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Upcoming Bengali Film Bawal Promises Out n Out Entertainment; Beat the Heat Laughing with this Film


Upcoming Bengali Film Bawaal Press Conference

The press conference of the upcoming Bengali film Bawal took place in the august presence of debutant director Biswaroop Biswas, producer Jaspreet Kaur, Arjun Chakraborty, Sayoni Ghosh, Anindo, Sumit, Deboshree and others.

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Debutant film maker Biswaroop Biswas’s film Bawal’s is about Jishu and Subhosree, a young couple in love with each other. They are so much in love that they want to take their relationship to the next level- by getting married. But they cannot reveal this to Shubhosree’s two brothers. The brothers are immensely possessive of their only sister. Subhosree and Jishu hatch a plan but that does not go as expected. A third individual enters the story, Nusrat. This leads to more trouble. Whether Jishu and Subhosree finally succeed in getting the approval is what the film is all about.

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“Comedy is a genre which may be good to enjoy but is very hard to actually portray. With Bawal, the director has ventured in this less taken path and I hope that the audience will appreciate his courage” said actor Anindo.

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Sayani Ghosh will be seen in the role of Nusrat, while Jishu will be played by Arjun Chakraborty and Subhosree is enacted by Ritabhori Chakraborty in the soon to release comedy film Bawal.

Speaking at the occasion, actress Sayani Ghosh said “It was a great experience. We all had a grand time shooting for the film. I will again like to work with this team”.

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The script has been written by Pavel, while the music has been handled by Akassh.

The film is slated for release on the 12th of June.

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Audio Music Album of Upcoming Bengali Film Ashchey Bochor Abar Hobey Launched; A Teenage Love story with Soulful Music


New Bengali Film Ashchey Bochor Abar Hobey Audio Music Launch

“I will like to make it very clear from the beginning that I am not a part of this film. I have just come for the music launch ceremony as an invitee. Susanta Das is a dear friend and I have come to give him moral support at the music launch of his first feature film in Bengali” said actor Abir Chatterjee at the music launch of Bengali film Ashchey Bochor Abar Hobey.

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Rwittika Sen, Susanta Das, Arjun Chakrabarty, Indraadip Dasgupta, Anindya Chatterjee, Mahua Lahiri and others graced the music launch ceremony.

The film Ashchey Bochor Abar Hobey is the story of Arya (Arjun Chakrabarty) who enjoys life to the fullest. Arya shares a great relationship with his father. His father is his friend, philosopher and guide. His father comes to know that he is affected with cancer and becomes tensed about his son’s future. He sends Arya to his maternal uncle’s home in Durgapur. Arya experiences a different life in Durgapur. He falls in love with Piu (Rwittika Sen). However he breaks her heart by telling her that it was an accident and not a serious affair. He also comes to know about his father’s illness and this changes his life forever. What happens next is what the film all about.

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“The music of the film has been composed keeping in mind the tastes of the young audience. Since this is a youth centric film with a teenage love story at the centre of action, I have composed the songs accordingly” said music director Indraadip Dasgupta.

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There are five songs in the film and the lyrics have been written by Prosen. Arijit Singh, Anwesha, Monali Thakur, Mohan Kanan and others have lent their voices to the songs in the film. The music of the film is brought out under the banner of Asha Audio.

“We have shot at real locations in Durgapur during the Durga Puja. To shoot in a crowded pandal is a huge challenge and Susanta da had done a great job in controlling the crowd and also completing the shooting schedule” said Arjun Chakraborty.

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Shankar Chakrabarty, Mita Chatterjee, Rita Koyal, Rajat Ganguly will be seen in important roles in the film. Gora is the Director of Photography while the editing has been done by Sujay Datta Ray. The screenplay of the film has been written by Padmanabha Dasgupta.

The film Ashchey Bochor Abar Hobey is eyeing for release on the 22nd of May.

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Director Tarun Majumdar and Rituparna Sengupta team up for Upcoming Bengali Film Bhalobasar Bari

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They have done films like Alo and Chander Bari together. The duo will be again working together in the upcoming Bengali film Bhalobasar Bari. The duo I am referring to is director Tarun Majumdar and actress Rituparna Sengupta. The director who is returning to directing films after a span of eight years (his last released film was Chander Bari in 2007) is busy shooting for this film with Rituparna Sengupta in an important role.

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Based on a story by Prochet Gupta, Bhalobasar Bari is the story of Buli who is the eldest daughter of Bhabatosh, a middle aged clerk working in a jute mill. Bhabatosh suddenly loses his job and this leads to Buli taking up a job at a travel agency. She meets Kalyan at the travel agency. He is a jovial man on the outside but he is a victim of a personal tragedy. How the two individuals console each other in their personal tragedies and how they continue in the struggle of life is what the film all about.

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The shooting of the film is currently taking place in various parts of the city. Rituparna Sengupta who tasted great success with Alo in 2003 was ecstatic to be working again with the National Award winning director.

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The music of the film has been composed by Santana Basu. Pratik, Arjun Chakrabarty, Sraboni, Rajat  Gangyopadhyay and  Sarbari will be seen in important roles in the film.

A National Award winning director spearheading the project along with a stellar cast surely promises that the film will be a great entertainer.

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Director Biswaroop Biswas’s Debut Film Bawal Promises Unlimited Fun; Watch out for this Love Story with a Funny Bone

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Debutant film maker Biswaroop Biswas’s film Bawal’s shooting is currently in progress. The film is about Jishu and Subhosree, a couple deeply in love with each other. They are so much in love that they want to get married to each other. But the hitch is that they are unable to break this piece of news to the brothers of Subhosree. The brothers on the other hand are extremely possessive about their only sister. After the death of their parents, Subhosree’s brothers had raised her just like their own daughter. Subhosree and Jishu come up with a plan. The plan however fails to achieve its target. A third person enters their life, Nusrat. This leads to trouble. Whether Jishu can marry Subhosree and get her brother’s approval is what the rest of the film is all about.

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Sayani Ghosh will be seen in the role of Nusrat, while Jishu is played by Arjun Chakraborty and the charcter of Subhosree is enacted by Ritabhori Chakraborty in the upcoming comedy film Bawal.

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The film has been produced by KR Films.

Bawal has a promising premise and a good star cast. The audiences will have to wait to see what this comedy turns out to be.

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Interview: Director Arindam Dey aka Mamdo Da on his Upcoming Bengali Film ‘Kokhon Tomar Asbe Telephone’ and the Evolving Taste of Bengali Cine Goers

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Director Arindam Dey, who the Bengali Film Fraternity lovingly addresses as Mamdo Da is ready with his New Bengali Film ‘Kokhon Tomar Asbe Telephone’ starring Arjun Chakroborty and Debutant Sneha. Team Sholoana Bangaliana caught up with the director to know more about his new film and views on the changing taste of Bengali Cine Goers.

 

Sholoana Bangaliana: You first made your mark as a director of telefilms and have had a successful stint on television post which you ventured into films, please give us a brief insight into your journey as a film-maker till now…

Mamdo Dey: I had decided to take film making as a profession at a very early age. I grew up with paintings since my father was an artist and the first visuals that opened up to my inquisitive child eyes were not just the comic strips. It was also Picasso, Rembrant , Matisse , Van Gogh , Cezanne etc. So I grew up with visuals which were little different from usual, of course there was Tin Tin, Asterix , Mandrek , Mr Walker. I came out from college ( Jadavpur University ) in a time when Bangla cinema was almost a dead thing , so, I started my career with advertising. Then I shifted to television, thanks to the private television channel boom, we survived! I was busy making serials , tele-films and non-fiction programs for almost 10 years, after that I decided to start my own film and stopped working as a director in television and started producing and consulting television programs. At the same time, I started preparing for film and after three years I had gathered confidence to announce my secret wish to the producers and started toying with different ideas for films.

Your debut film ‘Ajab Prem Ebong Ekti Bus er Golpo’ was critically acclaimed but did not do too well commercially, did that in any way have an impact on your perspective on the kind of films you wanted to make?

I learned a lot from Ajob Prem Ebong. It was a film for cine lovers, it has won prizes in festivals in Canada and the U.S. But I think for the general viewers it was much out of ordinary and subtle. Had it been released now, the film would do better. In fact, I became little doubtful about the content of my next film; although it is a general and constant search for the film makers. So I decided to make a children’s film with a brand value. It worked, Goenda Gogol was a hit amongst viewers and that gave me a breathing space to jump into my next experimental thriller, Chayamanush.

As a director do you have any special liking for a specific genre of movies or do you feel that it is eventually the script that matters and not the genre?

I think a film maker should not constrain him or herself to any particular genre, rather; it’s the style that matters. Every maker has his/her own style…mark, to be precise. A maker can only improve the style he/she is comfortable with.

The audience today has evolved and has higher expectations; what is your analysis on the audience taste and content acceptability, as it stands today?

Today’s audience is well exposed to the world cinema. We can see Nolan in Inox etc. But , they expect a certain type of entertainment from us. They never expect that we deliver films like Skyfall or even Salman and Sharukh flicks. They want a well packaged Bangla entertainment with little introspection. Music plays a very important part here. Good melodious songs always carry Bangla films forward.

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What kind of homework and ground work do you always do before starting a movie?

As a full time film maker I am always in a process of starting a project. Fortunately I have an office dedicated for creative works. Every day I sit there with my team and develop ideas and stories etc. I always have more than three scripts ready for shooting. Once I get a matching producer I start fine tuning my script. So, it’s a constant process.

Your next film ‘Kokhon Tomar Ashbe Telephone’ is ready for release; please tell us about the story of this film?

It is a romantic comedy. The film starts with a misunderstanding through a phone in the program of our heroin Priyanka, who plays the character of a radio jockey. It is a lucidly narrated linear love story. The film has good songs, romantic moments and comic misunderstandings. It’s a film people can watch and enjoy with family.

Is there an interesting story behind the initiation of this film or was it the usual rigmarole of having a script and then getting a producer and moving on from there?

I was thinking of making a film based on phone in programs for a long time. The time when FM channels started becoming popular… It was in 2006 / 7. But I was not sure whether it would be a thriller or something else. Finally a film on a radio jockey gave me the germ. Based on that small germ I wrote the story in 2009.

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KTAT stars newcomer Sneha; why Sneha and what role does she play in the movie?

Sneha plays the role of a radio Jockey . I was looking for a fresh face for this film. I was looking for someone who is not a “Diva “, is rather our next door girl with some special talent. My producer and I started searching for the kind of face and got her after few months.

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What role does Arjun Chakroborty play in the movie and what do you have to say about Arjun’s evolution as an actor?

Arjun is playing the role of a car designer cum mechanic, who owns a state of the art garage. He is very close to his friends and 4 of them make a solid group. This young group is very lively, hops in discs , always has fun and is also engaged in serious social works. An intelligent, up market group of friends in nutshell!

Youngsters can already be heard humming the songs from your films, what did you have in mind while planning the feel of the film’s music?

I thought of a music director who is young, energetic and trendy. Dabbu did a wonderful job, so was Deb Sen. This film is a blend of peppy trendy numbers and sweet melodious tunes. The name of the film itself is the refrain of a super hit Bangla song . I also thought of a number which even a teddy bear can sing! Thus, we came up with the sweetest number,’ ek dui tin kore egochhi’…which was sung by Papon.

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Can KTAT be branded as a light hearted entertainer or does it have some underlying message to convey to the audience?

It’s a light hearted entertainer.

Why would you say should people come to the theaters to watch ‘Kokhon Tomar Asbe Telephone’?

Because its entertainment, entertainment and entertainment; without anything illogical and crude.

This is your second film with PB Films, the first being Chaya Manush; any particular reason or special bonding why the producers repeated you or you repeated the producers?

I feel comfortable working with P B Films and I think they feel the same too.

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Cine Goers are again increasingly steering away from watching Bengali Films, as a member of and on behalf of the Bengali film fraternity, any special message for the audience?

I will plea them to judge films by watching it personally and support our industry, because tomorrow you will feel proud of the products we are making and who knows your son or daughter could be a part of this industry in future.

Which are your upcoming projects that we can look forward to?

I am planning three films for next year. I might end up filming one or two.

Team Sholoana Bangaliana wishes director Arindam Dey aka Mamdo Da the Very Best for his Friday Release ‘Kokhon Tomar Asbe Telephone’ and sincerely hopes that he can continue to scale the heights of success without any hindrance!

 

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