Mainak Bhaumik has been presenting us with films of different styles like Aamra, Bedroom, Ami aar amar girlfriends and Mach, Mishti and more. The director is back again with the New Bengali Film Kolkata Calling. The press conference of this upcoming Bangla film took place at Nocturne. Present at this press conference were Mainak Bhaumik, June Maliah, Riya Sen, Raima Sen, Moon Moon Sen, Ritwick, Rita Bhimani, Neha Panda and many other celebrities from the Bangla film industry.
“Kolkata Calling is basically about three characters and their lives. The women represent different levels in the society. The first story has Riya and her mother. Riya Sen plays the role of a young lady who has just passed college and is very confused about her own career. She is confused as to whether she should become an actor or a model. The second story features around Raima Sen who has been given a de-glamorized look in this film. She is paired opposite Samrat Chakaborty in this film and he plays the role of a NRI. The third story revolves around Ritwick Chakraborty who is a young man of great character and wants to become an actor by profession” revealed Mainak Bhaumik. The film Kolkata Calling is about the youth in today’s time. The problems that they face- both culturally as well as mentally forms a major part of this film.
Moon Moon Sen will be seen playing the role of Riya’s mother in the film. The film will also see Kaushik Sen in a pivotal role. Mainak Bhaumik apart from being the director of the film has also penned down the script of the film.
Great actors, interesting story line, Mainak Bhaumik’s Kolkata Calling will be an interesting film to watch out for by the audience.
Director Kamaleswar Mukherjee’s Chander Pahar’s exclusive first look and teaser launch took place at Nicco Park on Children’s Day. The film is based on the novel by the same name written by Bibhutibhuson Bandopadhyay. Tollywood Hero Dev, Kamaleswar Mukherjee and Srikant Mohta of Sri. Venkatesh Films were present at the event.
“We selected Children’s Day for the release of the exclusive first look and trailer of Tollywood Hero Dev starrer Chander Pahar because the book is actually a story for the young readers. Hence we could not have got a better day for the launch of the teaser and the first look” said Kamaleswar Mukherjee. The film has been shot in various parts of Africa. “We are indeed lucky that we got the support of Srikant Mohta to finance this film. Many directors had earlier tried to make this film but they could not do so due to the huge amount of money required. The budget of the film is fifteen crores” added the director.
Dev, who received huge applause from the crowd after the teaser and first look launch danced with children. “I play the role of Shankar Roy in the film. This is a challenging and difficult film for me. I have fear of heights and despite that I did many sequences in the film from great heights. I have now realized that I am not fit for mountain climbing” said the actor. The actor who now seems comfortable with both the commercial and the non- commercial films, just said “Bring it on”. The actor also thanked the producer of the film as without his support a Bangla movie of such scale would not have been possible. “Think of it. The lion which has been used in the film charged 6 lakh rupees per day. Hence when such huge expenditure is required, you need a person who will back your ideas” said Dev.
The release date of Chander Pahar has still not been finalized though December 20 is still being considered as the tentative date for release.
Chander Pahar | Theatrical Trailer | Dev | Kamaleswar Mukherjee | 2013 (You Tube)