The promo launch of the upcoming Bengali film Punascha took place at a city club recently. The event was attended by the director Souvik Mitra and also the cast members of the film. The story, screenplay, dialogue and direction of this film are by Souvik Mitra.
Punascha (Nota Bene) is an urban story. The story is about a retired lady professor called Mohona. She lives alone in a flat in the city. Her only daughter Parna studies at Viswa Bharati in Shantiniketan. Mohona’s husband who was also a professor died a few years back. Renowned writer Animesh Mukherjee who is also her long lost college friend had just won an award and was going to Delhi to receive it. However Animesh plans to receive the award and come back to Kolkata to stay with his friend Mohona for twenty four hours. This is a plan which they have harbored for a long time. The plan works out smoothly. However Animesh dies out of a heart attack. What happens next? What questions does Mohona’s daughter raise? The film gives the answers to all these questions.
Speaking at the occasion, actress Rupa Ganguly said “Despite having a good amount of experience in acting, I felt shaky and butterflies were flying in my stomach when the director informed me that I will be acting opposite Soumitra Chatterjee. There is a good amount of pressure on you as you will have to perform with such a stalwart” said Rupa who plays the role of Mohona. The actress also highlighted on the fact that this story must not be compared with Rabindranath Tagore’s story of the same name. Soumitra Chatterjee plays the role of Animesh while Sayani Ghosh plays the role of Mohona’s daughter.
Directed by Souvik Mitra, the film is scheduled for release on the 8th of August and Sholoana Bangaliana wishes the team the very best and hopes that it will be appreciated by the critics and audience alike.