Honeymoon is based on a novel by Samaresh Basu which has inspired a movie featuring Aparna Sen, Soumitra Chatterjee and Utpal Dutt. That was called Chhutir Phande and the movie was released in 1975.
Cut to 2018 and you have Geetin aka Soham who goes for a long-awaited honeymoon with wife Jayati aka Subhashree in North Bengal, but feigns illness and takes advantage of his boss Ranjit Mallick’s absence. This film is a situational comedy and is a perfect recipe for laughathon which begins with a scene between Geetin and his boss.
Subhashree plays the simple wife which is a far cry from all her glam-doll avatars. This transformation is pretty pleasant. And when a desperate Geetin starts his honeymoon, it is a roller-coaster ride. When the couple encounters the boss at one of the North Bengal bungalows, all hells break loose. Of course, in between comedy, there is some slapstick humour as well, but that does not affect the overall comicality of the movie. With Soham in the lead, you can expect some brilliance. But you have to mention about the amazing interaction between Ranjit Mallick and Subhashree in this movie which stands out among the scenes.
This movie is the directorial debut of cinematographer P.B. Chaki. The scenic shot of the hills are evidences enough. The script is written by Padmanava Dasgupta who ensures that we get a healthy dose of hilarious moments between Subhashree and Ranjit Mallick. Along with the comedy of errors, we also have some amazing chemistry between the lead pair Subhashree and Soham.
There is of course some good doses of humour which will make the film worth a watch.