Press Conference of Bollywood Film Panchlait; Based on Story by Writer Panishwar Nath Renu


Video: Press Conference of Panchlait

51 years after Basu Bhttacharya’s Teesri Kasam, Panishwar Nath Renu’s creation- Panchlait has been made for the film lovers. Directed by Prem Modi, the film’s cast consist of Yashpal Sharma, Rajesh Sharma, Ravi Jhankal, Brijendra Kala, Lalit Parimoo, Pranay Narrayan, Iqbal Sultan, Malini Sengupta, Kalpana Jha, Amitosh Nagpal and Anuradha.

The director along with the cast of the film was in Kolkata recently for the promotion of the soon to release film.

Panchlait is the story of a kerosene lamp (which uses paraffin and a hand pump which is used to pressurize, in order to light it up), which plays an integral part in a villager’s life and possessing one is a mark of honour. The film revolves around a specific village community- Mahato Tola and acquiring the coveted Panchlait after much ado. What happens next?


The film is Prem Modi’s second directorial outing after Arjun a Bengali feature film based on a novel by Samaresh Mazumder. Prem Modi said “I always had Phanishwar Nath Renu’s stories in mind for my next film. I read his stories as they were part of our school curriculum. The simplicity in his stories is irresistible and growing up in Bengal helped me develop a literary bent of mind. The storyline of Panchlait is straight from the Hindi heartland and hopefully the audiences will relate to it”.

Kalyan Sen Borat who has composed music for the film said that he had to go back to the fifties and make music accordingly. He infused some modern elements of music to the tracks though keeping the songs to be traditional. Rupankar, Anwesha, Javed Ali and others have sung in the movie.

Panchlait is eyeing for release on 17thNovember.

Priyanka Dutta

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