Manoj Michigan gave the audience a laughter riot in the form of Damadol. The director is back yet again with a crime thriller titled 89. The film stars Saswata Chatterjee, Raima Sen and Shataf Figar in important roles. Barun Chanda, Biplab Dasgupta and Dr. Kausik Ghosh also star in this film.
Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent caught up with the director at the shooting floor. The scene which was being shot shows Anup (Shataf) taking Purba (Raima) to identify suspects in a crime of which Purba was the prime witness. “The film is a crime thriller and hence I will not reveal much of the facts of the film. Ambition for success at any cost leads to psychological conditions in people. Purba goes through a journey of incidents filled with X-factors and she starts exploring the sequences to arrive at the cause of her mental turmoil, an unexplained problem. 89 is a journey of numbers from the past” said Manoj Michigan. The film will be shot in various parts of the city and also in Kalimpong. Raja Narayan Deb will be composing the music of this film.
The director further explained why he selected Saswata, Raima and Shataf in the main roles. “Saswata (Apu da) is the only actor who could do justice to this role and he has proved me right. He has done the role with greater perfection than my expectations. Raima plays the role of a psychologist and her expressive eyes and good body language make her look perfect for the role. As for casting Shataf, I wanted a fresh face which has a balance between sensitivity and authority” added the director.
Shataf Figar who plays the lead role in a film for the first time was highly excited. “I am really happy to be part of such a team. To be working with Saswata Chatterjee is a great privilege for me. Even on the days when I did not have shoot, I came to the sets like a wide eyed teenager only to see Saswata Chatterjee shooting for the movie. I play the role of an inspector from the anti-terrorist squad in this film who helps Purba in unraveling the mystery” added the handsome actor with a smile.
Saswata Chatterjee who plays the role of Sabyasachi in the film said “My character is intelligent and sharp. However he is lodged in a mental asylum”. The actor was tight lipped about his role and joked that with the director around he will not risk speaking in details about the role.
This Saswata Chatterjee New Movie 89 is expected to release somewhere around July-August.