The premiere gathering of Director Srijit Mukherji’s Mishawr Rawhoshyo could truly be called a “Chander Haat” (grand gathering of glittering stars) as almost all the eminent & respected members of the Bangla cinema fraternity came to The South City, Inox Cinema to attend the premiere. The movie also had its first premiere in Mumbai, only a day prior and it was attended by Prosenjit Chatterjee, Tridha Chowdhury, Indraneil Sengupta and the Director himself. The Mumbai premiere was a moment of great pride and elation for all Bangla Movie lovers and of course Srijit Mukherji fans.
Coming back to the Kolkata Premiere of Mishawr Rawhosyo, the gathering was attended by contemporary Tollywood movie Directors like Sandip Ray and wife Lalita Ray, Anik Dutta, Suman Ghosh, Kaushik Ganguly & Churni Ganguly, Kamaleswar Mukherjee, Raj Chakraborty, Sudeshna Roy & Abhijit Dey and Mainak Bhowmick.
Tollywood actors like Subhashish Mukherjee, Neel Mukherjee, Saheb Bhattacharya, Barun Chanda, Tulika Basu, Pallavi Chatterjee, Rupam Islam, Dev, Tanushree, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Devdaan aka Aryan Bhoumick, Tridha Choudhury and the Emperor himself, i.e. Prosenjit Chatterjee were also present to watch the movie again with friends and peers. Chief of Venkatesh Films, Shrikant Mohta and CEO of Surinder Films Nispal Singh Rane (husband of Koel Mallick) were also a part of the this glamorous gathering.
Apart from movie watching, the premiere gathering was more like a “Grand Pujo Adda” for the celebrities. The celebrities were seen interacting with each other and all of them seemed to be quite excited about the movie and its outcome. Director of Bhooter Bhobisyot Anik Dutta and the ‘Meghe Dhaka Tara 2013’ director Kamaleswar Mukherjee were seen engaged in some deep conversation; (hopefully planning another blockbuster). Director of Nobel Chor, Suman Ghosh was seen chatting with Actor Churni Ganguly and after some time they were joined by her husband Director of Shodbo Kaushik Ganguly. Director of ‘Maachh Mishti & More’ Mainak Bhaumik (in his usual cool casual style) was busy discussing nuances of cinema with Sudeshna Roy, who has directed Bapi Bari Ja.
The host for the evening ‘Moni da’ aka Shrikant Mohta, dressed in white full sleeve formal shirt and black trouser, was mostly found busy running around all over the place in order to ensure that the guests coming were all comfortable. Director Srijit Mukherji, casually dressed in faded jeans and shirt, seemed quite tensed, which was understandable as it was the very first show of “Mishawr Rawhosyo” in Kolkata.
Sholoana Bangaliana also spoke to the stars of the day and shared some light moments with the young debutants.
First we spoke to Devdaan Bhoumick aka Aryan, who has played the character of “Santu” in Mishawr Rawhosyo. Devdaan Bhoumick aka Aryan, who has enacted the character of Sontu in the movie was dressed in Red slim fit kurta and black pajamas. Aryan was interacting with the media representatives and was sharing his shooting experiences. Speaking to Sholoana Bangaliana, Aryan said that he thoroughly enjoyed working with his reel father of Cholo Paltai, yet again in Mishawr Rawhosyo. According to Aryan, though Bumba da is an iconic figure of Bangla cinema, he guides his junior actors in a very humble manner and makes them absolutely comfortable on the sets. Aryan also said that he had enjoyed a lot while shooting in Cairo because that was his first ever visit to the land of Pyramids. When asked about the characterization of Sontu in the film, he said that Director Srijit Mukherji has kept the soul element of Sontu identical to the Kakababu novels but has worked on the presentation part as he wanted to give Sontu a contemporary shape.
We then interacted with the beautiful newcomer Tridha Choudhury, who has played the role of Sontu’s love interest ‘Rini’ in the movie. Tridha wore a beautiful deep blue party dress for the occasion and was looking ravishing. Tridha Choudhury seemed very excited to act beside ‘Bumba da’ in her debut film. She shared few experiences about her experiences of shooting in Egypt and also riding a camel for the first time. Talking to Sholoana Bangaliana about her reel character, Tridha said that Rini is a modern girl, who has got a very strong personality and as ‘the girlfriend’ she is a bit dominating. Tridha also specially mentioned about the action sequence, which was shot in the warm sands of the desert and the actors were riding on camels to escape from the villains, who were chasing them.
Prosenjit Chatterjee arrived much later as he just got back to Kolkata after attending the premiere of Mishawr Rawhosyo. Bumba da looked dapper in black full sleeve tee shirt and a pair of denims. Mr. Chatterjee said that he is very excited to play the character of Raja Roychoudhury aka Kakababu on silver screen. As a child he had always enjoyed reading the Kakababu-Sontu series of Sunil Gangopadhyay and now that he has been able to play the character of ‘Kakababu’ in Mishawr Rawhosyo, he is absolutely thrilled. Prosenjit Chatterjee also threw some light on the onscreen characterization and contemporary presentation of Kakababu by Srijit Mukherji.
Sholoana Bangaliana then spoke to Soumik Halder, who is the “Director of Photography” of Mishawr Rawhosyo.When we asked Soumik Halder about his experience as the Cinematographer, he said that the experience was unique and he has enjoyed his work to the optimum level as he shares a special chemistry with Srijit Mukherji and had even done the cinematography for all his previous movies. Soumik also said that the experience of camel riding on the desert is something that he will cherish lifelong.
We also spoke to Music Director Indraadip Dasgupta, who has scored the background music and composed the songs of Mishawr Rawhosyo. Music Director Indraadip Dasgupta said that he enjoyed the experience of scoring the background sound and musical compositions for Mishawr Rawhosyo because it’s always quite challenging to handle the background music of a thriller. When we asked about his comfort genre being semi classical and melody based compositions, Indraadip Dasupta said that he is comfortable in all sorts of genre and does not want to get tagged with a particular genre of music as music as a whole is quite a vast area and he wants to try all kinds of genres in film music.
The show started amidst a lot of excitement and anticipation and ended leaving a smile on the faces of each one present. Shree Venkatesh Films has indeed treated the Kolkata audience to a fantastic movie that will be a landmark in the history of Bengali cinema.
Mishawr Rawhoshyo Premiere Video: Prasenjit Chatterjee, Tridha, Aryaan and Indradeep Dasgupta (You Tube)
Photographs: Amitav Sarkar