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Upcoming Bengali Film Messi Press Conference; ‘Messi’ Highlights the Metaphor of Life in this Upcoming Sports Film

Upcoming Bengali Film Messi Press Conference

In the august presence of director Arnab Riingo Banerjee, Aryann Bhowmik, Rana Mitra, Choiti Ghoshal, Aishika, producer Pradip Churiwal and others, the press conference of the upcoming Bengali film Messi took place.


The film Messi is about Prosun who is a typical unemployed, disillusioned young graduate looking for work, dreaming a life with the lady he loves and be the ideal son to his parents, as they want him to be. Subrata, his father, a small time road engineer and a defamed soccer coach, has always considered Prosun (Rono) a curse from his last birth. Prosun’s best friend is his little brother Chotu (Aryan), nicknamed as Messi. He is younger to Prosun but is the pride of the family.


Chotu possess the good looks, the brains and the skills that his elder brother only dreamt of having– the talent of being a great soccer player! Somehow, adversity finds its way through the family and the lives of Prosun, his love, Mou and Chotu. One incident brings the entire world crashing to ground around Prosun and every happiness and bleak flame of hope start to extinguish. Messi cannot play soccer anymore. What happens next is what the film all about.


A die-hard Argentina fan, actor Aryann Bhowmik is more than happy to play the role of Messi in the film. “I would have been less excited had I been asked to play the role of Ronaldo in the film. Playing this character will be slightly easy as I have played football on the streets. I also have not got the chance to play football in the playground. So I could easily relate with the character. Apart from that I am following some exercise regimen so that the body looks as if I am a footballer and not an actor trying to act like a footballer” said the excited actor.


Speaking about the film Messi, director Riingo said “Messi is actually a metaphor in the film. This is the story of every individual who despite facing failures have risen up to fulfill their dreams and aspirations. This is a sports oriented film and football will have a sufficient screen time. About twenty to twenty five minutes of the film will be allotted to football games. About eight to ten games will be shown and the actors are training themselves for the act”.

How football can build brotherhood amongst us will also be highlighted in the film, revealed the director. “We all have a Messi in us. How we bounce back despite all odds is what the film all about” said Riingo.

The film Messi has Ronodeep Bose, Aryann Bhowmik, Rana Mitra, Choiti Ghoshal, Sumit Samaddar, Nigel Anthony, Pratik Roy, Chirodeep Mitra and newcomer Aishika in important roles.

The music of the film will be composed by Dibyendu Mukherjee (Cactus). The music will be an important part of the film and a theme song will also be composed for the film.

Messi will begin shooting from January 2016.

Priyanka Dutta

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New Bengali Film Force (2014) Review, Premiere Video and Pics; Intelligent Presentation

Video: Bengali Film Force Premiere

While most of us would be very concerned about a woman raising a child single handedly in a world dominated by men, hardly do we spare a thought for those men who, owed to various circumstances have to do this very same thing; if difficult for a mother it is more so for a father, that too when the child is autistic. Raja Chanda’s recently released Bengali film Force deals with the subtle and delicate relationship between a father and his autistic son.

The film begins with the Arjun, a workaholic police inspector rescuing a child single handedly from the clutches of a terrorist. He is so involved in his work that he hardly pays any attention to his son Abhimanyu until the death of his mother who was raising the child. It is only after the death of Abhimanyu’s grandmother that he comes to live with his father, the tough cop Arjun who eventually discovers that Abhimanyu, his only son is autistic. Arjun however, does not lose hope and continues to help his child in learning and other activities. Lending a helping hand is Abhimanyu’s teacher Lavanya who takes care of him and also comforts him like a mother. It is out of a sudden incident that Arjun realizes his son’s love for running. How Arjun overcomes the hurdles that life poses and helps his son to become a marathon runner is what the film cinematically presents.

Director Raja Chanda who had earlier delivered films like Bachchan and Rangbaaz must be appreciated for such subtle presentation of a human condition that is most often looked upon as a curse. He does not preach about autism, its care and management nor does he show the sudden transformation of Arjun’s son. The slow and steady transformation is what engages the audience and helps them empathize with the father. Also, a few tips in the film from the doctors to raise awareness about autism have been seamlessly wound into the script and that has not only nurtured the movie’s cinematic elements but has also helped in spreading an important message.

Along with all the good things, a few sequences like the item number featuring Deboleena Dutta should have been avoided as it will remind many of the Dabangg films starring Salman Khan where the police officials engaged in such tomfoolery in the name of entertainment. With such a sensible and topical issue as the theme of the film, such no-brainer stuff was better skipped.

Acting by Prasenjit Chatterjee, Arpita Chatterjee and Arya as Arjun, Lavanya and Abhimanyu is good. They are apt in their roles and show the emotions in a fitting manner. Arya who plays the role of Abhimanyu does not go overboard. He also enacts well and is noticeable amongst such big stars. Prasenjit Chatterjee who has been constantly reinventing himself portrays a wide range of emotions with great gusto. He breathes life into Arjun the father as well as Arjun the fearless police inspector.  Arpita as Lavanya is a fitting partner to the raising up of Abhimanyu. Ena Saha and Aryaan Bhaumik in their small roles have nothing much to do though in the film.

One of the best things about Force is, it never forces anything and neither does it become too heavy for an entertainer nor too flimsy to deal with an issue as serious as autism but silently and subtly enhances people’s knowledge on a human condition which if treated at the right time can be well managed. With good performances, action sequences and a subtle topic, Force is a good film to catch this weekend.

Bengali Film Force Premiere Pics

Sholoana Bangaliana Rating- 3.5/5


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.