit on 5th January 2018.The Bengali Superstar Dev starrer Amazon Adventure which in Bengali is Amazon Obhijaan is the sequel of Chander Pahar.The film Chander Pahar was also released in Odia titled ‘Janha Ra Pahada’.Chander Pahar also featured Dev in lead.
Here we bring you the complete review of the Film :
After Shankar’s adventures in Africa in Jahna ra Pahada (Or Chander Pahar in Bengali), Shankar (Dev) travels to South America to encounter many beasts and the mythical city of El Dorado.Bengali Superstar home-grown globetrotter Shankar (Dev) is back in action with yet another big-budget adventure flick, Amazon Adventure.This time Shankar is more experienced after knocking down his nemesis, the deadly Bunyip, in his first ever adventure in the film Janha ra Pahada.His second outing is a blend of good, bad and ugly elements that somehow manage to constitute an adventure film.
Shankar now teaches at an open school in his small village. An Italian anthropologist Anna Floriana (Svetlana Gulakova) seeks his help to bring his alcoholic father Marco (David James) back to what he used to love doing: journeying through South America to find El Dorado — the city of gold. The trio then finally embarks on a journey through the hills, mountains and archipelago of the Amazon rainforest and their adventure begins. From creepy-crawlies to panthers to anaconda and tarantula — the three face all sorts of deadly dangers in their expedition.
Now let us come to the good bits of the film. The first high is its title card. The journey of Shankar and Anna to meet her father is amazingly depicted through paintings. Then there are spellbinding landscapes and some amazing shots that set a new benchmark in Bengali movies. Though the voiceover sounds like a lecture in an eco-geo class, it is a work of rock-solid research. Yes, it goes overboard with information, but it still talks about the places that are unknown to many of us. The story is commonplace but the storytelling touches brilliance.
Amazon Adventure Odia movie is a must watch the film . Not only because of its grandeur but also to savour Kamaleswar’s imagination.The mythic city of El Dorado is pretty much the same as we had imagined in childhood. And finally, the film ends where it all began — with a reference to Reader’s Digest, the book that opened up the idea of Shankar’s first adventure, Chander Pahar, many years ago.