Bengali Film Lorai Trailer Launch Video
“Bumba da was the alarm clock for us. The moment his car got out of the hotel, we all understood that it was time for us to hurry and rush to the shooting spot” said Gargi Roy Chowdhury with a hearty laugh. The actress was present at the trailer launch of the upcoming Bengali film Lorai. Also present at the occasion were Prasenjit Chatterjee, Payel Sarkar, Indraadip Dasgupta, Indrasish Roy, Kanchan Mullick, Prosen, Biswajit Chakraborty, Parambrata Chattopadhyay and Shyam Sundar Dey.
The film Lorai is about Sebastian Paes, who is an Anglo Indian footballer. He had to retire due to an untimely injury. After retirement he spends time drinking and coaching some kids at a football academy. His daughter and wife had also left him years ago. It is during this time that he is sent to a remote village on a government mission to train young villagers to play football and make a team. This journey changes his life and also redeems the villagers.
“Shooting for the film has been very exhaustive but we worked as a team and hence the shooting ended up as a fun affair. To sit and chat till the early morning after a day’s shooting all speak aptly about the homely and cordial feelings shared amongst the unit members” said director Parambrata Chattopadhyay.
Gargi Roy Chowdhury plays the role of Aasma in the film. “She is a woman who lives below the poverty line. Her dialect is different as she lives in Purulia. She lives with her brother. She speaks little and when she speaks it is understood that she has seen experienced the hard core reality of life” said the actress. The actress with a background in theatre did not have trouble picking up the dialect of Purulia. She also was helped immensely by her co-actor Kharaj Mukherjee who speaks the dialect fluently. “I did all my dubbing with Kharaj da. I had made it clear to Parambrata that I will do the dubbing with him only” added the actress.
Prasenjit Chatterjee who plays the role of Sebastian Paes in the film highlighted the fact that despite the extreme heat during the shooting in Purulia, it was a great experience for him. “During my career as an actor I have nearly done all the roles possible. But there remain some roles that one wants to do desperately. This is one such role which has been extremely satisfying and I am glad I was offered such a role” said Prasenjit.
While speaking about the music in the film Lorai, Indraadip Dasgupta said “The music is acoustic and fresh. There are a whole lot of live musicians. The emotional connect in the film is through songs. The music has been helpful in highlighting the emotional quotient in this film. The film has six songs in total”.
The movie has been shot extensively in Purulia, Bolpur and Kolkata. The film also has cameos by eminent footballers like Alvito D Cunha and Dipendu Biswas. Gopi Bhagat is the Director of Photography and Bodhaditya Bandopadhyay has handled the editing department of the film.
The film is eyeing a January 9 release and we sincerely hope it turns out to be the New Year bonanza for the producers Green Touch Entertainment.