Tag: bengali-comedy-film

Interview- Director Abhijit Guha on his Upcoming Bengali Film Bitnoon; A Story that Married Couples will be able to relate with


Director duo Abhijit Guha and Sudeshna Roy is renowned for their meaningful comedy films. Be it Cross Connection, Teen Yaari Kotha, Prem By Chance or the recently released Ekla Cholo, the director duo has been entertaining the masses and also spreading meaningful message amongst the audiences with their films. Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent caught up with director Abhijit Guha to speak about his soon to be released film Bitnoon. Excerpts from the salty-tangy conversation..

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana- Bitnoon is quite an unusual name for a Bengali feature film. Why is the film so named?

Abhijit Guha- Bitnoon or rock salt as you know has a salty and tangy taste to it. There are people with High blood pressure problems or indigestion issues. Taking a pinch of rock salt not only enhances the taste but also helps a lot in the improvement of the health of individuals. Now back to your question as to why we named the film Bitnoon. That is simply because our lives are also filled with such salty and tangy moments. And in this film we will be highlighting life in all its spicy and salty form.


Sounds tasty, I mean interesting. Tell us something about the film’s story.

(Laughs out loud) Even you are finding it tasty at the mere mention of rocksalt. Jokes apart the film showcases conjugal problems. Rahul and Mou is a happily married couple with a six year old son. The trouble is the child does not leave the parents alone thereby destroying the privacy of the parents. Even when Rahul tries to woo his wife, the child comes in way. It is then that Rusha enters his life and this leads to a disastrous and hilarious consequence.

Many Bengali men will be able to relate to the problem that we are trying to showcase with the help of this film. There was a time when people used to say that a child will save a marriage; these days however a child and all the attention he demands increases the gap between the husband and the wife leading to separation. This is a reality and we have been trying to show this in our film. The audiences will surely be able to relate to this fact.


There are a couple of problems showcased in the film about present day society. Are you by any chance giving any solution to the audiences?

No, we are leaving an open end. We are just merely pointing out what is happening all around us. The film is like a mirror of the society and we did not want to pose any solutions to the problem. The audiences are wise enough to know how to tackle their own issues.

Speaking about the cast, you have actors like Sayoni Ghosh, Gargi Roychowdhury and Ritwik in the lead roles. What was the basis for the selection of the roles?

We selected all the three actors as they are all talented and versatile. We did not choose them merely for their star power or fame. They suited the role perfectly well and hence the decision to cast them.


Like all film makers you also do have some expectations from this film. How do you think the film will perform at the box office?

I personally feel that the film will do quite good business. I am not telling it will be a blockbuster. But I hope that the audiences will go to the hall and watch the film. That will be a great appreciation of the hard work that the entire team has done.

Bitnoon releases on the 3rd of April. Make sure you watch this tangy salty real life tale as am sure most couples today will be able to relate to this very realistic depiction of a certain stage of marriage.



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.

Interview: Actress Sayoni Ghosh on her Upcoming Bengali Film Bitnoon; A Fresh Comedy with Stellar Cast Releasing on April 3


She played the role of a single mother in Abhijit Guha- Sudeshna Roy’s film Ekla Cholo. She will be now essaying out the role of a young choreographer in the director duo’s soon to be released comedy film Bitnoon. She is none other than the feisty, pretty actress Sayoni Ghosh. Excerpts from a conversation between the actress and Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent Priyanka Dutta..

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana- First things first..Tell us something about your character in Bitnoon.

Sayoni Ghosh- I play the role of Rusha. She is a young choreographer. Rusha is extremely exciting, happy-go-lucky character and very feminine. This is one of the most feminine characters that I have played till now. One of the best things about this girl is she is never sad or unhappy. These terms do not exist in her life. She is full of life. She is like a rock salt or Bitnoon.

This is your second film with the director duo Abhijit Guha- Sudeshna Roy. How was the shooting experience like?

Oh it was great fun..!! This actually is my first film with the director duo. I had already completed shooting for Bitnoon by the time we started shooting for Ekla Cholo. But Ekla Cholo released first. In this film the audiences will get to see the comfort level between me and the director duo. I had always told them to do anything with me to make me suit in the role. When the directors find that you are doing a role sensibly, they take chances with you and also give tips to act better. That actually happened when we shot for Ekla Cholo where we both understood each other well.


You share screen space with Ritwick Chakraborty and Gargi Roy Chowdhury. How was the experience of working with both of these fantastic and experience actors?

I had worked with Ritwick da in a telelvision serial Josh. He was paired opposite me. He was awesome then and he is still a very versatile actor. Whenever I went for a shot, I looked at him and actually that motivated me to act well. Looking at him was a great learning experience.

As for Gargi di, I was nervous as she is a senior and also a talented actress. Though we do not have scenes together, the presence of both these actors has ensured that I maintain my acting levels to the highest degree possible.


Lastly, your ‘technically first’ project with the director duo Ekla Cholo took off on a high, so what expectation do you have from the upcoming Bengali film Bitnoon that not only has the Sudeshna-Abhijit magic but a stellar cast too?

Well I have high hopes and expectations. The success of Ekla Cholo has raised high hopes in mind regarding Bitnoon. I just fervently hope that the audience accepts this film as much as they liked the other film.

Wishing Sayoni Ghosh all the best for this interesting venture and hope Bitnoon opens to packed theaters on April 3.

Priyanka Dutta


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Interview: Kanchan Mullick on Comedy, Theater, Acting and an Actors Learning Process

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He may be thin, lanky and not as good looking but is one who can ensure that not one sitting in the audience can remain still and sullen for over five minutes after he starts with his gig and this marvelous actor, better known as comedian is none other than Kanchan Mullick. On behalf of Sholoana Bangaliana Television actor Arnab Bhattacharya engaged this fine actor and wonderful human being in a heart to heart chat. Excerpts from the conversation for the Sholoana Bangaliana readers.

Arnab Bhattacharya, Sholoana BangalianaYou have shifted base from the small screen to the big screen. Can you throw some light on your journey till now?

Kanchan Mullick– I started acting in theatre and have been associated with a theatre group for the past twenty four years. From there I shifted base to serials. The first serial I acted in was never aired and most people know Janata Express as my career’s first. This was a serial based on the life of Tenida. Shiboprasad is a great friend and Nandita di was introduced to me by him. I was apprehensive as I was the sole earning member of the family. And shifting to the big screen was a bit of uncertainty for me. I was not good looking and I will describe myself as handicap looking. However l was lucky and for the past nineteen years, the audience has been accepting me with open hearts as the character artist despite my lack of good looks. My main aim is always to entertain the audience as it is because of them that I still exist.

Arnab Bhattacharya, Sholoana BangalianaYou are describing yourself as a handicap artist as per the looks. But if we go back in the history of Bengali cinema, artists like Chinmoy Roy also had the same lanky look when younger age. What do you have to say about that?

Kanchan Mullick– I believe that performance matters. However there is always a preconceived notion that heroes must be good looking and tall while the heroines must be beautiful and sexy. Lama, Rudranil and I broke all these notions when we entered the industry. It is with our performances that we have been able to convince the directors that looks, though important do not define talent and it is one’s performance that eventually matters.


Arnab Bhattacharya, Sholoana BangalianaTill now only comedy has been your forte and you are known as a comedian. Have you ever felt that your acting potentials in the other spheres of acting have not been explored by the directors?

Kanchan MullickCharlie Chaplin said that comedy is the finest form of acting. The person who can excel in comedy can excel in genre of acting. Great actors like Tulsi Chakraborty and Bhanu Bandopadhyay had given such wonderful performances in comic roles but they never cried over the fact that they were only cast in comic roles. Then who am I? I have worked in Jatras, machas and in other art forms and have been appreciated by the audience. My biggest reward comes when audiences wait for me in remote villages and clap enthusiastically when I go on stage, even if it is at one at night in the winters.


Arnab Bhattacharya, Sholoana BangalianaWhat changes do you notice in the anchoring style of today and that used to be presented when you were primarily on stage?

Kanchan Mullick– I will not demean anyone. But I feel that it is very essential to listen when you are an anchor. When we did the anchoring, we did not have Wikipedia or Google to help us out. We depended more on what the audience said and then reacted accordingly. This helped in forming a bond with the audience and anchoring accordingly.

Arnab Bhattacharya, Sholoana BangalianaCan you tell us about your journey in the world of theater? You have known Mr.Kaushik Sen for a long time. How has that helped you?

Kanchan Mullick– I have known him for the past twenty four years. It is under his guidance that I understood the basics of acting. This has helped me immensely. An actor can be anything- gardener, king, hero, lawyer and others. This wide range is what no one else will be able to do. Theatre has created a base for me. Theatre is like a school for me.

Arnab Bhattacharya, Sholoana BangalianaDo you feel that the directors have not extracted the best out of you yet?

Kanchan Mullick– A creative person dies when he feels that he has done everything. The main element of a creative person is to keep on experimenting. The day I feel I have done everything, I will die creatively. I want to do a Julius Ceasar and a Hamlet too. I simply want to entertain the audience. I cannot simply tolerate an unsmiling face or a face with tears. I try and spread happiness with my acting.

The interview was just as entertaining as his acts have always been and Team Sholoana Bangaliana wishes the actor all the best for his future creative endeavors and hopes to see him spreading smiles for many more years to come.


Arnab Bhattacharya

Mr. Arnab Bhattacharya is a multi-talented television artist who brings with him 14 years of industry experience and expertise in the feilds of theater, poetry and acting. Mr. Bhattacharya has acted in popular Bangla serials like Crime Diary (ETV Bangla), Sati (Zee Bangla), Bhasha (Star Jalsha), Ishti Kutum (Star Jalsha) and is currently essaying the role of Chapal Bhairagi in one of ETV Bangla’s most popular serials Hiyar Majhe.

Arnab’s filmography includes short films like Sando Da, Magic, Calcutta -16 and a full length feature film Teen Kahon by Boudhayan Mukherjee.

New Bengali Movie ‘Bonku Babu’ Promises Laughter Unlimited; A Strong Message Tagged Along


Anindya Bikash Datta with TV soaps like “Ek Akasher Niche”, “Tomar Ghore Star” to his credit makes his debut on the big screen with the film Bonku Babu.  The press conference of this upcoming Bangla Movie took place at Minus 6 degrees in the presence of Anindya Bikash Datta, Saswata Chatterjee, Suchandra Vaniya, Rajatava Datta, Rupa Bhattacharya, Arjun Chakraborty, Arunima Ghosh and the producer duo of Deepak Chandak and Sonika Singh Bhatti.


Speaking about his film, the director said “The film Bonku Babu is a representative of the crisis that most Bengalis face in recent times. With the fast disappearance of the joint family system, nuclear families are fast gaining importance. Big houses are demolished to build skyscrapers. Joint family system with its advantages and disadvantages has played an important part in inducing feelings of community building in our society”.


Saswata Chatterjee plays the role of Bonku Babu in the film. “I play the role of Bonku Babu who is a larger than life character. He is a strict police man. His family is also unique just like him. He is a great fan of Rajesh Khanna, his daughter is a fan of Salman Khan, his elder son a fan of Mithun Chakaborty and the younger one adores Hrithik Roshan. There is a very hilarious sequence where Bonku Babu and his two sons dance to the tunes of the songs of their favorite stars” said Saswata Chatterjee.


Rrupa Bhattacharya said “I am grateful to Arunima for actually suggesting me to do this role in the film. It is said that two heroines cannot help one another but Arunima has proven everyone wrong”.

Bonku Babu promises to make the audiences laugh their hearts out. We will have to wait and see whether the film can live up to the expectations that they have created.

Priyanka Dutta