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Bollywood Film Coffee With D Kolkata Promotions; Standup Comedian Sunil Grover’s Debut Bollywood Film

Video: Coffee with D Kolkata promotions

The press conference of the upcoming Bollywood film Coffee with D took place recently in the presence of actor Sunil Grover. The standup comedian who has made a name with his portrayal of Dr. Mashoor Gulati in the popular show The Kapil Sharma Show interacted with the media and spoke at length about making his debut in Bollywood.


The film shows Sunil Grover as a controversial television journalist named Arnab Ghosh and Zakir Hussain as the infamous Dawood Ibrahim. The Bollywood film Coffee with D is a hilarious parody on the underworld Don’s life.


Speaking about his experience, he said “I am glad that people have given me so much love due to the portrayal of the different women characters. They are difficult. I do not know how women manage a sari. You know I have become so accustomed to doing such roles that I often used to check whether I had put on lipstick just before a shot was taken”.


The actor also revealed that the character that he plays in the film is loosely based on eminent journalist Arnab Goswami. He focused on the point that this has been done so as to help the audience in relating with the character shown on the screen. “Journalists do a tough job. They work day and night. Hats off to them for the hard work! I used to work in a news channel before I entered in this world of acting. So I am well aware of the way that they act. That helped a lot in enacting the character” said Sunil.

An Apex Entertainment production, Coffee with D is directed by Vishal Mishra and produced by Vinod Ramani. It is slated for release on 6th January.

Priyanka Dutta

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Upcoming Hindi Film Detective Byomkesh Bakshy Poster Unveiled in Kolkata

Upcoming Bollywood Film Byomkesh Bakshi Poster Launch

“Bakshy! Detective Byomkesh Bakshy” – the dialogue itself speaks a lot about the upcoming Bollywood film, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy. Based on the adventure of the popular Bengali sleuth Byomkesh Bakshi, the film has been directed by Dibakar Banerjee. The poster launch of this film took place at the Lalit Great Eastern Hotel in the presence of the director Dibakar Banerjee and Sushant Singh Rajput who plays the sleuth in the film.


Speaking at the occasion, the director highlighted why the hotel has been selected as the venue for the poster launch. “While making the film we had done enough research work so that we could get the basics right. Hence we got to learn of many incidents like the bombing by Japan on Calcutta. The bomb actually dropped near Great Eastern Hotel on 20th December 1943. Hence we decided to do the poster launch here at this venue. I mean this is the best venue that we can even get”.


Looking dapper in a dhoti and coat, Sushant Singh Rajput who plays the lead role of Byomkesh Bakshy in the film said “Wearing a dhoti was a big challenge for me initially. However I must add that it felt airy and also very comfortable”. To this, the director jokingly added that the actor also must have felt very liberated too.


The director sportingly answered many of the queries regarding the look and feel of the Bengali sleuth in the trailer. “Look this is my interpretation of the detective. I have avoided watching the films of other directors so that there is no influence on my mind while making the film. Even Anjan da (Anjan Dutt) rang me up and congratulated me for doing a good job with the trailer of the film. That feels good actually” said Dibakar Banerjee.

When questioned about the use of Bakshy instead of the Bengali Bakshi for the name of the sleuth, the director said “A title or a name undergoes a change with culture. With this film I am targeting the non-Bengali audience who are not even aware of the detective. Bakshi for the Bengali audience will become Bakshy for them”.


Dibakar Banerjee also stated some reasons for selecting Sushant Singh Rajput for the role. “Firstly he does not have a superstar image which he has to break. Secondly he is an upcoming talent who has a growing fan following based on his talent. All these factors made me decide and make him the Byomkesh of my film” said the director.

The music of the film is contemporary. The director clarified that he did not want a dated feel to his film and hence he made the music contemporary. He also wanted to see what will be the result of this experimentation on the minds of the audience.

The poster of the film has been designed by a Kolkata based firm. Rejecting popular opinion that the posters were inspired from Bond films or foreign graphic novels, the director said that it draws its origin from the illustrations of Dev Sahitya Kutir.

The director summed up the press conference with “Expect the unexpected” from his upcoming Hindi film.

The film is slated for release on 10th April 2015.

Priyanka Dutta

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Saare Chuattor Ghoshpara Movie Review; Buy Tickets at Your Own Risk

Saare Chauttor GhoshparaAfter watching or rather tolerating the film “Shaare Chuattor Ghoshpara”, I want to thank God and the director duo of Soumyo – Supriyo for not even trying to remake or even remotely make a new adaptation of the immensely popular film “Shaare Chuattor” starring the hit pair of Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen. That would have been disastrous for the Bengali audience.

The story of the film goes like this. Sagnik, Ani and Koushik are three close friends who live as paying guests. They have their dreams and aspirations. One wants to make a name in the field of acting, another as a boxer and the third in the field of music. However financial constraints become an issue for them. It is at this juncture that they come to know that a girl named Piu is missing and whoever can find them will get one crore as a reward. Piu is actually the daughter of Don Google Biswas. They however come to know that this missing girl is living in a house opposite them. The landlord of the house had also seen the missing advertisement and even he and his wife were targeting Piu. What happens next? Do they get the one crore rupees or the landlord gets the amount? And what happens to the dreams of the three friends?

Does the story increase your interest? It may, but once you sit in the dark hall, you will look everywhere to get rid of this torture that you see on screen. The direction which could have done wonders to this story is not up to the mark. The director duo fails miserably. Neither is the plot humorous nor does it evoke any other emotion apart from misery.

To add to this crisis, the actors also do not contribute much to the betterment of this film. Vivek Trivedi, Arnab Banerjee, Samir Ranjan Biswas all fail to do anything substantial in the acting department. Vivek and Arnab are too stocky for comfort. Even after doing a couple of films, they are yet not comfortable in front of the camera. Partha Sarathi Chakraborty and Pamela however do justice to their roles. But their performance fades in front of the huge miserable performances given by the other actors in this film.

Compared with the state of direction and acting in this film, the music department has been well handled by Ashok Bhadra. But I hardly feel any audience will remember the music due to the torture that they will have to bear in form of this film.

Saare Chuattor Ghoshpara is neither a comedy film nor is a buddy film. It is just a tasteless “Khichudi”.

Saare Chuattor Ghoshpara Movie Review by Priyanka Dutta

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