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Interview: Prosenjit Chatterjee on his Upcoming Bengali Film Praktan and the Working Chemistry with Rituparna (Sholoana Bangaliana Exclusive)


Tollywood Superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee who has two back to back releases in the form of Gautam Ghose’s Sankhachil and Nandita Roy- Shiboprosad Mukherjee’s Praktan is all set to wow the audiences with his stellar performances. While Sankhachil has been bestowed with the Best Bengali Film award at the National Film Award ceremony, the actor is much more in news for his pairing with ace actress Rituparna Sengupta after a span of fifteen long years. Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent caught up with the actor at the trailer launch of this film. Read on to find what Bumba da had to say…

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana- The trailer launch is done. So what do you have to say about the trailer?

Prosenjit Chatterjee- I mean it looks so good. The beauty of the city has been captured so well. Added to that is the recitation of Tagore’s Hatath Dekha by Soumitra Chatterjee. It lends a whole new dimension to the trailer. Let’s see how my fans and well wishers react to the trailer of this film.


So can you tell us something about the character that you play in Praktan?

Prosenjit Chatterjee- Ujaan is a guide who takes foreigners and tourists from other states out for heritage walks. Films revolving guides have been made in both Bollywood and Tollywood. But I was not aware about this profession before. All the credit goes to Nandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee for doing such an extensive research on them.

You have a penchant for picking up challenging roles, what attracted you to do this character?

Prosenjit Chatterjee- (laughs) The character of Ujaan attracted me because I was not aware of these people who actually spend time to uphold the heritage of the city. I was aware of the history of the city to some extent. But it was during the shoot of this film, that I have become more aware of the city’s history in details. Kolkata is a fascinating city and even we the citizens of this city are not aware of many issues. But these individuals who take people out for such heritage walks actually do a noble job of upholding the city in front of the tourists who come here.

One thing that struck me about these individuals was that they do not earn much. However, they still do this job out of their love for the city. In the film, the profession has not been looked down upon. Instead the director duo had tried and showcased their contribution in upholding the pride of the city to the tourists.

Bumba da, you are even experimenting with your looks. Please throw some light on your look in this film!!

Prosenjit Chatterjee- Experimenting is necessary or else the audiences will grow tired of watching me (laughs out loud). There are two looks in the film. I have been told to do two looks in the film- one will be for the past and one will be for the present. I have thought about it and then done the look. Ritu and I have done many good films together. But Utsab is one of my favorites. The look in that film also is one of my favorites. Hence I have gone back to that look for this film too. Let’s see how the audiences react to my experimentation.


Nostalgia is high with this film. You are working with Aparajita Auddy after seventeen years and with Rituparna Sengupta after fifteen years. What do you have to say about this?

Prosenjit Chatterjee- That is correct. Apa is a powerful and wonderful actress. We worked long before and she has evolved much as an actress from the last time I acted alongside her. The best thing that has happened to Indian cinema is that slowly and gradually the concept of the conventional hero and heroine is fading away. This is giving scope to powerful actresses like Aparajita who can prove their mettle too. Hence, we will be seeing her in a very important role in Praktan.

As for Ritu, it is actually wonderful to work with her. We share a rapport that is hard to describe. When we were going to give the first shot on day one of the shooting, the director duo asked us to do a less intense shot as we are working after so many years. The funny part is we did about thirty scenes on the first day itself. I will not boast but it did not feel as if we were working after so many years. Such is the bonding!!


The most evident question- your expectations from the film..!!

Prosenjit Chatterjee- I know our fans have a lot of expectations from us and also from the director duo. We have all given our level best. Now it is up to them to come to the halls and give as much love as they can to this film as they gave for the other films of Nandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee.

We are all equally excited to watch this hit pair again on screen. However, we will have to wait till 27th May to see this magic unfold on screen.



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.


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Upcoming Bengali Film Sathe Jokhon Prakhar Rudra Announced

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The announcement of the Bengali film Sathe Jokhon Prakhar Rudra took place recently in the august presence of the director Abir Biswas, Saswata Chatterjee, Shataf Figar, Sampurna Lahiri, Riecha Sharma, Subhashis Mukherjee, Mousumi Bhattacharya and others.


The name Prakhar Rudra might bring back memories of a sleuth Prakhar Rudra which was made famous by Lalmohan Ganguly aka Jatayu. However this Prakhar Rudra bears no connection with that character and the name is just coincidental, revealed the debutant director.


The film Sathe Jokhon Prakhar Rudra is about Colonel Prakhar Rudra who stays at 10, Krishna Mallick Lane. He stays there alone after the death of his wife and kid in a militant attack at Jamshedpur Army School 2003. Brishti is a five year old girl who lives with her mother Meghla who is a school teacher by profession. Brishti has weird dreams and she likes to paint the things that she dreams of. Prakhar Rudra meets the girl and finds resemblance with his dead daughter. He takes her to a psychiatrist. After counseling, the reason for this problem is found to be that of reincarnation. How will Prakhar Rudra solve the mystery?


Subhashis Mukherjee plays the role of GoGo in the film. “My character’s name is Gouranga Goldar and hence in short it is called GoGo. How this character will make me run in the film is what the audiences will get to see. In recent times a huge number of films are being made on detectives. This is a new detective and this will be an interesting film to work on” said the actor.

Shataf Figar who will be playing the role of Prakhar Rudra said “This is an interesting character that I will be playing in this film. It is a great honor for me to work again with Apu da (Saswata Chatterjee) after the film 89. We hope to break the monotony and bring in certain freshness with this film”.


Saswata Chatterjee plays the role of an owner of a tea estate. “Revealing much about a thriller is not good at this moment. When I was approached for the film by Abir, what I liked about him is his passion. He said that he wanted to make a good film and create a good impression in the minds of the audience. He was also practical when he said that he did not claim to create huge box office record with this film. I liked that very much and hence I agreed to do this film” said the actor.

Saswata Chatterjee (Bhaskar Mukherjee), Shataf Figar (Prakhar Rudra), Sampurna Lahiri (Priya), Mousumi Bhattacharya (Ankhi), Chandan Sen (Chandrashekhar) and Subhashis Mukherjee (Gouranga Goldar) will be seen in important roles in the film.

Produced by Egaal Mmotion Pictures, the film is going to start shooting soon.

Priyanka Dutta

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Dev and Koel hands over prizes to winners of PC Chandra Dhanteras Dhanvarsha 2015

Dev and Koel giving away the PC Chandra Awards

“It is indeed a grand start to the New Year with gifts like laptop or Renault Kwid cars as gifts from PC Chandra for buying jewelry from them. I congratulate all the winners who will be getting all these gifts” said actress Koel Mallick at the prize distribution ceremony of PC Chandra Dhanteras Dhanvarsha 2015. Actor- MP Dev accompanied her in giving away the prizes.

PC-Chandra-Dhanteras-prizesDuring the occasion of Dhanteras, PC Chandra Jewellers provided customers with gifts on every purchase across the thirty three showrooms located all over West Bengal. The winners were selected through a contest for which the customers had to fill a contest form during the time of the purchase of the jewelry. In the event of multiple correct responses, the winner was selected with the help of a lucky draw. The winners were picked in the presence of actors Sreelekha Mitra, Deb Shankar Haldar and the Directors of PC Chandra Jewellers.


Thirty three branded laptops and twelve Renault Kwid cars were given away to the winners.

The evening also saw the spirited performances of Zee Bangla Sa Re Ga Ma Pa fame- Durnibar Saha and Adriza Chakraborty. The duo sang melodious fast and slow tracks and kept the audiences mesmerized at the event.

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