Gaurav Pandey’s new Bangla Movie Hanuman.com is all set for an early December release and the cast and crew met the press to talk about this much awaited film. The Bangla Movie which has won critical acclaim at the International screening in the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival is the tale of an ordinary man into an extraordinary voyage. The press conference of this much awaited film took place at the Igloo like Ice Bar, Minus 6 Degree in the presence of Gaurav Pandey, Prasenjit Chatterjee, Kaushik Sen, Rudranil Ghosh, Mousumi Bhattacharya, Namit Bajoria and Indraadip Dasgupta.
“The film has been shot in Iceland; the first for any Bengali movie. The treatment of the story and the way the film unfolds is what gives it an overall international appeal. The story of the film is about an ordinary man whose life changes when he meets a stranger. “The film despite being a romantic comedy has a twist in it” said the director.
Prasenjit Chatterjee who is playing the role of Anjaniputra in the film expressed his gratitude towards Namit Bajoria for believing in the film and willing to invest money in the it. “The film is different and shooting in Iceland is very expensive. Hence I am very obliged to Namit for the support that he has given for this film” said the actor. The actor also highlighted on the fact that he enjoys working with both, the established and the new directors and is fortunate to be working at a time when he can make the best use of both experience and experimentation that these directors come up with. “I want to reinvent myself. I want to break the brand that many think I have become. This is the reason why I want to work with new directors. They do not have any perception about my acting. They bring out the best in me. This new Prasenjit is due to the vision of my late friend Rituparno. He brought out this actor in me” revealed Tollywood’s very own Bumba Da.
Mousumi Bhattacharya who plays the nagging wife Tanushree in the film was absolutely thrilled and considered herself lucky to be able to work with ‘the Prasenjit Chatterjee’ in the film.
Music in this film is also very important. “Ikir mikir” has been given a hip hop touch to make it appealing to the global audience. “Momo Chitte” is the only Rabindrasangeet used in the film. This has been shot in a water tank in Berlin.
This new experimental Kolkata Bangla Movie set for a December 6 release is surely going to bring in some more of international flavors into Tollywood after Srijit Mukherji’s Mishawr Rawhoshyo.