Interview: Director Manoj Michigan on his Upcoming Kolkata Bengali Film ‘Ami Joy Chatterjee’; (Sholoana Bangaliana Exclusive)


After his last film “89”, ace director Manoj Michigan is gearing up for the shooting of his upcoming Bengali film “Ami Joy Chatterjee”. Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent caught up with the director who shared some interesting details about the film.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana- Can you share some details about the story of “Ami Joy Chatterjee”?

Manoj Michigan- The film is about Joy Chatterjee who is a very successful businessman. He may be successful but he has a number of flaws which includes his self centered nature, egoistic attitude, non-compassionate nature and his belief that the whole world revolves around him. His fiancée Dr. Aditi Roy is a character who is in complete contrast to him. By profession she is a pediatrician. She is compassionate and kind; emotions which Joy lacks. This makes her go completely at loggerheads with Joy. In a twist of events, Joy goes missing. What happens after that is what the whole film all about.

So this is again a thriller after 89. Right?

Manoj Michigan- This is actually a thriller cum drama. You will find both thriller and dramatic elements in this film. This will surely appeal to the audiences who like thrillers as well as the drama loving audience.


Can you throw some light on the cast of this film?

Manoj Michigan- Abir Chatterjee will be playing Joy and Jaya Ahsan will be playing Aditi. Shataf will be seen playing the role of ACP.


Why did you select Abir to play Joy and Jaya to play Aditi?

Manoj Michigan- Abir Chatterjee was the first person whom I had in mind when I was thinking of whom to cast as Joy. He fits the bill perfectly. We had plans of starting the shoot in December but since Abir was busy, we waited. Jaya meanwhile is a wonderful actor. I have seen her acting in many films and she has great screen presence.

Who is composing the music of the film?

Manoj Michigan- Raja Narayn Deb is composing the music of the film. He will be doing the background score and two songs in the film. Samik and Kunal will also be composing one song which will go with the end title.

When do you plan to start the shooting of this film?

Manoj Michigan- We plan to start shooting in the month of May. We will be shooting in real locations all over Kolkata. We have an outdoor shooting in Kalimpong too.

The editor of the film is Sankalp Bhowmick and the DOP is Manash Ganguly. Shivanggi Choudhury is the producer and the film has been produced under Aadiiv Kreation Pvt Ltd.

With Manoj Michigan heading the film and such an enviable cast, Ami Joy Chatterjee looks like a project we must all look forward to!!



Priyanka Dutta takes a keen interest in lifestyle and entertainment related news. She also enjoys interviewing celebrities and other renowned personalities. Priyanka holds a post graduate degree in English and Mass Communication. Journalism is her passion and she has reported for many a reputed international web portals.




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