Director Haranath Chakraborty
Release date June 14, 2002 (India)
Genre Drama, Musical, Romance
Music director S. P. Venkatesh
|Release date 14 June 2002|
Writer Manotosh Chakrabarty (story), Haranath Chakraborty (screenplay)
Songs O bondhu Tumi Sunte Ki Pao (Guitar)
Cast Jeet (Bijoy), Priyanka Upendra (Sonali), Ranjit Mallick (Keshtoda), Anamika Saha, Rajesh Sharma
Similar Sangee, Bajimaat, Dada Thakur (2001 film)
Sathi (known also as Saathi, Sathee or Saathee) (English: Companion) is a 2002 Indian Bengali-language film directed by Haranath Chakraborty. The film stars Jeet and Priyanka Trivedi. This film is Jeet's cinematic debut. Is a remake of the Tamil film Thulladha Manamum Thullum. The film was released 14 June 2002. This movie went on to become one of the highest grossing movie of 2002 and won many hearts ,especially with the songs. Jeet got a huge fan following for this movie and became highest paid actor of tollywood.
Bijoy (Jeet) is an aspiring singer with lots of talent, who resides in a village of Burdwan district. He has a caring and loving mother and a helpful brother. He comes to Calcutta on the call of a musical tycoon but when he finally arrives at his home Bijoy is shocked to find his mentor dead. He takes refugee with the alcoholic Keshtoda (Ranjit Mallick) a person with a heart of gold. He architects a group of peers and all of them begin to work for an insurance company. In the meanwhile Bijoy views Sonali (Priyanka Trivedi) who stays in the same locality with her grandmother. Sonali knows Bijoy in a peculiar way. She has never seen him, but when Bijoy chants his numbers, she hears them utmost interest and becomes his ardent admirer. But whenever Bijoy and Sonali physically meet each other something or the other mishaps occurs which make Sonali misunderstand. Thus Sonali has a different picture of Bijoy in her sub-consciousness. She does not realize that one she admirers is the same person whom she hates. Things come to standstill, when Bijoy accidentally pushes Sonali from the stairs of her college and she becomes blind. When Bijoy comes to know about this, he is shattered. Then begins his series of sacrifices and love, he helps the financially strained Sonali and her grandmother by giving their rent. He brings the duo at their mess when they are expelled by their landlord and finally he sells the precious ring (Bijoy's mother's gift) to allocate the fees and cost required for Sonali's eye treatment. Even when his mother expires he keeps it a secret to everyone and takes Sonali to the eye surgeon. There he knows that Sonali can regain her eyesight if she undergoes an acute and complex operation. To acquire the cost of ���50,000 (US$780), Bijoy secretly wards off to Visakhapatnam with the desting to sale one of his kidney's. Bijoy sacrifices his passion to become a vocalist and secretly supports Sonali to fulfill her dream of becoming a singer, while Sonali gets success in her first stint at the recording studios, Bijoy is arrested as a terrorist on the platform of Vizag station. Thus with Bijoy's money Sonali regains eyesight and becomes a famous singer while Bijoy is sentenced to 5 years rigorous imprisonment. The day Bijoy returns after completing his sentence turns out to be the same day when Sonali was attending her musical concert. Bijoy after arriving at Howrah station eyes the hoardings of having huge cutouts of Sonali. He reaches the spot but when he tries to contact Sonali and explain to her that he is her Bijoy, he is brutally hammered by the security. Keshtoda and Bijoy's friend arrive at the juncture. They explain to Sonali the entire truth. Sonali realises that the one she has neglected for ever is her long lost love. They reunite amidst a jubilant crowd.
The movie received mostly positive reviews .
ReferencesSathi (2002 film) Wikipedia
Sathi (2002 film) IMDb