Srijit Mukherji’s new Bangla Movie Mishawr Rawhoshyo is set to release on October 11th and the team met the press on October 2nd in hotel Grand Oberoi Kolkata to talk about the movie and share their experience of working on the same. Present at the press conference were Director Srijit Mukherji, Tollywood hero Prosenjit Chatterjee, Aryan, Tridha Chowdhury, Neel, Music director Indraadip Dasgupta along with lyricist Srijato.
Tollywood’s beloved Bumba Da (Prosenjit Chatterjee) who promptly addressed the press started with thanking the producers Shree Venkatesh Films for again coming forward to support a movie of such grand scale. He even said that right from the days of Chokher Bali when no producer was confident about investing in Bengali films, SVF had the foresight to take up the challenge and has since then been churning out one hit after the other and breaking the slump that keeps creeping into Tollywood.
Prosenjit Chatterjee who plays the role of Kakababu in the movie also seemed quite excited about the project. He even said that though he has worked in so many films over the years, this project will always remain special to him. Prosenjit also shared with the press his experience of shooting in Egypt at a time when the land was not at all safe. He even said that till the time they had boarded the plane, family and friends kept texting and calling trying to dissuade them from going but the team was determined and they went, shot and returned home safe. Tollywood’s very own Bumba Da also spoke about his experience of working with Srijit who has this strange habit of getting restless and super anxious to present the movie on screen as soon as the idea takes shape in his mind; the whole journey of making Mishawr Rawhoshyo was thus a whirl wind affair. Prosenjit also said that essaying the role of Kakababu was quite a task for him too as here the expectations would be really high as Kakababu is one character who is omnipresent in almost every household of Bengal.
Speaking to the press, Srijit Mukherji, who is known as one of the most prolific directors of today also thanked Shree Venkatesh Film for their support and even said that it is only SVF that he could trust with the presentation of such an epic movie as only they have this rare trait of completely trusting their directors and their creativity.
Srijit has time and again said that Mishawr Rawhoshyo will act as a historical record of the present day turmoil in Egypt as the backdrop of this film is Egypt of 2013. While keeping the plot and essence of a Kakababu adventure intact, Srijit has indeed molded the story in his own way to suit the taste of the cine goers of today. It is also this subtle twist in the tale that has brought about the character of Rini played by Tridha Chowdhury with a romantic angle when the original story only talks about Santu and Rini’s friendship. Srijit, time and again urged the audience to come to the theaters to watch this movie as all the hard work of one whole year will be justified only if the audience appreciates the efforts that have gone into making this movie.
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Aryan who is playing the role of Santu was also all praises for the director and said that he is very thankful to Srijit Mukherji for not only casting him in the movie but also for allowing him an opportunity of assisting with direction. Aryaan is quite excited about the movie and is quite hopeful about its success too.
The love interest of Santu in the movie Rini, played by the beautiful Tridha Chowdhury also spoke to the press and expressed her gratitude towards the team of Mishawr Rawhoshyo and said that getting an opportunity to share screen space with stalwarts like Prosenjit Chatterjee right in her debut film is definitely her good fortune and she has tried to give her best in this movie.
The music of the film, as expressed by the lyricist, composer and singer alike is larger than life and the audience will surely be able to connect with it. The press conference was also accompanied with the formal launch of the Audio Cd of Mishawr Rawhoshyo.
From the trailers that have been released and the excitement that can be evidently seen in the team members of Mishawr Rawhoshyo the expectations from the movie have increased manifold and the whole of Bengal seems to be eagerly waiting for October 11th to watch the mystery unfold.
Photographs: Pratik Banerjee