Obhishopto Nighty, the latest Sree Venkatesh Films venture is ready to hit the theaters on February 14 and just before the grand release, the team comprising of Director Birsa Dasgupta, Tollywood Heroes Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Indraneil Sengupta, Tollywood actress Paoli Dam, Tanushree, Locket Chatterjee, RJ/Actor/Comedian Mir Afsar Ali, Lyricist Srijato, Music Composer Indraadip Dasgupta, Writer Debaloy Bhattacharya and Comedian Kanchan Mullick met the press to talk at length about this very queer sounding and equally whacky looking movie.
The proceedings of the press conference can be best summed up with a collection of some interesting interviews of the Obhishopto Nighty stars that Sholoana Bangaliana could conduct at the press meet… Excerpts:
Director Birsa Dasgupta:
Sholoana Bangaliana: Why such a whacky name and how did the whole concept come about?
Birsa Dasgupta: The word Nighty was a raunchy joke amongst friends with no thought what so ever of making a movie out of it. However, it so happened that when none of my scripts was really striking a chord with my producers a sudden thought struck that gave us the idea of developing a whole new plot around the famed nighty and hence came Obhishopto Nighty. People always create a script or concept first and then think of a name but here it was an absolutely different scenario as the name was very much there and the concept was developed around it.
Sholoana Bangaliana: Why Param, again and again?
Birsa Dasgupta: Param is my favorite person in the industry due to which he is there in whatever I do.
Sholoana Bangaliana: One word highlight of Obhishopto Nighty…
Birsa Dasgupta: “A Mirror”.. It is a mirror that brings to the fore our idiosyncrasies and all our hidden fantasies and beliefs. It can thus be called a Sattire at large, though with so many elements you may not be able to specify one specific genre for the movie.
Rj/Actor/Comedian Mir Afsar Ali:
Sholoana Bangaliana: Please Tell us something about your character in the movie..
Mir: Character… and that is exactly what is missing in RSJ the character I am portraying in Obhishopto Nighty. This fellow who is producer is a total pervert and enjoys taking advantage of beautiful women, precisely his new heroines and is one abhorred creature in the industry. Apsara, played by Tanushree lands into his trap and her love interest in the movie Param somehow drags her out of the mess and the nighty too has a role to play here.. The so called myth or fact of casting couch has been very subtly shown by way of RSJ’s character here.
Sholoana Bangaliana: Is there any similarity between Bhooter Bhabisyat’s Bhutoria and Obhishopto Nighty’s RSJ
Mir: Well, more or less yes but then again RSJ is raunchier than Bhutoria.. Interestingly though, when both Anik Dutta and Birsa had offered me the respective roles of Bhutoria and RSJ they had both said that I will be just the right person for the role… Now that is something that I need to delve deep into as am yet not sure why did both these directors want me to play the role of a womanizer with no morals… (Grins..)
Sholoana Bangaliana: Well, this is what Mir has been offered, but given a choice what kind of role would Mir like to play?
Mir: While comedy is indeed a very comfortable area for me, I would like to play the role of some sly and very mean and scheming villain who is not only evil but witty too… You know the character that I want to play should more be like Shakespeare’s Shylock in the play Merchant of Venice as I am still so taken by that man.. I do not remember no Portia and no Antonio but what is still alive and blazing in my mind is Shylock…
Bollywood actress Paoli Dam:
Sholoana Bangaliana: Being a National Star, when offered Bangla Movies what do you specifically look for before saying Yes to a project?
Paoli Dam: Well, I am a Bangali and had started here so I still love doing Bengali Movies but yes when offered a project I very carefully analyze my Charecter, Script and the director before saying yes.
Sholoana Bangaliana: Why did you agree to work in Obhishopto Nighty?
Paoli Dam: When I first heard the name of the movie I totally freaked out and was absolutely not sure about what would I be expected to do here but then when I heard the script I was absolutely gung-ho about the project. It is whacky, fun and very interesting. Moreover, since my role here was not too demanding I could, for a change take things a little lightly and thoroughly enjoy the easy going flow of the character and the movie.
Sholoana Bangaliana: A Valentine’s Day special message from the very happening and sexy Bollywood Diva Paoli Dam..
Paoli Dam: Well, I feel every day should be a Valentine’s Day but then again since we have selected one specific day for the celebrations I would just say that let us all love each other and stay in harmony.
We also spoke to the beautiful actress Tanushree who will also be seen opposite Dev in the new Bangla Movie Bunohash and lyricist Srijato who has penned down some never before heard lines for the songs of Obhishopto Nighty and the other actors who have essayed important roles in the movie and the common sentiment that came out is that Obhishopto Nighty is a mind blowing concept that one is bound to enjoy so everyone must watch it with our without being critical and analytical as the movie has the essential elements for all tastes, classes and critics.
With just a day more to go for the grand release of Obhishopto Nighty here’s wishing the team a smooth sail at the Box Office and lovely reviews from the critics.
Obhishopto Nighty Stars Interview (You Tube)