A young girl named Payel is found sitting at a park. A few goons come and surround her and start teasing her. She slaps one of them and they attack her. No one comes to the rescue. It is then that a dhoti clad man of seventy years comes and saves her from the goons. He then scolds her for the short dress which was one of the reasons behind the goons attacking her. The man is none other than Bonku Babu. This was exactly the scene which was shot for the upcoming New Bengali Movie Bonku Babu directed by Anindya Bikas Dutta.
The film moves around the character of Bonku Babu (Saswata Chatterjee) who is a seventy year old man with conservative ideas. He was a strict police officer in his youth. With the decline in the joint family system around him, he becomes more cautious and holds on to his family against all odds. Hence he often becomes strict with his family members. “I have to sit for a two hour long make up schedules before I become Bonku Babu. It takes another half an hour to remove the makeup. The character is strict but also funny. This will lead to much comedy in the film which the audience will like” said Saswata. The makeup of Saswata Chatterjee is done by Dhananjay, who was also in charge of the makeup of Amitabh Bachchan for Bhootnath 2.
In between getting her hair done, Arunima who plays the role of Payel said “I play the role of Payel who is a nurse by profession. She is a modern girl who is hard working by nature. She shares a great rapport with her father-in-law Bonku Babu. I have worked with Apu da (Saswata) before and we are having a blast on the sets. It really becomes hard to control our laughter at times”.
Arjun who plays the role of the younger son of Bonku Babu in the film was highly excited to be a part of such a film. “With so many experienced actors all around me, I was a bit nervous initially. However they did not intimidate me and I am having a great time at the shooting. My character is the normal office going guy who is immensely afraid of his father. He even dreams of his father scolding him in his sleep when he gets cozy with his girlfriend”.
The music of the film has been done by Debojyoti Mishra. “The music of this film is total entertainment. I guess this is the first time Debojyoti Mishra is composing an item song. Arunima will be seen performing to the item song” said the director of the film.
Rajatava Dutta, Laboni Sarkar, Debranjan Nag will also be seen in important roles in this film.